Fundación Fundatakumi (COL-90)


Type: Community - Country: Colombia

Brief description and main aims

The project is a soup kitchen that seeks to support the community through the provision of food and educational classes.

Main Activities

Some of the project's main activities are:
  • Having a positive presentation of the foundation within the community
  • Developing of individual projects and activities within the program
  • Regular training sessions regarding “Social Responsibility”
  • Offering a soup kitchen service for the beneficiaries
  • Promoting the English language in the community through classes

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer is expected to:
  • Search the internet for events the organisation could participate in
  • Organize an English language club for the children, teenagers and adults
  • Help with the Project “Red de Jóvenes Universitarios del Vichada” (network of university students)
  • Help plan and execute the first youth camp guided by the International volunteers
  • Contribute to the learning process (the classes)

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • be able to work collaboratively in a group
  • be able to live in a hot climate
  • have an affectionate and mature disposition
  • have a high English level (for the classes)
 

Location

Avenida Orinoco No. 7-19 Puerto Carreño - Vichada
 
Puerto Carreño is a beautiful place located on the Venezuelan border, with a totally different environment and culture to Bogotá. Be ready to get to know about a little-known area of Colombia, with indigenous communities and beautiful scenery.  The climate is hot and dry, with a heavy rain season from April through October. The average temperature is 28 °C. Economic activities are based on agriculture, fishing, and mining. It is only possible to get to and from Bogota via plane.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live either in the project or with a family. It is therefore important to be flexible and patient. If living in the project, one needs to understand this comes with certain rules and responsibilities.

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