Jardín de Niños “Eusebio Pineda Cantón” is a governmental kindergarten/pre-k and preschool for approximately 40-50 children, aged 4-5, of the rural community of San Francisco de Yojoa. It offers childhood education prior to the commencement of primary school.
The kindergarten’s main aims are to improve the quality and efficiency of educational processes at pre-school level, guaranteeing the teaching of various subjects and forming future citizens engaged with their community and country.
The kindergarten teaches the basic pedagogic subjects of pre-k and pre-school education, and organises and participates in several civic and cultural activities, such as events with traditional dance and music of Honduras.
The volunteer is a teacher assistant, helping organise the classroom, such as the different materials needed to teach each subject. The volunteer can create different handicrafts and teach them to the children and/or teach basic English using different images and objects.
The volunteer will learn different Honduran traditional games, and can also share traditional games from his/her home country. He/she can also support the staff members in the maintenance of the kindergarten’s facilities.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer should:
be at least 18 years old
be willing and interested to work with small children
be very creative, proactive, patient, and a good team player
A basic knowledge of Spanish, and a basic knowledge of English is an asset.
No particular studies is required, but pedagogic knowledge is appreciated.