Cultivando Sonrisas (COL-96)


Type: Children - Country: Colombia

Brief description and main aims

Fundación CultivandoSonrisasprovides a secure home environment for vulnerable girls in Medellín.

Main Activities

Girls move into the home in their early years, removing them from high-risk situations including poverty, prostitution and substance addiction. The project’s objective is to provide a secure environment for the girls so they feel at home from infancy, enabling them to successfully complete their education and ultimately positively transition into adulthood.
 
The foundation aims to change the perspectives of the young girls. It aims to provide a family-like environment for the young girls, as opposed to that of an institution. There are currently 20 girls living in the project.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer tasks include:

  • Supporting garage sales to help raise funds.
  • Helping in the kitchen.
  • Educational support for the children.
  • Creating workshops for the children to partake in.
  • Supporting workshops run by staff.
  • Spending time with the children and helping to carry out the project aims.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should be:

  • Keen to work, positive and willing to share their experiences.
  • Full of ideas and interested in working with children.
  • Creative and keen to help develop new ideas within the project.
Important: You need to be creative and prepared to work with vulnerable young girls.

Location

Calle 55 #36a-12 -Medellín -Antioquia.

Medellin is the second largest city of Colombia and is located in the department of Antioquia. Including the surrounding areas it has a population of over 3.5 million. Medellin’s economy is known for its textile industry and its importance in the touristic sector. The project is based on the outskirts of Medellín, in Santa Helena.

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