Muchachas Guías, Asociación Nacional 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.

 

Main Activities

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:
  • be at least 21 years old
  • 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.
Basic knowledge of Spanish and English is very preferable.

Location

 The project is located in Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

More Information

The project is available to start in August and February every year for 6-12 months.
  • Website: www.guiasdehondurasinter.wixsite.com/guiasdehonduras
  • International Website: www.wagggs.org/en/our-world/western-hemisphere/member-organizations/honduras/
  • Facebook Page: @GuiasdeHonduras

You can request more information of this Project contacting ICYE Honduras: incoming@icye.hn

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