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About the Center
This project has been in the works since 1949 for children who have been orphaned, abandoned or whose families are unable to care for them. The family approach in this Children's Village is based on four principles: each child needs a mother, they grow up naturally with brothers and sisters, and they live in their own house within a supportive village environment.
This project enables the children to live according to their own culture and religion, and to be active members of the community. The center helps children to recognize and express their individual abilities, interests and talents. They ensure that each child receives the education, skills and training they need to be successful and contributing members of society.
The center is a great response to the social development needs of society's most vulnerable children and young people. SOS establishes facilities and programs that aim to strengthen families and prevent the abandonment of children. In Quito, SOS has 7 Social Centers that work as a kindergarten for small children whose parents are working and have no other place to leave their kids. The center gives attention towards the children, family, women and community.
Description of the Work
This project needs help at the social centers within the following fields:
- Social Work
- Pre-School/ Nursery school teacher
- Community Work
Keep In Mind
You are going to work with kids who very fast make strong bonds. They will miss you and feel sad if you don't show up to work and it is important that you with anticipation tell them when you are going to leave. Clue words in your work are respect and confidence. The work will contain a lot of laughter and joy but it is important that you as an adult are responsible and that you fulfill your accomplishment.
What You Will Receive
- An initial meeting where you will receive all the information you need before starting the program.
- Frequent follow up meetings.
- A certificate at the end of your volunteer period.
Time: Minimum 1 Month
Regular Time Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Sometimes Saturdays when there are extra activities. Every once in a while after 5:00 the center will have activities for the parents.
You will be able to make your personal time schedule together with the organizers of the workplace.