Bring sustainable development to communities: Become a literacy ambassador in Sucre, Bolivia


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

#948 JuninSucre, NoneBO

Come and bring reading to children like these!

About

Real Adventure for Real Change! Are you looking for... a genuine and secure NGO to work with? an adventurous experience in Bolivia, to be in touch with real local people and culture? an environment where you can learn and practise Spanish? BiblioWorks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity which has established twelve libraries in poor communities in and around the beautiful city of Sucre, Bolivia. We believe that healthy communities require healthy minds, and our sustainable libraries act as a vital way for communities to develop through literacy and education. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate people who would like to work as Literacy Ambassadors in our libraries, running reading clubs as part of our reading and education programs. If you have experience working with children, an intermediate level of Spanish, and would enjoy helping these children to improve their education, please come and help us! This experience is beyond rewarding, as you will have the opportunity to have a direct influence on the lives of children here in Bolivia and will be personally responsible for putting smiles on their faces! Books in Bolivia are very expensive, and many children in rural communities do not have access to them, other than through our libraries. Literacy Ambassadors are key players in developing a love of reading in children; a vital tool in ensuring future educational opportunities for the children and sustainable development for their communities. Literacy Ambassadors need at least an intermediate level of Spanish in order to communicate with the children. However, Sucre is a cheap and friendly place to learn Spanish, so some volunteers opt to study here first before going out to work in one of our rural communties.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Youth Activities Management
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 19
  • We ask for at least a 5 week time commitment
  • Enthusiasm, dedication and passion!The monetary means to cover the cost of livi
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