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ORGANIZATION: The GOD'S CHILD Project

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Children cared for by GCP

Have you ever wanted to be part of a ServiceTeam experience volunteering in Guatemala but haven’t been able to assemble a full team? Do you have a few days off and hoping to get the most out of it?

Join us for an exciting ServiceTeam Experience in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala and change lives during a meaningful volunteer adventure vacation!

A ServiceTeam or Individual Volunteer Experience provides an opportunity to use your talents and skills to serve others and to change lives. Our meaningful volunteer adventure trips are completely customizable. If you’re signing up with a group (Service Team), it is possible to focus your work on suitable projects including:

- Education
- Medical and Dental Care
- Construction
- Disaster Relief
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Nursing
- Social Work/Social Sciences

Part of the trip is spent working on necessary home improvement projects such as building simple yet dignifying homes, pouring concrete floors in shacks (to reduce illness and infection), or laying water pipes along a mountainside trail.

You will also spend time helping in our classrooms, volunteering at the homeless shelter, and helping the babies at Casa Jackson Hospital for Malnourished Children. There is no limit to what you can do to help. The rest of the trip is spent experiencing all the beauty and adventure surrounding you.


Check out our video for more information about our work in Guatemala!
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About The GOD'S CHILD Project

Location:

8085 Wayzata Blvd. #2020, Minneapolis, MN 55426, US

Mission Statement

WE, The GOD'S CHILD Community, are benefactors, friends, volunteers, and children joined together to assist God's poorest children in their educational, social, physical, and spiritual growth. We view education as a practical way to help poor children escape from an otherwise painful life. WE, The Adults, accept our youth as gifts from God given to be our teachers, students, and children. We believe in the need to stand by their side until they are prepared to meet life and triumph in the eyes of God, their community, and themselves. WE, The Children, are the pride and reason why The GOD'S CHILD Project exists. We have the responsibility to behave honorably and to respect legitimate national, spiritual, and environmental law. We recognize the opportunities and help we have received from others, and will try each day to help someone with a need greater than our own.

Description

The GOD’S CHILD Project (GCP) is an educational development organization dedicated to "breaking the chains of poverty through education, home building and healthcare." Since its founding in 1991 by Patrick Atkinson, it has grown to more than 12 distinct programs in five different countries.

Today, The GOD’S CHILD Project cares for and educates 5,000 orphaned, abandoned, and poverty-stricken boys and girls in addition to providing health and community-based services for 8,700 widowed, abandoned, and single mothers and their dependents in Guatemala, El Salvador, Malawi, and India.

The GOD’S CHILD Project is dedicated to sustainable and permanent changes. Through clinics, schools, social work, micro-finance, homeless shelters, drug rehabilitation, and human trafficking advocacy, The GOD'S CHILD Project is able to get to the underlying causes of poverty instead of merely treating the symptoms. Children who were once homeless and abandoned are now professional adults with families of their own because of the chance that GOD’S CHILD gave them.

We are not a hand-out program. Children earn much of what they receive through their participation in the program and in their schools, and have the opportunity to earn an additional scholarship which supplements, or even surpasses, their family’s income. Rewarding the children for academic excellence gives the other family members (i.e. the mother or parents) a vested interest in the academic progress of their child.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Carretera a San Felipe #106Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez Guatemala

(14.5573,-90.73322)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Construction

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • We work around your schedule!

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