You are working or studying in the field of education and want to volunteer in order to help or advise them in their educational activities.
Important Notice: All communication for this particular volunteer program has to take place in Spanish language as the project manager speaks Spanish only. Thank you for your understanding! :)
The Centro Vecinal was able to build a common room in the center of their community, where the kids from the neighbourhood come in the afternoon to get food, drinks and enjoy the activities organised by the members of the organisation and volunteers. The donations to this project will allow them to build a formation center with one classroom for teaching and one room with machines dedicated to practical apprenticeships.
If you volunteer at Nicolas Avellaneda as an education assistant, you would work with the people of the community and help them with the education of the kids and the youth. This can be by participating in or organising activities or workshops for the kids in the afternoons to keep them off the streets and teach them good values. They already offer activities such as sports, card games and music every afternoon, but they are very open to any suggestion you might have on a new activity you want to integrate. It's all about being a positive role model for these kids!
Furthermore, they are giving extra classes in reading and writing to the kids in the afternoons. As a volunteer, you would participate in these classes and would be very welcome to organise new classes on different subjects that you find interesting and important. As mentioned above, they want to build an additional classroom in the formation center, where they can give more regular and organised classes to the kids. In this regard, they will need people to help them organise the classes, define what needs to be taught and create the material.
There are many ways in which you can help these kids and the entire community if you have knowledge in the field of education. Be creative !
The marginal urban zones around Córdoba in Argentina are growing bigger and bigger and have been forgotten by governmental policies. More and more people are left without a proper job and thus entire families are falling into poverty without any sort of improvement in sight. Education in these communities is very poor and public schools do not have the infrastructure, staff and expertise required to cope with this ever growing population. This leaves an entire young generation without hope and perspectives for the future. This represents thousands of children that grow up without the proper tools and knowledge to find any professional opportunities. Unfortunately, these people often only find refuge in drugs and violence, leading to an environment that further drives the community into poverty, hopelessness and danger.
A project that gives hope: Out of this difficult situation, a small group of people decided to create hope for their community and created the Centro Vecinal Nicolas Avellaneda. They created a space where kids and young adults from the neighbourhood could go to in order to learn good values, keep off the streets and get the necessary motivation to make something good out of their lives.
This project was covered by SHARE A DREAM
For any additional information on Identidad Vecinal and to discover how you can contribute this project by helping from home as an expert or by donating, please visit their website. To apply for a volunteer position at Identidad Vecinal, please start your application on Volunteer World.
If you choose to have your accommodation in the city center of Cordoba (20 min bus from the NGO), then you can discover many interesting things in this university city that is full of life. There are many concerts, museums and bars with a vibrant atmosphere as well as a lot of nature around the city where you can go hiking during the week ends.
A small snack during the afternoons is provided.