YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in description, participation fees 315€ per week. Cultur week mandatory to start program (385€)
- Code : G/ARG/YD2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The Green Lion
In this program you will be lending a hand to the Barracas Club, a sports oriented club set up by the local community to assist local teenagers and students. They are dedicated to improving their personal growth in various ways, mainly by offering them the opportunity to spend their free time off the streets and in valuable and structured sports and community classes. The club is run by members who are villagers in the community and gets its funding from donations and fundraising. Their dedicated members even raise funds through handicraft and bake sales! You will be helping this great initiative in various ways. Expect to get involved in: Sport lessons Coach and train youth here in a variety of sport lessons. Typical favourites are football, volleyball, hockey and basketball, however you are welcome to share your knowledge of your unique sports from your home, or any sport you know well enough! These lessons take place in the club’s field and/or gymnasium in the late afternoons after school. The classes are from around 17:00 – 20:00 and there can be 2-3 different classes depending on the ages of students. You can expect approximately 15 students per class. Please note that if you would like to teach a more unique sport not listed, you may need to bring sport equipment from your home country, as we may not be able to find them here in Argentina! English Lessons During the mornings of this program, you will help by teaching basic English to local kids whose normal school classes take place in the afternoon. We recommend a conversational approach and using games, presentations and ice breakers to improve their speaking abilities! Life Skills We will also find time in your schedule to offer professional or practical lessons in various subjects such as art, cooking, photography, computer literacy, handicrafts etc. If you have any kind of suitable and helpful knowledge, feel free to share it with the class! Construction The club may also need you help with some light renovation and construction or painting, depending on what is needed nearby. This is a great way for you to leave a physical mark on a growing community.
About the Accommodation As a homestay, you will be a guest in an intimate setting with your host family! A great way to get up close and experience the lives of the locals. Your hosts will be cleaning your room weekly, but you are expected to contribute in keeping a general tidiness around the home and your room. Food Arrangements Your hosts will be serving you from your home at the accommodation. The food will be typically local argentinian food that the family themselves would be eating!
General La Madrid is a town in the wider Buenos Aires Province about 5 hours away from the Buenos Aires township. Its calm surroundings are very relaxing and its quaint buildings have rich history. The area is surrounded by greenery and friendly faces and it’s a great place for anyone who does not like crowded places or those getting bored or stressed out by city life!
Additional Requirements Demonstrable an ability and understanding of the sport you intend to coach Additional Equipment Required A whistle Modest clothing (covering the knees and shoulders) Appropriate clothing to coach and train in (shorts, t-shirt, sport shoes etc). Extra equipment for any unlisted sports you’d like to share Optional All required equipment is provided (e.g. balls, cones, bibs), however, we encourage you to bring extra equipment for your chosen sport. You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class such as: Interesting board games Books/Comics Musical instruments Worksheets Cultural items of interest And anything else you think will help!