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Volunteer Opportunity, No Placement Fees
Project Somos
Monday, June 1
Lake Atitlan + Chimaltenango
January 5, 2015 - 6:47pm
One to Six Months
Education / Schools, Orphanage / Home, Women's Issues
Job Description:

Background: The Project Somos Village is an eco-sustainable alternative community for at-risk mothers and children. The Village has family homes and an organic farm within the small Kaqchikel community of Chivarabal in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. Project Somos believes that a child’s best chance for success comes from being raised by their own family in a stable supportive environment. As an orphan prevention program, the Village supports widowed and single mothers who are at-risk of losing their children due to poverty and difficult living situations. Project Somos offers a home, education and vocational training to help mothers provide opportunities and a new beginning for their children. Project Somos educates mothers and children in nutrition, hygiene, organic gardening and offers opportunities to learn the skills and self-confidence to prepare them to return to their communities and live independent lives.

Position Description:
This work is with the Somos Village mothers and children who attend the local school. A working knowledge of English in Guatemala is a strong tool to rise out of poverty and underemployment. This teacher would design an appropriate curriculum and implement it in daily classes. It may also include some work to be coordinated at the local public elementary school. Must also be willing to assist in other capacity building activities with the mothers and children.

Skills Required:
o Some fluency in Spanish is helpful
o ESL training
o Good overall communication skills
o Cultural flexibility
o Ability to self-organize
o Love of children

As well as the above outlined position description, all interns are expected to participate in Village activities and special events where needed. All will be expected to work together to offer extra-curricular programming for the children based on skills and interest level.

Starting Date: June 1, 2015

Duration: 6-12 weeks

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