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Education For The Children

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Overview: Volunteers with a background in education can work as academic tutors for all grade levels. For ages 5-16, you can provide tutoring one-on-one or in small groups for students who need extra support. Volunteers who have experience working with older students and have academic expertise in a certain subject can provide tutoring to scholarship students who need support in their subjects or university courses. You need an advanced level of Spanish and must work as a tutor for a minimum of 3 weeks.

Requirements: Previous experience with education and tutoring. Self-motivated and organised. Good communication skills. Ability to work independently, but also function well as part of a team. Exhibit patience and positive attitudes in establishing an encouraging learning environment.

Level of Spanish: Intermediate/Advanced

Benefits:
-Continued support from the Volunteer Coordinator throughout the duration of the position
-Assistance in organizing a homestay and transportation from the airport
-The opportunity to work in an international, multi-cultural environment
-Collaborate in the development of an organization working for the benefit of Guatemalan children
-Letters of Recommendation

Time Duration: Minimum commitment of 2 weeks

Hours: flexible

Volunteer Fee: All international volunteers are asked for a one-time donation of $75 to cover the administrative costs of running the volunteer program.

Email Kellen at visitors@eftcfoundation.org if you are interested in volunteering!

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About Education For The Children

Location:

1630 N MAIN ST #126, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596, US

Mission Statement

EFTC's mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education and empowerment. We work in partnership with disadvantaged families, children and young adults in Guatemala to ensure they develop the tools they need to break free from the cycle of poverty.

Description

EFTC´s program, the School of Hope, serves over 650 students from kindergarten through university. Our students come from areas where extreme poverty, gang crime, domestic violence and alcoholism are everyday realities. In addition to education, we have a social services program which covers access to clean water, nutrition, health care, hygiene and psychological support. Many of our students are the first in their families to receive and education and their achievements provide new hope for generations to come.

When our school first opened in 2005, we had 80 students. Now, the school is made up of 675 students. Within our building, we have 469 students in "primaria" and "básico," ages 5-17. Our school has a fully bilingual program from reception to 2nd grade, and English classes for the rest of the school. We also have a full scholarship program with 206 students.

A key component of our school is the hard work of our volunteers. Volunteers play such an important role in supporting our incredible students and staff. They provide the time, the skills, and the experiences we don´t always have access to as an NGO. Your role as a volunteer will vary depending on your interests, length of stay, and language level. We are always looking for volunteers with unique skill sets. If you do not see a role that fits your qualifications or expectations, contact us to discuss other possibilities!

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1a. Avenida #25A, Colonia La Asunción Zona 3Jocotenango, Guatemala

(14.57893,-90.7414)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Child Development
  • Bilingual

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 weeks minimum

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