Fundación Luis Braille de Honduras (HON-31)


Type: Youth, Health, Family, Elderly, Education, Disadvantaged, Disabled, Community, Children - Country: Honduras

Brief description and main aims

Fundación Luis Braille de Honduras is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation that provides support and rehabilitation to blind people so they develop themselves as useful individuals in society. The organisation’s main aim is to provide support for the incorporation of blind people into the education system, workforce and society. The organisation’s motto is “Ver por los demás es un privilegio que todos debemos compartir.” (“To see for others is a privilege that we must all share.”).

Main Activities

The organisation works with approximately two-hundred blind children, youth and adults, who participate from an early assistance and language therapy to assistance to getting a job. The organisation provides special education complementing the education received in schools, high schools and universities, including aspects such as how to move around, qualification in Braille reading and writing, music and computer science.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer can:

  • support the instructors in the different classes, such as teaching mobility and independence lessons, music, and computer science
  • help staff members when visiting schools and high schools who have incorporated blind children and youth, as well as visits to enterprises and organisations accepting to hire blind individuals. 
  • organise artistic and sports activities to invite students and their families
  • develop a website and social media accounts of the organisation

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • be at least 18 years old.
  • have basic knowledge of Spanish.
  • be very interested in working with blind persons
  • be able to communicate easily
  • be proactive, patient, and creative
It is preferable, but not necessary, if the volunteer has teaching skills.

Location

The project is located in San Pedro Sula, Cortés.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

More Information

The project is available to start in February every year for 6-12 months.
 
Social media:
  • Facebook Page: Fundacion Luis Braille de Honduras
You can request more information of this Project contacting ICYE Honduras: incoming@icye.hn

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