Take care of children between the ages of 0-6 years, plan recreational and educational activities, assist in feeding the smaller children
This project is aimed at low income families in Ecuador, where both parents have to work full time and cannot take care of their children during the day. This project helps children by making sure they are not left unattended or on the streets, giving them a safe caring environment. There are many different centers that volunteers can be assigned to with the age of the children varying from 0-6 years.
The objective of the project is offer children the support and care they need, ensuring all their needs to develop are met. There is a serious lack of funding at these centres thats why volunteers are crucial in creating a friendly nurturing environment for the children.
If you love children and want to make an impact in there lives, this project is perfect for you. Besides giving you childcare experience you will make a difference to a number of lives.
This is a very fulfilling job where you will see results from your hard work.
On a day to day basis your typical tasks will be, helping to feed smaller children and teaching basic manners and skills. You will also organize and play games with them on a daily basis in order to create a friendly environment.
This job requires a lot of patience and care but also a lot of creativity in order to create activities with limited resources. Volunteers can bring in their own materials such as books and toys which can be found very cheap in the city centre this gives alternative activities to children.
Please keep in mind that during your time there you will become a role model to the children, so your behavouir during your time should set an example to them. Volunteers are crucial to these centers so any help would be great.
There are lots of different activities to choose from in your free time, such as many different sporting activities, as well as lots of live music in the town of Cuenca. There are many bars and restaurants to socialize in and many beautiful sites within the city of Cuenca
In this project you willl be living with a host family, with your own private bedroom but with shared bathrooms and living areas. Once a week you will have a laundry service. Living with a family is a great way to learn a new culture and improve on your spanish skills.
Yes, full board is provided (3 meals per day)