SAS06 Sur Solidario
Location: Lomas de Zamora, Banfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Theme or type of Project: art, education, food and children rights
Aims of the project: To accompany children in their grow-up process and be protagonist of their own life.
Project activities: This organization offers a safe place to more than 650 children in different areas of the city. There they receive “merienda” (milk and cookies) after school and they participate in different activities.
Community context: There are four educative centers and communitarian kitchens in the south of Buenos Aires. They work in the most vulnerable areas of the south of the province with basic conditions.
• 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
Work together with another volunteer in a pedagogical duo.
Help in the daily activities, preparing the merienda, giving school support, playing with the kids and organizing some educational, recreational and art workshops. Be ready to share your skills and interests with the kids.
The activities are taking place during the afternoon. Be flexible to participate in Saturdays activities of the organization because during weekend they generally provide lunch and organize some activities.
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: 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 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!
Participation fee: € 360 (euros) per month. It covers food, accommodation, coordination and administration costs .