Project DetailsCode: SAS07
Start date: 29 ene 2016
End date: 31 ene 2017
Term: Long Term (1 Month to a Year)
Category: SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL
Theme: EDU, SOCI
State: Buenos Aires
Airport: Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini
Minimum Age: 18
DescriptionTo accompany children in their grow-up process and be protagonist of their own life.
Work And Activities
This project takes place in a “conventillo” in the neighborhood of La Boca. There they receive “merienda” (milk and cookies) and dinner. They also receive school support when there are enough volunteers to attend them.
Community context La Boca is one of the most touristic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, despite this, is one of the most vulnerable areas of the city. It was one of the richest areas until a big epidemic disease. Most of the people moved to the north of the city and this place was taken by the poorest people and mid class. There are “conventillos”, which are houses with many rooms inhabitated by different families; the conditions of most of them are quite inefficient. It was a European migrant area in the beginning nowadays there are migrants from Paraguay, Bolivia, chileneans and others. It is a mixture of colors, social classes and economical conditions.
Accommodation And FoodVolunteers 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 should be flexible to eat local food. We will provide them ingredients for cooking in the house. Be prepared to live in a communitarian environment!
PlaceLa Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
• 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
• Creative character and motivation
• Interest in children development
• Interest in working with children
LanguageIntermediate Spanish level
NotesParticipation fee: USD 320 (dolars) per month. It covers food, accomodation, coordination and administration costs .