Summer Camp Intructor/ Tutor

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Volunteer Opportunity, No Placement Fees
Project Somos
Tecpan
Monday, June 1
Lake Atitlan + Chimaltenango
January 6, 2015 - 5:49pm
Intermediate
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 would include tutoring of the elementary school Somos Village children in a variety of basic subjects. It would also require developing a summer program of activities including sports, art, and outdoor activities to engage their imaginations, intellect and bodies in a holistic approach. It would also include working with the children in some of their “chore” work, including gardening and housework.

Skills Required:
o Some fluency in Spanish is helpful
o Cultural flexibility
o Experience in working with kids of a variety of ages
o Experience in developing children’s recreational programs
o Some knowledge of art and sports

General:
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: November 2015

Duration: 6-12 weeks

To Apply:
www.projectsomos.org

How to Apply: 

www.projectsomos.org

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Wow... This looks like an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in need and I'd love to have the opportunity... Hope to hear back soon

Wow... This looks like an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in need and I'd love to have the opportunity... Hope to hear back soon

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