Asociación Solidaridad y Acción (ASAS) “Acuarela" (ECU-80)


Type: Youth, Education, Children - Country: Ecuador

Brief description and main aims

ASA was founded in 1992 when Italian volunteers were looking for a solution for existing problems trying to improve the living conditions of this part of the city. 
 
In "Acuarela" we try to support children from underprivileged families Our goal is to teach them values and to start their formal education process in a safe place The service involves food as well as a following with their families, making sure the children are growing in a safe atmosphere.
 
Our five educators work with 70 children aged 3 to 5 years old. 

Cultural Exposure

The project is located in an urban, but outlying and rather poor area in the north of Quito.
The majority of adults living there work as domestic servants and construction workers in nearby upper class communities.

Main Activities

We offer recreational acitvities, education, baby sitting activities and extra help for children to develop skills. 
Additionally, we give lunch and snacks to the children.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer’s tasks are to help the educators with activities including:
  • planning classes and taking care of the children, playing, doing sports, singing songs,preparing materials, playing outside and helping to keep the kindergarten’s spaces tidy.
  • He/she will be asked to help distribute lunch among the children
  • Participate in our handicraft and English classes in the afternoon.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

We need: 
  • An active, creative, and sociable volunteer. 
  • Who likes being with children.
  • He or she should have a basic level of Spanish.
  • We don’t care about the age or gender.

Location

La Planada, an urban but outlying area in the north-west of Quito.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live at a Volunteer House. 

More Information

Working hours are from 9am to 5pm including a lunch break.

Volunteers will work with children from 2 to 15 years depending on the class they will assist with.

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