Fundación CARES (COL-60)


Type: Community - Country: Colombia

Brief description and main aims

Fundación CARES aims to initiate and strengthen a process of accompaniment and integral formation for children. The work to improve the childrens' social, emotional, cognitive, cultural and sportive abilities as well as self-reflectiveness and orientation regarding the construction of their life projects.

Main Activities

The project's main activities are: 

  • Prevention and social inclusion
  • Educational activities (e.g. English and technology classes)
  • Productive activities like cooking, handicrafts
  • Artistic and cultural activities like dancing, arts, music, martial arts
  • Psychological and pedagogical accompaniment
  • Community development: events, workshops, and a community newspaper

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer's tasks include: 

  • Provide support in the educational processes
  • Carry out community work
  • Provide administrative support
  • Developing projects

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:

  • have empathy
  • have strong leadership and team skills
  • be responsible
  • demonstrate pro-activeness,
  • be open minded
 

Location

The project is located in Bogota, Cundinamarca. 

Bogotá is Colombia’s sprawling capital and the cultural, economic, industrial, artistic and sportive centre of the country. With its almost 10 million inhabitants it lies high up in the Andes at 2600m above sea level, making it one of the highest cities worldwide and the most populated in Colombia. Bogotá has a great number of universities and libraries and has a broad cultural offer.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family outside the project.

More Information

This project is available for 2 volunteers.

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