Albergue Infantil Salesiano (MEX-15)


Type: Youth, Disadvantaged, Children - Country: Mexico

Brief description and main aims

The project aims to:

  • contribute to the positive development of orphaned children and adolescents in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.
  • fulfill the children's basic needs such as food, shelter, clothes, healthcare, and access to education.
  • rescue children and teenagers suffering from physical and psychological abuse
  • teach Christian values to the children.
Albergue Infantil Salesiano offers support to two different groups: Indigenous women that, for economic reasons, have to leave their children in the project to work and abandoned children.

Main Activities

The project's main activities include:

  • Generate a safe and open atmosphere where students can feel respected and loved.
  • Provide psychological attention to children.
  • Provide computer lessons.
  • Provide different workshops for mothers and children.
     
     

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer will help with daily activities at the house like washing clothes and coordinate activities.

He/she will also support the staff during the different workshops.

The volunteer will take care of the children: play with them, listen to them and help them in their daily activities.

Working schedule: Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 19:00

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The voluntee should be:

  • Patient
  • Friendly
  • Proactive
  • Creative
  • Passionate about working with children and teens.

Location

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

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