South America

Colombia

Colombianitos

Colombianitos offers an educational and recreational programme for children in Cartagena, Puerto Tejada, Bucaramanga, Barbosa and Barrancabermeja. Volunteers work in schools teaching English during the day and providing recreational activities such as sports for their students after class. Colombianitos is based on football and the transmission of important values through team sports.

  • Football Training & Other Sports Activities
  • English Lessons & Help with Homework
  • Administrative Work / Marketing & Promotion (Bogotá) – Min 6 weeks

Ecuador

Tierra Viva Foundation

Tierra Viva Foundation runs a mobile library service with the aim to spread the joy  of reading to communities that have little or no access to books. The bus visits schools in towns and rural communities throughout Ecuador. They work with children and teachers using story-telling, assisted reading, structured play together with art and music activities to encourage children to associating reading with enjoyment and creativity. They also provide coaching and support for adults in the community who want to learn to read and write.

 The Conservation Project (Galapagos Islands) – Min 2 weeks

  • Implementation of Endemic Gardens and Reforestation in Farms.
  • Land Preparation, Eradication of Invasive Species and Planting.

The Book Bus Project (Puerto Lopez & Galapagos Islands) – Min 2 weeks

  • Reading Books to the Children in Schools Within the Project Area.
  • Encouraging Pupils to Read Books in Order to Fight Illiteracy in Ecuador.
  • Improve the English Skills of Pupils and Teachers.

Peru

Intiwawa

“IntiWawa (Children of the Sun in Quechua) is a dynamic and young organization that fights poverty in the slums of Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. The main focus lies on a small village on the outskirts called San Isidro where volunteers work throughout the week. The main tasks include help with homework, English and computer lessons for the children, whilst younger children are being supervised in the kindergarten. After class, volunteers tend to engage in recreational activities to get to know the children.”

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