Remar (Rehabilitation of socially rejected people) (MOZ-6)


Type: Homeless, Education, Children, Youth - Country: Mozambique

Brief description and main aims

Providing education and housing of children with support of
marginalized.

Remar houses and schools over 200 children, of all ages. It also works in drug rehabilitation. The organisation takes in people who have nowhere else to go.

Cultural Exposure

The main site of REMAR is located in Machava, one of the neighborhoods of Matola Municipality. It is in a residential area. It offers some facilities and is very ease connected to Maputo and Matola cities by regular transportation system.

Main Activities

REMAR houses and schools assist over 200 children and youth. It also works in drug rehabilitation.
The organization takes in people who have nowhere else to go. They have different houses for different groups of children, which are situated in different areas of Maputo and Matola, though the main project camp is situated in Machava, a few kilometers outside the city.
 
In Machava there is: A girl’s house (situated 5 mins walk away from the main site); Two boy’s houses; A Church; A School; A Bakery; a factory alongside a warehouse; and the house of one missionary family.
 
The babies’ house and drug rehab centre are situated in different areas of Maputo. They have two shops in the city centre where they sell second hand items. The office and main housing for the people in charge are situated in Museu the city central district

Volunteer tasks

  • Volunteers are expected to work with the children and not in the drug rehabilitation activities.
  • As a volunteer in Remar you have not have a role unless you create one yourself; this gives you the freedom to be creative.
  • The volunteer will be working outside of the school schedule, so you will not be formally teaching.
  • You will be given the freedom to choose the age group and gender of children you wish to work with.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • Willingness to work with children;
  • Be flexible and adaptable to a new culture and Christian religious habits and rules;
  • The ability to communicate verbally in Portuguese will further your experiences and the areas you can work in;
  • Skills or knowledge in arts and crafts, sports and music are extremely helpful;
  • Experience with children of all ages;
  • Patience with children and the organisation.

Location

Maputo

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Host family.

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