ICYE STEPS / FUNDACIÓN AMBOS SABANAGRANDE 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-23/2017
- Dispo : 25M / 25F (Total Part 50)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
Fundación Horizontes al Futuro (Foundation Horizons to the Future) is a rehabilitation home-centre, which main objective is re-education, qualification and re-immersion for male street children into the family and the society. In an atmosphere of dialogue, respect and freedom it is tried to give the children the discovery of other more constructive alternatives, that the child takes responsibility for his life and that of the centre, that he grows values that favour his own dignity and living together with others, propitiating an education that discovers the values and that forms attitudes; or what is the same: giving them an integral formation. Fundación Horizontes al Futuro’s activities are: To form, give follow-up and the attention that each child staying under the boarding school regime in the centre requires. The centre becomes their home. Teach them to take care of themselves, like personal hygiene, to wash clothes, perform chores, etc. Help the children do their studies in colleges and public or private institutions through scholarships. Give vocational formations through the workshops that are imparted in the centre by the educators and volunteers groups. The workshops are: carpentry, tailor-ship, computer and welding, in which also locals of Comayagua may participate. The activities in which the volunteers will be involved depend in the tasks of the preference and/or knowledge of the volunteer and the center’s necessities at that time. Educate the children about the importance of having good habits and manners; giving a daily good example. Help the children with their studies, like their homework. Take the children to the school. Work with the children in different activities (sports, hygiene, rehabilitation, etc.) Help in the workshops of vocational formations. Spend time with the children. The Social Project has a lot of interest for new ideas for classes, workshops, activities that the volunteer may have and develop.
Living within the social project
Comayagua is located 50 miles north of Tegucigalpa and 90 miles south of San Pedro Sula. It is of very easy access due to the main highway connecting the two most important cities of Honduras, Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, which passes just outside Comayagua. It started as a very important city during Colonial times, turning it into the Spanish Province’s political and cultural centre. Nowadays, Comayagua is a very well-preserved Colonial city with much Colonial architecture. One interesting tradition is the creation of carpets on the streets during Easter Week using coloured sawdust to create intricate religious designs. In Comayagua, one can find many marginal areas in which unfortunately extreme poverty exists, mainly due to the insufficiency of jobs available.
Age: Indifferent. Gender: Indifferent. Language: Basic Spanish. Studies: None in particular. Though skills and knowledge to develop the workshops would be greatly appreciated (carpentry, tailor-ship, computer and welding). Abilities and Attitudes: Have self-confidence, have a firm character. Religion: Respect and tolerance to beliefs; the project was founded by a Catholic priest.
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.