OLIMPIADAS ESPECIALES HONDURAS, OEH 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-6/2017
- Dispo : 25M / 25F (Total Part 50)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
Olimpiadas Especiales Honduras (Special Olympics Honduras) belongs to the international network of Special Olympics International. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide sport training and athletic competition throughout the year in a variety of sports of olympic style, to all the people of eight years of age and older that have an intellectual and/or physical disability, giving continuous opportunities to develop a physical aptitude, to demonstrate value, to experience joy and to participate an interchange of gifts, skills and companionship, with its families, other athletes of the project and the community in general. Main Activities Olimpiadas Especiales Honduras offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition. There is no charge to participate in the project. Olimpiadas Especiales Honduras has been working for over 20 years and is at the moment present in 15 states of the country, although the main office is located in the capital city. Volunteer tasks Mainly the volunteer will be an assistant to a sport educator. The volunteer would be training the "special athletes". It could be in different sports such as: aquatics, athletics, basketball, tennis, table tennis, gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, and floor hockey. IMPORTANT: Many of the tasks that the volunteer will perform take place in open spaces where you can find yourself exposed to the sun. For this reason, it’s very important thatthe volunteer does not have any skin problems or allergies to sun exposure. Project available for January.
Living with a host family
egucigalpa, M.D.C., Francisco Morazán 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 peak, the mountain “El Picacho”, is located at an elevation of 930 m above sea level. San Pedro Sula, Cortés 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.
Age: Older than 18. Gender: Indifferent. Languages: Basic knowledge in Spanish is very preferable, in order to communicate and teach the children. Studies: None in particular, though experience and/or knowledge in sports is preferable. The volunteer must really like sports since he/she will pass all his/her days around them. Abilities and Attitudes: Practice any sport, dynamic, enthusiastic, responsible, and willing to work with disabled children/youth. The volunteer must like the sun because a lot of the activities are outdoors. 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.