Support teachers in daily tasks, organization of sports and leisure activities, taking care of babies and children
The poverty rate in Guatemala is very high with many families struggling to cover their basic needs. This project at a daycare centre in Antigua is caring for around 40 to 50 children aged 0 - 6 years. The centre is vital for many single parents who work all day just to be able to afford their basic needs. This centre means that they can work without having to worry about the care of there children.
The centre is very under staffed, this is why support from volunteers is so vital. Volunteers from all over the world assist in caring for the children and also their safety and security. One of the most important factors in this centre is to create a cozy environment for the children to provide them with the carefree childhood they deserve.
In this program you will be supporting the nursing staff at the centre, on a typical working day your tasks will include, feeding and changing younger children, organize and participate in sport and leisure activities, carry out games, singing, painting and dancing with the children.
You will also be asked to carry out activities which have educational value to certain children, the children are divided into groups with some groups needing more attention than others.
Volunteering in this centre is very fulfilling as you will be able to witness the difference you are making to the childrens and families lives, while also gaining experience in the child care field.
In your spare time there are many different activities to choose from in Antigua, with many different sites to see which will help understand the citys culture, there are also a number of bars restaurants and cafes where people go to socialize.
In this project volunteeers stay with host families, which allows them to indulge in the culture getting to know local traditions. You will have a private bedroom but shared bathroom and living areas, the house is only a bus journey away from the schools.
Yes, full board is provided 3 meals per day, except sundays