ICYE STEPS / CREER 2017
Volontariat de 4 à 16 semaines; frais supplémentaires de 370€ pour le 1er mois, puis 65€ par semaine. Placement individuel, programme ouvert toute l'année
- Code : HON-11/2017
- Dispo : 25M / 25F (Total Part 50)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
“Centro de Rendimiento Educativo Especial “RENACER” – CREER (Centre of Special Educational Performance “REBIRTH”)” is a center with the goal of contributing to the process of autonomy, family and social involvement of children with neurological disability. CREER’s main aims are: To develop an integral program of rehabilitation and education oriented to the cerebral re-education of children and youths with cerebral paralysis, in order to let them strengthen their physical, intellectual, physiological and social skills and abilities. To create the association of parents of children with neurological paralysis in order to let them be co-managers of the organization and to be systematically trained in the process of reciprocal learning-teaching with the children. To bring awareness to the different social sectors about the commitment of the construction of the dignity for people with disabilities. Main Activities The project carries out different activities based on the Glenn Doman (of the Neurological Institute of Human Potential of Philadelphia) methodology of cerebral re-education. The activities are divided into 4 main programs: Physical neurological growth: to stimulate mobility, balance and manual labor. Intellectual neurological growth: to stimulate the five senses. Physiological neurological growth: to improve cerebral oxigenation Social neurological growth: to help the children understand that they can live a worthy life. Volunteer tasks The volunteer could participate in any of the activities carried out at the center to achieve: Physical neurological growth Intellectual growth (with numbers, words, images, etc) Physiological growth (amsk program and hydrotherapy) Social growth. Project available for January.
Living with a host family.
San Pedro Sula is the second biggest city in Honduras with 1.5 million inhabitants. Located only 55 km from the Caribbean coast and being the main center of traffic, San Pedro Sula has become Honduras’ most important center of industry and commerce. Due to its level of only 70 m above sea level, San Pedro Sula has the heat of the Caribbean coast, though without a refreshing wind which results in hot weather almost all year-long. Getting around San Pedro Sula is easy. It is divided into four quadrants following the old Spanish system of building cities: northeast, southeast, northwest and southwest. All the streets are numbered, with avenues leading from north to south and streets east to west. San Pedro Sula is geographically blessed with many attractions nearby; it is connected by the most complete network of highways in Central America, making it a breeze to visit the different points of interest in the area. San Pedro Sula is also known as the “Industrial City” due to all the industrial activity in this zone. San Pedro Sula “Feria Juniana” is a famous carnival celebrated in June. Music, colors, parades, etc. In San Pedro Sula, one can find many marginal areas in which unfortunately extreme poverty exists, mainly due to migration from rural areas which causes a high unemployment rate. One of the biggest problems of the city is street children.
Age: Older than 18 years old. Gender: Indifferent. Languages: Indifferent. Studies: None in particular. Abilities and Attitudes: Patient, being affective but firm, to show initiative and physically fit. Religion: Indifferent.
ICYE Honduras was founded in 1981. The committee is run by former exchangees and volunteers. The national office, located in Tegucigalpa is run by a four-staff team.
Voluntary service placements include working with homeless and street children, disabled, children’s rights, homes for the elderly, sick or homeless people, health clinics, human rights organisations, indigenous groups, primary schools, youth organisations, and social projects in general. Attendance of university courses is allowed provided it does not interfere with voluntary service.