PARQUE NACIONES UNIDAS EL PICACHO2017
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-51/2017
- Dispo : 25M / 25F (Total Part 50)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
“Fundación de Parques Nacionales – Parque Naciones Unidas (National Park Foundation – United Nations Park)” is a non-profit organization that promotes and contributes to the conservation, improvement and administration of the National Parks Ecological Conservation Plan in the context of sustainable development of the country, channeling in an efficient and effective way the resources available in coordination with the efforts of the municipal and national government, and other public or private institutions to establish links for the fulfillment of our goals. The Conservation, Improvement and Promotion Project of the United Nations Park also called "El Picacho" has as primary aims the forest resources and environmental conservation, and the cultural tourism; particularly involving the communities surrounding the park. As well external groups and partners, promoting to the capital?s population and visitors the importance of the environment and the cultural relevance of the park, improve the recreational areas and the construction of kiosks, new gardens, and ornate balconies that contribute to the park. This project is of vital importance because of the need for the implementation of an irrigation system in southern slope of the park necessary for the strengthening of the areas to be reforested because of the topography of the ground. Main Activities Environmental Education: In order to achieve the specific objective, which is the protection and maintenance of the United Nations Park, El Picacho, the Foundation works with the various boards of the areas adjacent to the park, as well as the various schools and institutes in the capital city, providing educational talks about the importance of the environment in addition to the environmental and historical importance that has the green lung of the Capital City. Forest Protection: The National Park Foundation has a management plan, an essential tool to carry out different activities of protection and the construction of rounds, surveillance and forestry areas referred to in the schedule. Institutional Strengthening: With the development of this project is also meant for the conservation and protection of the park, to publicize the cultural and historical and environmental park and the creation and improvement of areas that would come to affect the entry of visitors and hence in raising funds to achieve self-sustaining park. Volunteer tasks Volunteers can support any area of the project and its programs, according to his/her abilities and interests such as: To do manuals of environmental education. Environment Instructor, non-formal education activities, like teaching daily lessons on environment education (teaching young people how to protect the nature and how to use responsibly the natural resources), visiting schools and/institutions to make social conscious. To make inventory of different plant species. Available for January and August.
Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, got its tongue-twisting name from the ancient indigenous dialect “Nahuatl” that means “silver mountain”. In effect, Tegucigalpa came to be during colonial times a mining center. “Tegus”, as its inhabitants affectionately call it, is a mixture of an old colonial city that has turned into the modern capital of Honduras. Its population is approximately 1,200,000 inhabitants. Tegucigalpa is a city with a very pleasant climate, nestled in a valley of about 3,000 ft. Its highest peek, the mountain “El Picacho”, is located at an elevation of 930 m above sea level. Getting around Tegucigalpa can be a confusing experience. Despite the colonial history of the city, it does not have the typical Spanish layout of square streets around the city. This is mostly that terrain around the city did not allow this. Nonetheless, Tegucigalpa is well connected to all parts of Honduras. Buses leave daily to all cities. After the capital had been switched back and forth between Comayagua and Tegucigalpa, Tegucigalpa became the permanent capital in 1880. In 1938 it was joined with its twin city Comayagüela to one governmental district, “Municipio del Distrito Central: M.D.C.”. Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela appear from far as one big city, but the “Grande” or “Choluteca” River divides the city, and as one comes closer one can tell the difference. While Tegucigalpa is the political and cultural centre of Honduras, Comayagüela is more commerce orientated; here one can find everything for good prices at the different markets. In Tegucigalpa, 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. Gender: Indifferent. Languages: Basic Spanish and English. Studies: Experience and/or training in teaching education, and environment. Abilities and Attitudes: The volunteer should be interested in youth organization work, concerned about ecology and the protection of the environment, aware of social issues, to have physical condition, highly motivated, very responsible, with own initiative and ideas, dynamic, communicative, and flexible. 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.