Casa Cultural SUYAI (COL-73)


Type: Art/Culture - Country: Colombia

Brief description and main aims

The project seeks, through cultural activities and events, to integrate various parts of society. This cultural exchange strives to construct peace and respect for human rights.

Main Activities

The foundation offers a variety of activities for adults and children. Some of them are the following:

  • Biblioteca Popular Eduardo Galeano: is an open space for the wholecommunity (Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm and from 2-5 pm).
  • Cine club para niños: children and teenagers can enjoy cinema and discuss later on about each movie, the characters and the techniques.
  • Asesoría de tareas y refuerzo escolar: alternative space for extracurricular activities where where children can request help with homework.
  • KIDS + TEEN + ART: This project is aimed to promote the use of the English language with the help of art using songs, videos, painting, books and hand puppets etc.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer can get engaged in all the mentioned work areas. Depending on his or her preferences and experiences, he/she can:
  • Support the library
  • Help different workshops (art, dancing, music, handicraft etc.)
  • Help the kids with their homework
  • Teach language classes (e.g. English)
  • Help in the office or library

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • should be a responsible, respectful, reliable and punctual person
  •  have good values,a positive attitude and open to give and receive a lot of knowledge.
  • Teaching skills are preferred (in particular English)
No gender is given a preference.
 
Important: You need to be proactive, motivated to work with young people, and full of ideas. . Also teaching skills required. If you like puppets, theater, Circus, clown, Juggling etc this is the perfect social project for you.

Location

Calle 62B #87c-59 Sur, Bogotá -Cundinamarca.

The project is located in Bosa, a neighbourhood in Bogotá which is one the parts with the highest population density and a variety of different cultural and personal backgrounds (indigenous people, people from rural areas displaced by the armed conflict, handicapped people, pregnant women etc.). There is also a high percentage of poverty and unemployment.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

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