Nowadays the Kindergarten and nursery receives 138 underage children, 42 toddlers and 96 children between 2 years and 3 years 11 months who live in the community of La Serena y Coquimbo. One of the main characteristic of this project is the incorporation of the families and the community to the educational work. The parents of the children are so poor that they cannot afford to keep their children healthy or well fed. The projects serve as a day care, kindergarten and support center. Volunteers assist the local staff with the basic needs such as feeding, bathing and clothing, putting them down for naps and changing diapers.
They also assist the staff with instructional activities and play with the children on the playground. Proficiency in Spanish is necessary to interact with the staff, as well as be useful to the children. Come with a positive and flexible attitude and be eager to jump in where needed.
Host family Accommodation. All meals included daily. Airport transfers on arrival and departure. Our local Project Coordinators will provide orientation, introduction and placement in a volunteer work project. Spanish classes can be arranged for you locally, if you need it.
The project coordinator is available 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise. They can assist in arranging sightseeing excursion before, during or after the volunteer program.
La Serena, in northern Chile, is the country's second-oldest town. La Serena maintains a Spanish neo-colonial style according to the "Plan Serena" implemented by the Chilean government, which allowed the city to grow yet keep its own unique style. The heritage of the city includes over 30 churches, a romantic avenue of replica classical Italian statues, elegant colonial buildings and numerous gardens and parks. La Serena is a pretty colonial town with a population of about 120,000. It is the capital city of Coquimbo Province, located about 250 miles north of the Chilean capital of Santiago.
From here you can reach the Elqui Valley, famous for producing "Pisco", (the traditional drink of choice in the Andes), and for being one of the world's major astronomical centers due to its clear skies (Tololo, Campanas and Silla Observatories). The surrounding area has the greatest concentration of astronomical observatories in the world.
Nowadays the Kindergarten and nursery receives 138 underage children, 42 toddlers and 96 children between 2 years and 3 years 11 months who live in the community of La Serena y Coquimbo…
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