FUNDACIÓN ACCIÓN HUMANA DE LA LUZ ETERNA 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-56/2017
- Dispo : 25M / 25F (Total Part 50)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 20 - 99
Our aim is to help the children of the street and the children of the community that come from poor farmer families, giving them a secure shelter, a home for them to live in and the opportunity of receiving a formal education. This education and formation is given in such a way that the children that have been in the project can eventually help other children that are in the same situation. Some of our principal objectives are: – Offer the children in a street situation and social risk a home and the opportunity of being productive humans in society. – Re-establish family and social bonds. – Stimulate the desire of studying and giving oneself the opportunity of being a normal human being with rights as the rest. – Help the Honduran children to resist the temptation of drugs and help those who already suffer from an addiction. Main Activities The centre is oriented to provide shelter for approximately 60-80 orphans, abandoned and underprivileged children from ages 8 -19. Besides shelter and food, its designed to complement the local public educational facilities. All resident children attend the available public schools. The centre also has excellent recreational areas, including sports facilities like a soccer field and multipurpose fields for basketball, volleyball, etc. There is also a small recreational pool where the children can learn to swim. Some activities carried out with the children are: – Different excursions with the children. – Sports and events that take place in the centre. – Fund-raising events with the children, renting the centres facilities. Volunteer tasks Taking care of children is the major function and occupies the 75% of the time, which includes assisting the children with their homework, personal hygiene, recreational activities, artistic activities, games and sports, excursions. The volunteer assists the staff in administrative and organizational tasks (making schedules, documentation, project promotion, writing reports, etc.). To teach English in the school. The volunteer helps in food preparation, up-keeping and conservation of the facilities and installations. Help in the fund-raising events. The volunteer may also contribute with other activities and propose new ones.
Living in a dormitory assigned for the volunteers located within the Centre.
San Francisco de Yojoa, Cortés San Francisco de Yojoa is a small peasant village of about 2,000 – 3,000 people, located 86 km south of San Pedro Sula, close to the Lake of Yojoa and the Pulhapanzak Waterfalls. It is a municipality of the industrial department of Cortés. It is a remote rural area and its economic activity is focused in the agricultural sector (coffee and sugar cane plantations). The majority of the population is Catholic, but there are also many Protestant families. Religion plays an important role in local culture. This village is a very secure and calm place with many welcoming inhabitants. Many foreigners have come to live here through ICYE Honduras; hence the inhabitants are used to treating foreigners and understand that at the beginning they don’t speak Spanish fluently.
Age: 20 years or older. Gender: Indifferent. Languages: Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but Intermediate knowledge is acceptable. Studies: None in particular. Abilities and Attitudes: The volunteer needs to be motivated to take care of needy children. The volunteer has to have a high level of social sensibility and the ability of adjusting to the local conditions. Artistic, athletic, English and computer skills are appreciated. Religion: Respectful to Christian beliefs.
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.