Pancita llena corazón contento (ARG-12)


Type: Human Rights: Children's Rights - Country: Argentina

Brief description and main aims

A dining room where food, love and workshops are provided to the children of the La Boca neighborhood.In the DINING ROOM, lunch and a snack are served to about 30 boys. In turn, they receive SCHOOL SUPPORT and ENGLISH CLASSES. It has 3 important undertakings: the bakery, the hairdresser and the murga.

Main Activities

This project offers a safe place for more than 650 children in different areas of Buenos Aires. Receive
“Snack” (milk and cookies) after school and participate in different activities.

Volunteer tasks

  • Work together with other volunteers in a pedagogical duo.
  • Provide school support for children: it is one of the main activities. These children do not have the support of their families to study and focus on these topics.
  • 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

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

Location

La Boca is one of the most touristic neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Despite this, it is one of the most
vulnerable of the City of Buenos Aires. La Boca was one of the richest areas until a great epidemic took over its population. Most of the people moved to the north of the city and this square was occupied by the poorest and middle class people. There are "conventillos", which are houses with many rooms for several families. The conditions of most of them are quite inefficient. Historically it was an area of European immigration. They are currently immigrants from Paraguay, Bolivia, Chili. It is a mixture of colors, social classes and economic conditions.

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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