ICYE-STEP /INTEGRA 2017
Participation : 4 semaines à 16 semaines. Frais supplémentaires : 370 € pour 4 semaines, 65 € pour chaque semaine additionnelle. Le projet est ouvert toute l’année, la date d’arrivée est libre.
- Code : MEX-49/2017
- Dispo : 2M / 3F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
Integra is a non-profit association which works with people with mental disabilities from 18 years old and up. Integra trains people with different mental disabilities in order to make them feel useful, and also help their families with economic support. Integra trains them with three activities: – Manufacture of sanitary napkins. – Manufacture of party articles.-Elaboration of “piñatas”. – Take care of mental disabled people. Be with them, talk to them, supervise them while they do their tasks. – Help them to improve their manual skills.- Supervise manufacture of sanitary napkins. – check the envelops.- check if they were packed right. – check the number of sanitary napkins per package. – help them in the process when someone requires it. – Supervise manufacture of party articles. – help to clean the cans. – take care of the people who is cutting the paper. – supervise that each article was made properly.- Supervise the elaboration of “piñatas” – check all the material are there. – check each piñata. – help them in the process when someone requires it. Administration: – help with administrative work. – help the youngsters in the process when they require it.
Host family in the city of Puebla.
The most important thing for working at Integra is that the volunteer has to be patient because he/she will be surrounded by people with mental incapacities and it can take time to teach them and have an answer from them. It is important to be sensitive and positive. The volunteer needs to be very open and try to talk to them and gain their trust. We do not ask for technical or manual skills but we think it will be good if the volunteer speaks a little b bit of Spanish because no one in the project speaks another language and it can be very frustrating for the volunteer, staff and youngsters at the beginning. – Arrivals : Mondays, no pick -up after 23:00 PM – ICYE provide Spanish lessons at an extra cost. The cost of the program is the same, if the volunteer stays for less than a month – Participation : 4 semaines à 16 semaines. Frais supplémentaires : 370 € pour 4 semaines, 65 € pour chaque semaine additionnelle. Le projet est ouvert toute l’année, la date d’arrivée est libre.
ICYE was founded in Mexico in 1967. Servicio Internacional para el Intercambio Juvenil – SIIJUVE became member of the ICYE Federation in 1986. The National Committee is made up of co-workers (many former exchangees), host families and programme participants. There are five regional groups in Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Puebla and Toluca, co-ordinated by the national office, located in Puebla.
There is a wide range of projects – from kindergartens; work with disabled, street children, to ecological projects in urban and rural areas, and rural development projects, archaeology. Practical training experiences in arts, crafts, dance, and ceramics. Attendance of university courses is possible, at participant's own expenses.