ICYE-STEPS/FUNDACIÓN GAIA PACHA
ICYE STEPS aren't group projects. You will be with 2 or 3 volunteers. Those are permanents projects, open all year, free arrival date. Minimum 12 weeks - Maximum 16 weeks
- Code : BOL-88/2017
- Dispo : 2M / 3F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
Brief description and main aims – In 2006, a group of young Bolivian environmental professionals decided to create an institution that would respond to the big environmental challenges in the country. The greek term Gaia evokes the Lovelock’s theory that indicates that Earth is alive. In the same complementary way, the term Pacha that comes from native languages such as Quechua and Aymara, is part of the more complete term Pachamama. Pachamama means “Mother Earth”. In consequence, Gaia Pacha is a combination of modern theory and a legacy of ancient wisdom that expresses pretty much the same. That our Mother Earth is alive explained by two different cosmo-visions that complement perfectly — Cultural Exposure – GaiaPacha focuses on environmental awareness, protection and sustainability of communities at risk that their resources further reduce the dangerous effects of environmental degradation.
Main Activities – Gaia Pacha’s efforts are addressed to four dimensions that we believe, combined, can ensure sustainability in different levels. These working areas are – Research &Technology – Training &Education – Environmental Policy – Conservation &Ecosystems Restoration — Volunteer tasks – Educational Project at the Manuela Gandarillas Center for the Blind. Gaia Pacha is involved in organizing workshops and ludic activities for partially-sighted young people who attend a daycare center. The activities are focused on informing the children about the environment and they have recently designed a sensory garden for the children. -Workshops at the Natural History Museum:Gaia Pacha has set up an agreement with this museum to provide educational workshops focusing on the environment and natural sciences. – Environmental education program for children at Aldeas Infantiles SOS-Cochabamba: a program to implement an environmental education program for groups of visiting children that is both accessible and enjoyable. Volunteer activities associated with all of these programs include designing and implementing educational materials, planning projects to raise environmental awareness among young people.
Accomodation in a Host family or community. Food will be provided
Be at least 18 years old. Be responsible, enthusiastic, commited to Bolivia?s sustainable development, and eager to learn and share. Have an intermediate Spanish level. Be able to work for a minimum period of three months. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and work well in a team — Minimum 12 weeks, maximum 16 weeks –400 € for 4 weeks and 75€ for each additionnal week. — Pick up at the airport by a member of ICYE Bolivia, an information meeting is organized before integration into the project
L'ICYE Bolivie est une organisation qui offre aux gens de toutes les origines l'occasion d'être impliqués dans des cultures différentes de leur propre. Cette compréhension et tolérance de cultures différentes contribuent à la PAIX MONDIALE.
Les buts principaux du ICYE Bolivie sont intégrer des classes sociales différentes et élever la conscience de jeunes Boliviens – les encourager à évaluer des traditions culturelles qui ont été oubliées ou ont été ignorées.