Educar es fiesta (BOL-52)

Type: Human Rights: Children Rights - Country: Bolivia

Brief description and main aims

The Creative Arts Center "Educar es Fiesta" is an educational and artistic non-profit organization, which supports educational processes and the development of the artistic potential of children and adolescents living in suburban areas of the city of Cochabamba, including arts training school, a culture house stock and a circus-theatre.

We provide an education based on art to promote social and personal transformation, causing an individual, group and social change through a continuous supportive, creative, purposeful, honest, friendly, cheerful, dignifying human development.
We contribute to the development of intercultural and purposeful quality education in community spaces and schools, to strengthen the exercise of full rights and responsibilities of children and adolescents, all mediated through art and innovative educational strategies with public and political advocacy.

Main Activities

The main activities of “Educar es Fiesta” are focused on the areas of circus, theatre, music and dance, helping young people between 5 and 18 years and involving families, schools, major actors in the community and state public institutions. This activities are developed on 4 main areas:
  • Community Culture Houses: The houses are spaces of fraternal, friendly coexistence aimed for children, adolescents and young people to live a dignifed life without violence, developing their artistic and creative potential.
  • Friendly Schools, Schools without fears: Work is done both with students though the presentation of plays in schools and with teachers and educators through the design, exploration and implementation of concrete changes in human relationships in schools.
  • Integrated Arts Centre TAPEQUE: counts with a Circus School for children and teens. Murga as musical expression that fuses dance, drums and voice messages expressing and feeling rebellious teenagers and young against a violent and exclusionary system. Cultural management area to the promotion and dissemination of own shows.
  • Dreams & Arts on Wheels: they participate in caravans, marches, campaigns, fairs, walks with the purpose of generating social participation through itinerant art and to raise awareness about the subject and problems of children.

Volunteer tasks

The different areas where the volunteer will work are:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Children and Youth
  • Human Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Sports, Recreation and Leisure

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • have training in social science, education, communication, social work, psychology, social marketing or related branches.
  • be able  to work as a team with wide open debates and conversations.
  • demonstrate compliance and accountability in the development of the planned activities.
  • demonstrate engagement and commitment.
  • have a positive attitude and good relationships with the people and the work team.

Special requirements:

  • intermediate/advanced Spanish
  • some atistic vocation 
  • work-related knowledge with children/teenagers
  • commitments of at least 3 months


The project is located in Cochabamba.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

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