CENTRO DE EDUCACION ESPECIAL F CENTENO GÜELL 2017
Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 75 $ + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica). 75 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.
- Code : ACI/CG2017
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
This is a public primary school that takes cares of children with disabilities in three different areas: physical, visual, auditory or mental. The school is financed by the government, and the school year begins in mid-February and lasts until December. There are two months of holidays at the end of the year as well as 15 days during July. For this reason it is recommended that volunteers do not apply for work in December, January and February and July. There about 200 children in the school, aged from 7to 12 years old, as well as some teenagers who also study here. There are 25 teachers and administrative personnel who work in the different areas of the school.
Possible tasks for the volunteer: • Assisting the teachers in the classrooms • Assisting in activities for the children • Assisting the therapists • Some paper work and maybe translations for the office • Preparing necessary material • Assisting in music and sports lessons • Supporting the children in self-development Operating hours of the project: Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm The volunteer might need to learn to teach Braille, Abacus and orientation as well as mobility to the students.
The host family will provide meals and the volunteer should bring lunch to the project. There are microwaves to heat your food.
Goicochea, Guadalupe, San José, Costa Rica
Required skills and interests of the volunteer: • Intermediate Spanish Level (if the volunteer does not speak Spanish, it is recommended he/she takes at least 4 weeks of Spanish classes in the institute recommended by ACI-CR. This will facilitate better progress in the work with the children, teenagers and adults.) • To love children and be ready to work with disabled children • To be dynamic, have initiative and creativity • To be available to support the teachers • Knowledge of first aid (not 100% necessary but recommended) • Ability to deal with emergency situations • Patience and tolerance • To be open-minded Rules of the project: • Respect the authority of the people in charge and the rules of the institution • Moderately dressed, not too sexy or extravagant, should be comfortable • Should not wear sandals, jewelry or shorts • If the volunteer has dreadlocks or long hair, he/she should tie it up • Piercings should be removed or covered up as the children could hurt the volunteer • The volunteers should not bring things of value. Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 4weeks stay (camp fee 300$ + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica). Open all year, arrival date is free. Admission fees are based on the length of your stay: 1 to 4 weeks : $250, 5 to 8 weeks : $350, 9 to 12: $450, over 13 weeks :$550. Program open all year, arrival date is free.
We are active affiliate of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation, with its main offices in Berlin, Germany and representation in the five continents through its Member Organizations and Committees. ICYE is recognized by the United Nations as ï¿½International Messenger of Peaceï¿½ and forms part of the Co-Coordinating Committee for International Volunteer Services (CCIVS), associated to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In Costa Rica, we work in different areas, sending and receiving volunteers, for long and short terms, in groups or as independent persons. We also coordinate our work with other programs such as German Civil Service, Italian Civil Service, ï¿½Weltwï¿½rtsï¿½ of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, British ï¿½Community Service Volunteersï¿½, the European Unionï¿½s ï¿½European Voluntary Serviceï¿½, ï¿½Canada World Youthï¿½, and ï¿½United Planetï¿½ from the USA.
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