Escuela para Ciegos "Pilar Salinas" (HON-13)


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

Brief description and main aims

Escuela para Ciegos “Pilar Salinas” is a primary school (grades 1-6) which provides specialised, free and high-quality education to blind children or children who have an associated disability. The school’s programmes and services foster autonomy among the students, using methodologies and techniques to meet the individual educational needs in order to promote an educational inclusiveness.

Main Activities

The school is authorised by the Ministry of Education of Honduras as part of the national public education, working from February to November. It also has a boarding school system free of charge for students and their families during this school year. The school provides primary-level education, teaching of daily-life activities and mobility in order to foster independence and an integration into society.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer can:

  • be a teacher assistant in one or several classes, such as helping students who have other disabilities, organising and distributing tactile materials, among other tasks
  • organise and deliver basic English lessons, and assist in classes such as physical education, dance, theatre and music
  • help the teachers organise educational games with the students during recess
  • help maintain order during field trips
The school is open to new fresh ideas from the volunteer to organise different types of activities.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should :
  • be at least 18 years old
  • have basic knowledge of Spanish.
  • be interested and motivated to work with blind children
  • be patient, determined, proactive, creative and a good team player
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.

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