Fundación Procrear (COL-70)


Type: Youth, Children - Country: Colombia

Brief description and main aims

Fundación Procrear works as a “community house” with the aim of providing support needed for the different parts of the local population. The aim of the work with children and teenagers is promoting citizenship and peace and preventing drug abuse. The work with homeless population and girls working in prostitution aims to reduce the damage of drug abuse.

Main Activities

The are two main projects:

Project 1 - The Parche support centre- this is a centre of conversation where people in conditions of high vulnerability can receive support: homeless people, sex workers, trans men and women etc.The project integrates two important elements, forming operator pairs or community leaders an dnetworking.


Project 2- Proyecto Protagonismos Juveniles from 6 to 17 years in Soso - the rpoject works to prevent drug use and promote peace, self care and anti-violence in four schools in the municipality and in two neighbouring villages.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer is expected:
  • To participate in group processes
  • To advise and work with young people
  • To participate in institutional events
  • To do informal youth counselling
  • To develop a specific project according to their interest 
  • To help with fundraising
  • To promote cultural activities and visit different youth groups and communities

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • be motivated and have the ability to deal and work with teenagers
  • be organized and able to work with others
  • be analytical, reflexive and critical
  • be enthusiastic , responsible and full of energy
  • have artistic abilities
Important: You need to be proactive, motivated to work with young people, and full of ideas. Understanding the internal dynamics of the organization and the complicated background of youngsters you will be working with.

Location

Carrera 16 No 21 07 -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.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

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