Volunteering in School Reinforcement in Colombia

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TEACH CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS

To generate a radical change in the living conditions of vulnerable populations, the education of children in early childhood is fundamental. All the experiences that children live at this stage influence their growth, learning and behavior. Therefore, the volunteer reinforcement project in Colombia has been created.

The main needs detected by the organization revolve around the socio-educational necessities of children and young people. With the creation of social projects and international and local volunteer programs it has been possible to observe that many children and young people have been motivated and showed interest in wanting to study and attend school. In regard to the above, it can be said that these children need constant support to adapt and reach the basic educational levels.

 

YOUR ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER

The need to work with children and empower adults has meant that the organization requires the support of volunteers in the volunteer reinforcement program in Cartagena. Here leisure activities are carried out that stimulate the following:

  • Socio-educational integration
  • Tolerance
  • Equal treatment
  • Solidarity
  • Respect for diversity

In this way, with your support as a volunteer, the school reinforcement volunteer program in Colombia aims to improve the quality of life of these people in situations of social disadvantage.

 

OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Improve the school environment of children and youth in the neighborhoods where we work.
  • Ease the situation of children and young people in their social and family environments.
  • Get our children to achieve greater self-esteem and motivation.

 

The volunteer program is aimed primarily at children and young people. The part that corresponds to teaching older adults is directed towards working on their integration into a society that leaves them behind every day. Keep in mind that many of the children and young people with whom we work present learning difficulties in almost all areas, so we focus mainly on mathematics, languages, art and science.

  • Recreational activities. We are expecting to develop artistic workshops, sports activities and didactic games. These activities offer children and adults an exchange of coexistence and integration.
  • Educational reinforcement for children, youth and seniors.
  • Establish emotional empathy with the child.
  • Support in the preparation of classes.

The activities carried out by the volunteers are supervised at all times by the coordinator assigned to the project. However, the volunteer can also present their own ideas and initiatives.

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FACTS TO BEAR IN MIND

First of all, you must be at least 18 years old to take part in an international volunteer program with Adventure volunteer.

Regarding the educational reinforcement program, you do not need to be an expert or have a specialty in education. You are more than welcome with the desire to help.

It is very important to adapt to and respect the local culture and customs. Therefore, the clothing required during work hours in the program must be decent. Preferably jeans, blouses with sleeves and closed shoes.

 

SCHEDULE AND PLACE OF WORK

The activities are carried out in the evening, from Monday to Friday. We work with children from 6 months to 5 years of age. The center is attended by young people between the ages of 16 and 19. For this reason, your level of Spanish should be intermediate as the children only speak Spanish.

On the other hand, the volunteer reinforcement projects are located in neighborhoods outside the walled city of Cartagena. As a result, transportation logistics to commute to the center are organized by the organization. The day of the induction will be communicated to the project.

 

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

  • Hostel in Getsemaní (depending on dates and availability). It has a kitchen to use by the volunteers.

To get to some sites of the school reinforcement volunteer program, you won’t need a bus, since some of them are in the same place where the program is located. However, there are venues that do require you to travel by bus or taxi. The cost of transport to go to the project is included in the cost of the volunteer program.

It’s important to bear in mind that in this accommodation you share the room with other volunteers. The breakfast is provided by the hostel.

COSTS OF THE PROGRAM

The cost of the volunteer reinforcement program in Colombia is divided into two parts. To register in the program you must pay a €150 deposit. One month before the start of your volunteering, the rest of the program fee must be paid. Each additional week costs €180.

2 WEEKS

€460

$522

3 WEEKS

€640

$726

4 WEEKS

€820

$930

5 WEEKS

€1000

$1134

6 WEEKS

€1180

$1338

8 WEEKS

€1540

$1746

10 WEEKS

€1.900

$2154

12 WEEKS

€2.260

$2562

The prices of the school reinforcement volunteer program in Colombia are in euros, so the currency exchange will be affected. You can check the currency exchange rate in the period of your trip.

 

WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR?

  • Airport pick-up
  • Hostel accommodation (breakfast included)
  • Orientation and induction on the project
  • 24/7 assistance from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Roundtrip transportation from accommodation to project on work days
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Certificate of volunteering

 

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