Volunteers in the child and youth centre, will ease the workload of local workers and families, who care for the children. We make sure they are in a safe environment
The Child and Youth centre is a site where children can go to stay after school. In there they will have a safe environment. They can socialize , find new friends to play with and to share. Many of these children come from overcrowded living situations. And are in desperate need of love and attention.
Colombia has a very family oriented culture. But living conditions have forced both or a single parent to work, leaving children under the care of relatives or friends, and most of the times alone.
This situation is causing a huge social problem. As children and Youth keep out on the streets. They are vulnerable to most dangerous situations. This puts a huge strain on the families. For this reason some children are sent to centres for a few hours of the day to receive education, interaction, care and entertainment.
Volunteers on the Child and Youth Centre project work alongside local staff. Providing care and attention to the children, joining games, songs and dance, and assisting with homework and research.
A can do attitude and a lot of initiative to work as part of a team and/or alone it is very necessary.
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