Kaya Volunteering for Educational Projects in Bolivia


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

BoliviaSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz NABO

About

Sports Coaching and Community Work in the Andes

This varied placement focused on sports coaching and community work in the Andes and aims to support disabled and disadvantaged children. Football is the top sport in Bolivia and steps are being taken to integrate girls into the sport. For those with sports therapy experience there is the opportunity to get involved in equine therapy and other activities for children with disabilities.

There are three community-based activities for children from impoverished families in the area. The day care centre for very young children seeks to incorporate a number of physical and sports activities into its program. An after school club for children aged 10-11 also benefits from the addition of structured sports activities. And in addition, a children’s home for those who are victims of abuse. Support is needed to help them build self esteem, communication and enjoy sports through therapy and structured sessions. The idea is to develop their English as well as work on a cultural exchange between the students and the volunteers. A truly great way to learn more about the Bolivian people.

Volunteer in a Children’s Centre in La Paz

Volunteer in a Children’s Centre in Bolivia managed entirely by local families from a small community. Opened in 2004, the aim of the centre founders was to establish a community nursery near La Paz, where children could learn through play and creativity. Primarily providing a safe environment for up to 90 local children, including 25 aged 6 months to 4 years old, the centre also enables mothers to take up employment opportunities. The project is run by 10 locally trained women known to the children as "Tias". Following the initial success of the Children’s centre, an after-school club has also been established for children aged 7-12 years. Children from impoverished backgrounds are able to attend a homework club and spend the last hour of the day enjoying creative time. The Children’s Centre near La Paz aims to provide a safe and happy integrated childcare program for the local community.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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