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-45/2017
- Dispo : 25M / 25F (Total Part 50)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
Fundación AMBOS Sabanagrande is a non-profit center, supported mainly by the organization ATUTO?s handicrafts sales. These sales give nutritional and basic health assistance to impoverished children and elderly of the local community (Sabanagrande). It also contributes to tutoring and school materials to the children. That is, it is contributing to improve their quality of life. In the Fundación AMBOS Sabanagrande the following problems for children are dealt with: Malnutrition Irresponsible parenthood Scholar desertion Abuse The kindergarten “Ana Joaquina Andino” is a public mixed preschool for children 4 – 5 years old. There are around 4 teachers in charge of their schooling in daytime Schedule (the mornings). Here, children learn to develop their motor skills and early social skills. They receive some English classes but not necessarily on a daily basis. They need the help of the volunteers due to the number of children, so that they receive the proper attention and stimulation. The volunteers’ English-speaking skills also contribute to improve the English classes that are offered. Main Activities Fundación AMBOS Sabanagrande’s regular activities are divided according to the target groups: CHILDREN: Tutoring. Non-formal education. When there are enough donations, distribution of school materials and food. Performing leisure and after-school activities. KINDERGARTEN: Formal education / teaching Assisting the teacher The AMBOS project and the Kindergarten complement each other, as sometimes the siblings of the young kindergartners go to AMBOS in the afternoon. Since there is only one kindergarten and one school in Sabanagrande, all the children interact with each other and know about the project, so they all participate in a way, on special occasions or when they need the extra school help. Volunteer tasks Help with the children’s homework: explaining, informing, accompanying, researching, etc. (tutoring) Teach English. Give computer classes. Do sport and leisure activities. Assist in the distribution of school materials to the children. Sometimes assist activities with the elderly (e.g. playing with them). NOTE: The volunteer mainly assists with the children’s activities. Project available for January and August.
Sabanagrande’s population is approximately 3,800 inhabitants and it is located about one hour from Tegucigalpa. In this community the population is mainly dedicated to agricultural activities, arts and crafts (handicrafts, pottery, etc.) and bakery products; the “rosquillas” (a type of bread) is very well-known. Sabanagrande is a community with a very pleasant climate and it is located on the way to the southern region of the country. Locals are very welcoming and like to host foreigners. There is access to transportation: a bus service every 30 minutes to the city of Tegucigalpa and also to the southern part of the country. Sabanagrande was one of the many Honduran communities greatly affected by Hurricane Mitch in 1998. This devastation with a huge economical loss left many impoverished families, causing many cases of children in high social risk. Volunteer and social work is much needed!
Age: Older than 18. Gender: Indifferent. Languages: Spanish and English. Studies: None in particular. Abilities and Attitudes: It is very important that the volunteer is interested in working with children, since this is the target group with which he/she will be most involved. Interests in sports, art and handcrafts and to be mature. 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.