Escuela Taller para Sordos “Amor en Acción” (HON-8)


Type: Youth, Health, Family, Education, Disadvantaged, Disabled, Community, Children - Country: Honduras

Brief description and main aims

Escuela Taller para Sordos “Amor en Acción” is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation that offers general education mainly to deaf children and youth between the ages of 8-26. Additionally to the deaf children and youth, some children are able to hear well and can talk fluently, and there is a ‘special class’ for children with mental disabilities.

Main Activities

The main activities of the school are to provide:

  • Kindergarten, primary and secondary education to deaf children and youth, emphasising the learning of sign language.
  • Christian biblical education to deaf children and youth.
  • Health and dental services to deaf children and youth.
  • Training in different technical areas through vocational classes and workshops such as carpentry, beauty parlour techniques, and sewing.
The school also provides several recreational activities and fosters the creativity of children and youth.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer can help in any of the areas of the school, for example, assisting the teachers in the different classes, assisting in the vocational classes and workshops, do a lot of creative tasks such as decorating, drawing and painting.

Most of the staff members are very religious (mainly Evangelic) and incorporate Christian beliefs into the classes.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • be at least 18 years old..
  • have at least a basic level (A1) of Spanish proficiency.
  • demonstrate patience and tolerance
  • be highly motivated to learn sign language (Lengua de Señas Hondureña – LESHO)
It is preferable, but not necessary, if the volunteer has teaching skills.
 

Location

The project is located in Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

More Information

The project is  available to start in February every year for 6-12 months.
 
Social media:
  • Facebook Page: Escuela Taller Para Sordos “Amor en Acción”
You can request more information of this Project contacting ICYE Honduras: incoming@icye.hn

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