La sartén por el mango (ARG-5)


Type: Environmental/Green Projects: Urban gardening - Country: Argentina

Brief description and main aims

 This project consists of providing a nutritious food together with creative activities for 50 children from the town of Gonet, located in the province of Buenos Aires. Our goal is to create relationships with children, their families and the entire community which allow us to develop future projects.

Main Activities

The project provides food every day for children and young people in a poor neighborhood of Avellaneda. Organize art and cultural workshops.

Volunteer tasks

  • Help during the daily activities of cooking, healthy food with everyone and with local volunteers
  • Help in the workshops and organize cultural, artistic and nutritional workshops for young people and share
  • Food with them with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of keeping a meal healthy
  • Volunteers will have meetings every week to discuss some topics and better understand their
  • Social interventions as volunteers. As well as to better understand the social, historical, political and economic of Argentina
  • There are activities organized by volunteers to have exchanges, such as festivals, workshops at school, etc.
  • Work together with another volunteer in a pedagogical couple
  • Be part of the local team that organizes the project
  • Organize artistic or sports activities for children. They may be workshops with a specific duration according to the duration of the volunteering
  • Help teachers during classes. In addition, they will organize exchange activities between youth and the other volunteers
  • The program includes activities after school but also the possibility of doing activities in the weekend
  • Volunteers will have meetings every week to discuss some topics and better understand their
  • social interventions as volunteers. As well as to better understand the social, historical, political and economic of Argentina 
  • There are activities organized by volunteers to have exchanges, such as festivals, workshops at school, etc.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • Basic level of Spanish
  • Initiative to propose activities independently
  • Sensitivity to social and economic problems
  • Flexibility to adapt to the structure and the way of working in Latin America
  • Teamwork
  • Creative and motivated person
  • Interest in the development of young people
  • Specific artistic requirements

Location

Monte Chingolo, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina

In Buenos Aires, 1/3 of young people who are under 17 years old live below the poverty line. This
statistics is determined without taking into account other factors such as access to education, assistance
to a safe environment, adequate housing, rights, opportunities, or social security. The
The reality is that more than 1/3 of these children live without satisfied basic needs.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers are received in our volunteer house, located in the City of Buenos Aires.They usually take their lunch at the project. It is important to be flexible in eating local food. For the rest of the meals, they will have what is necessary to cook in our house. Get ready to live in a community environment!

More Information

Number of volunteers in the project - 2 volunteers maximum.

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