Fundación Cultural París-Tegu is a Franco-Honduran non-profit and non-governmental organisation founded in 2006 with the main aims to undertake educational and sociocultural projects for the protection and development of at-risk youth, aged 13-20, in Tegucigalpa, and to develop cultural exchanges and increase solidarity bonds between France and Honduras. It is part of the Centro Cultural Arte y Amistad – CCAA with programmes to propose activities that favour personal growth and development of abilities, promote moral values and citizenship that will help youth to get prepared for their immersion into labour life and citizenship, support youth to continue studying proposing an adapted pedagogical orientation, and prevent the risks and help youth overcome their difficulties.
The main programmes of the organisation are:
Artistic and Cultural Programme: artistic workshops on dance, theatre, visual arts, cinema, music, handicrafts.
Educational Programme: tutoring and scholarship programmes.
Social Programme: mentoring, home visits, meetings with family and schools & high schools.
Prevention Programme: awareness-raising campaigns, training workshops, pedagogical materials and presentations in schools & high schools.
Social & Integration Bond Programme: game days, sports events, field trips, cultural escapades, workshops for parents.
Citizenship Programme: promoting an active citizenship participation among youth.
The volunteer can participate in the animation and scheduling of the artistic and cultural activities: artistic activities (theatre, dance, plastic arts); decoration of the centre (muralism, handicrafts); sociocultural animations (discovery activities, excursions); creation of a photography or video workshop; creation of illustrations (for the website, communication tools); field trips; sports activities; making and selling products for fundraising purposes. The volunteer can also participate in educational, social and health activities: training and awareness-raising activities, training of leaders, tutoring, and health education.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
21+ years old.
Female or male.
Fluency in Spanish is preferred but a fair level of Spanish is acceptable.
Experience working with youth.
Creativity, curiosity, flexibility, enthusiasm, energy, being open and friendly; skills and knowledge to develop different artistic workshops.