Social Welfare / Child Support Programs in Cartagena, Colombia

Company : A Broader View Volunteers Corps
Activity: Community Volunteer Projects
Country: Colombia
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

This program is located in the beach community of La Boquilla, located about 25-30 minutes from downtown Cartagena. 

Most of the people in this area are fisherman and neighborhood homes are quite primitive. This multi-functioning center supports over 300 children/youth on a daily basis where they come to study, play and eat. There are free lunches, kindergarten, primary school lessons, monthly health checks and a safe refuge for poor kids in the community.  At this project the staff look to improve the lives of the children and work on the prevention of child trafficking into the sex trade.

Volunteers will tutor, encourage education, stimulate conversation, support the child care needs. The kids at the center range from toddlers to 15yrs old.  Expect to help with feeding, arrange  pre-school English/game lessons, play in the playground, help in the kitchens. The youth projects focus on girls health education, health and hygiene talks, empowerment lectures and vocational training.   This center is closed from June10- June 30th* approx.

 

Overview

  • Project Length: From 2 week to 8 weeks
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish or Spanish Immersion Lessons
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18 yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid 

 

What is Included

  • Accommodation: Host Family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview On-Site
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

 

Not Included

  • Flights to Colombia. Entry Visa.Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation.Travel Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

 

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