Fundación Casa de apoyo en excelencia "FUNCAEX" (COL-62)


Type: Family, Community - Country: Colombia

Brief description and main aims

Our goal is to contribute to the construction of social justice and equity and thus to improve the quality of life of displaced families.

Addressing emotional, educational, nutritional deficiencies and unmet basic needs.

  • Prevent abuse, neglect, delinquency, alcoholism, drug abuse, exploitation and violence.
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  • Training families in aspects such as values, solidarity, tolerance and respect.

Main Activities

FUNDACAEX's main activities include: 
  • Providing a place for children to go either before or after school hours, meaning they won't be in the street or alone at home.
  • School Restaurant: It provides properly balanced lunch for children who study in the afternoon and face problems of poverty and malnutrition
  • Workshop for parents: Complementary to these programs we offer workshops aimed for parents with the purpose of creating commitment and responsibility in the education and training of their children.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer will help with:
  • Tutoring
  • Counseling tasks
  • English or native language classes
  • Recreational Workshops (art, dance etc.)
  • Decoration of project
  • In the kitchen
  • Serve at meal times

Location

Calle 144 No. 52-44, Bogotá -Cundinamarca.

Bogotá is the capital of Colombia the political, economic, administrative, industrial, artistic, cultural, and sports center of the country. It is the biggest city in Colombia, the third highest in the world above sea level and known for its high number of universities, libraries and cultural events. It has a population estimated at around 10 million.

A part of the project will take place in Bosa, a very poor area of the Colombian capital. Indigenous groups, peasants, black communities, and thousands of people from different ethnic origins live there.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

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