Asociación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Honduras (HON-67)


Type: Youth, Women, Education, Development, Community, Children - Country: Honduras

Brief description and main aims

Asociación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Honduras is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, which is a worldwide movement providing non-formal education where girls and young women develop leadership and life skills through self-development, challenge and adventure. It is the voice of girls and young women who influence issue they care about and build a better world.

The association’s mission is to provide a high quality non-formal education programme that provides dynamic, flexible and value-based training on life skills, leadership and decision-making. It aims to engage young women so that they can make a difference in their communities. It is divided into five sections according to age:

  • Hormiga (Ant) – ages 4 to 6
  • Abeja (Bee) – ages 7 to 10
  • Guía Intermedia (Intermediate Guide) – ages 11 to 15
  • Guía Mayor (Senior Guide) – ages 16 to 21
  • Adultos (Adults) – 21 years and older

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer can:

  • assist the working tours of the association and the administrative tasks
  • support the children and youth participating in educational workshops (i.e. HIV/AIDS, pregnancy in teenagers, violence, water and environment conservation, nutrition, bakery, among others
  • help  produce and organise educational material
  • organise and lead own workshop
  • propose new ideas of projects to carry out with the different target groups

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • bea female and at least 21 years old
  • know basic Spanish and English
  • feel identified with the mission of the association and work towards women empowerment
  • be sensitive towards social issues
  • be open minded
  • be able to take initiative
  • be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office programmes.

Location

 The project is located in Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

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