Fundación COMPA – Teatro Trono (BOL-75)


Type: Education, Art/Culture - Country: Bolivia

Brief description and main aims

Fundación COMPA – Teatro Trono aims to improve the living conditions for children and young people of El Alto through individual and collective development and social transformation through art and culture designed to restore and build visions of equality, complementarity, participation, community democracy and solidarity.

In Bolivia, especially in El Alto, there is a high political participation that has managed to transform the national political history. However it is common that the changes have profound limits that do not hold up over time.

The oligarchies have always been regenerated by returning to holding power. There is lack of innovative proposals to exercise participation beyond mere protest and lack of practices to build a democratic participatory culture, sustained by the protagonists of the daily exercise ofthese social actions. We believe that art and education can raise along with society, new forms of political action, new citizens exercising a democratic culture born in communities (neighborhoods, schools), and with the participation of children and youth. An everyday political practice, committed to the future, which rises in today.

The policy must change; participation should explore new paths, finding new ways. We believe this is an urgent basic need. Building the future is a daily and community art. School, politics, community, social transformation.

Main Activities

Our activities include:
  • Produce and distribute written and virtual materials for COMPA educators, teachers and directors of the education system of the city of El Alto and train them to acquire strategies and techniques of alternative teaching through arts, according to a comprehensive training plan (pedagogical and artistic training).
  • Maintain the Cultural Centers Houses for children and young in Districts 1, 4 and 6 of El Alto
  • Offer workshops of various forms of arts to promote individual and social ethical values to children and young people enrolled in the cultural centers El Alto.
  • Empower children and young people enrolled in the cultural centers in creating artistic productions to develop their creative skills and imbued with the values promoted by COMPA.
  • Strengthen the school preformance through artistic and pedagogical strategies.
  • Institutions of the education system of the city of El Alto are our first partner in meeting our mission of Individual transformation with children and youth with the goal of a long-term social change.
  • Participate or organize special events of great magnitude on a municipal, regional and national levels to promote the arts as a tool for transformation / social changes

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer's tasks include:
  • Plan and offer workshops of various forms of arts that promote individual and social ethical values to children and young people enrolled in the cultural centers of districts 1, 4 and 6 of El Alto
  • Empower children and young people enrolled in the cultural centers of districts 1, 4 and 6 of El Alto and towns by creating artistic productions to develop their creative skills and support the values promoted by COMPA.
  • Support the strengthening of school performance through artistic pedagogical strategies in schools near the cultural centers.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should have:
  • advanced/ intermediate Spanish level.
  • the ability to work with children and adolescents.
  • Pedagogical skills.
  • Artistic skills (Dance, Brake dance, percussion, visual arts, circus, etc.).
  • the capacity to plan and implement activities without intermediaries.

Location

El Alto, La Paz

Main Area of intervention: Districts 1, 4 and 6

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live outside the project. Some projects may take place in the country side or in places far from the city. Volunteer may sometimes have to be out the whole day and return late at night

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