Asociación Solidaridad y Acción (ASAS) “Acuarela" (ECU-80)


Type: Youth, Education, Children - Country: Ecuador

Brief description and main aims

ASA was founded in 1992 when Italian volunteers were looking for a solution for existing problems trying to improve the living conditions of locals. We have family support centers, kindergartens, children’s homes, etc.
 
In the “Centro de Aprendizaje” we try to support children from underprivileged families. Our goal is to teach them values in a playful manner. The service involves the children as well as their families, educators and communities in order to strengthen local development. Our five educators work with 70 children aged 3 to 15 years.

Main Activities

We offer recreational activities and extra help for homework and other school matters. Additionally, we give lunch and snacks to the children.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer’s tasks are to help the educators with activities including:
  • planning classes and taking care of the children, playing, doing sports, singing songs, distributing worksheets, examining worksheets, preparing materials, playing outside and helping to keep the kindergarten’s spaces tidy.
  • He/she will be asked to help distribute lunch among the children
  • Participate in our handicraft and English classes in the afternoon.
 
Working hours are from 9am to 5pm including a lunch break.
They will work with children from 2 to 15 years depending on the class they will assist with.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • We need an active, creative, and sociable volunteer who likes being with children.
  • He or she should have a basic level of Spanish.
  • We don’t care about the age or gender.

Location

La Planada, an urban but outlying area in the north-west of Quito.
 
The project is located in an urban, but outlying and rather poor area in the north of Quito. The majority of adults living there work as domestic servants and construction workers in nearby upper-class communities.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

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