A CITY FOR EVERYONE – UNIENDO CAMINOS
Participation fee: € 360 (Euros) per month. It covers food, accommodation, coordination and administration costs. minimum stay of our programme is 3 months. Arrival dates are on 1st Monday of each month.
- Code : SAS05/2018
- Dispo : 2M / 1F (Total Part 3)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
SUBIR AL SUR
Theme or type of Project: Education. Aims of the project: Supporting youth development and cooperating with young people aiding them in their effort to complete their secondary education. In addition, the projects aim to provide professional support in social, psychological and educative inclusion. Project activities: “Uniendo Caminos” is a social organization that works three times a week providing support towards social inclusion in the education system. They work in five different areas of Buenos Aires most of them are located in slums of the city. Here you have a video of the organization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6D9zUMIvgo — Volunteer´s requirements • Intermediate Spanish level • Initiative to propose independent activities • Interest in learning about NGOs and social programs in Argentina • Sensitivity to social and economic problems • Flexibility to adapt to the NGO structure and way of working in South America • Teamwork • Creative character and motivation • Interest in youth development Volunteer´s tasks Volunteers will: *Work supporting youth with their afterschool homework. They will work with a group of volunteer teachers helping them with classes such as languages, social science, math, biology, literature, etc. They will work in two different neighbors with the same project. Volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. Besides, we aim to provide them with a complete social, historical, political and economic background. There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have common inter-exchanges, like festivals, workshops in schools, etc. Number of volunteer in project: 2 volunteers maximum
Host situation: Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer house with a capacity of up to 14 volunteers, kitchen, shared bathrooms, wi fi, shared rooms. It is located in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires. Volunteers have lunch at the project. They should be flexible to eat local food. Besides, we will provide the ingredients for cooking in the house. Be prepared to live in a communitarian environment!
Community context: In Buenos Aires, 1/3 of the children below the age of 17 live below the poverty line. This statistic is determined without taking into consideration additional factors like access to education, health care, a safe environment, adequate housing, rights, opportunities, or social security. The reality is that many more than 1/3 of these children are living with unsatisfactory basic needs. — Community context: Subir al Sur works with two of the educational centers that are located in slums. The “villa” (slum) is a non-formal neighborhood, it has started as a small part of the city and it has been growing during the last years. In slums, most of the inhabitants don’t have access to the basic services: only 5% have sewers system, 96% don´t have gas, 76% don’t have formal connection to the public electric system, 90 % of the population don´t have access to the water connection. In the city of Buenos Aires, there are 56 slums and 73.325 families live there, in total there is a population of 325.837 people living in vulnerable conditions. The youngsters from the project live in these conditions. If you want to see the context, we suggest you to watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ORywXvE-WQ
Participation fee: € 360 (Euros) per month. It covers food, accommodation, coordination and administration costs. minimum stay of our programme is 3 months. Arrival dates are on 1st Monday of each month. . – Number of volunteer in project: 2 volunteers maximum. — Arrival Dates: As you may expect we organize everything before your arrival and it takes energies and efforts. For that we higly suggest to arrive 1st day of each month. We do not accept volunteers in December nor in January.
• National and regional volunteering (Argentina and Mercosur): Subir al Sur promotes the participation of Argentine young people (especially those with fewer opportunities) as well as young people from neighbouring countries during our workcamps, and organizes volunteer projects to promote regional integration with solidarity and respect.