Support children and their families in Xela


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

XelaQuetzaltenango, GT

About

The organization supports around 80 children in Xela and the rural areas, enabling them to participate in the education system. To reduce the main problems within the family, which are mainly lacks of financial means, they provide scholarships for the school fees, school materials and uniforms. Furthermore the pupils can receive tutoring on three to four days a week. Besides the educational aims they pursue hygienic and health objectives: For example the families can get escorted to medical consultations, receive financial aid and information about health, hygiene and nutrition. To ensure the families have enough food, the organization distributes seeds and dung to the families to grow them in their gardens and fields. And to contribute something positive to the situation of illiteracy in Guatemala they provide reading and writing lessons to the mothers.

Accommodation, Benefits and Costs:

  • You can stay in a host family in Xela (from 65 US$ / week including food)

  • Proyecto Mosaico books your lodging, Spanish school and your transportation from the airport, furthermore we offer individual assistance provided by the office in Granada before, throughout and after your stay

  • For our work and our services we ask a one-time-only fee of 250 € - regardless of the length of your stay

How to apply:

You can find more information on our website http://www.promosaico.org. Follow the link "Volunteering" or contact our volunteer coordinator (info@promosaico.org) with reference to the project number G_H.23


Skills

  • Tutoring
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • flexibility, patience, enjoy working with children
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