PROJECT: The Care Home has almost 8 years of work and its main objective is to give love and support that every child needs in his/her growth through educational, emotional and physical care, that is, that they can find in the Care Home a family. The children have been separated from their families by some form of abuse, because their parents died or because at their age or some particular circumstances - some disability, for example - they have not found an adoptive family.
So they are cared for two people who take care of the center. Currently, the Care Home attends 14 children between 5 and 15 years old.
ACTIVITIES: The volunteers will involve in ludic and recreational activities as workshops on art, music, languages and reading and writing activities for kids from 6 to 13 years. The objectives of these workshops are to encourage the reading, improve and encourage the grammar and writing for the kids, as a way to express and develop the creativity. The objective is to improve the self-esteem, team work, values as respect, community, justice and peace. During these weeks, the activities will be through the play with ludic and recreational activities. The volunteers need to bring ideas, plays, songs, photos to share and a proposal with activities (music, dancing, handcrafts, painting, language, origami, etc). If you want to share your culture, you are welcome! You can bring traditional pictures, music, food, candies, etc.
LOCATION: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.
ACCOMMODATION: Shared rooms in the volunteer house
PARTICIPATION FEE: $3500 pesos (160 euros); includes meals, accommodation and administrative costs.