PREPACE - Programa de Rehabilitación de Parálisis Cerebral (HON-15)


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

Brief description and main aims

PREPACE- Programa de Rehabilitación de Parálisis Cerebral is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation that provides assistance to people with disabilities and/or in need of special education who mainly have neuromotor disorders such as cerebral palsy, and to their families through innovative programmes.

Main Activities

PREPACE works with children, youth and adults aged 2-30, carrying out different activities such as:

  • A day-care for small children, pre-school and school.
  • Workshops such as manufacture of different products, bakery, sewing and spices production.
  • Physical and psychological rehabilitation through horse-riding and music therapy.
  • Trainings on special education for parents.
  • Integration in public schools and home schooling.
  • Fund-raising and awareness-raising activities.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer can participate in any of the activities carried out in the organisation. The volunteer can:

  • share time and interact with the children and youth
  • support the instructors and therapists in the different workshops and sessions
  • support the staff members take care of the younger children
  • help with the maintenance of the facilities
If the volunteer has computer skills, he/she can support in the creation of a website, and could also support to create/develop the organisation’s social media accounts.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • be at least 18 years old
  • have basic knowledge of Spanish
  • be highly motivated to work with people with physical and mental disabilities
  • be responsible, patient, proactive and creative
No studies in particular are required however, experience in physical therapies is much appreciated.

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 August and February every year for 6-12 months.
 
Social media:
  • Facebook Page: @prepace.programaderehabilitacion
  • Blog: http://prepacehonduras.blogspot.com/

You can request more information of this Project contacting ICYE Honduras: incoming@icye.hn

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