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The daily reality of child laborers is a difficult one. Children that participate in this program are as young as two years of age and accompany their parents to work. Their day begins at 4:00 am with 10-12 hours of work. The environment that many of these children grow up in does not nurture their development. They are exposed to aggression, poverty, lack of education, machismo, discrimination, and other difficulties that impede healthy growth and development. Growing up in such a harsh environment and where education is not valued, many children in this program have low esteems.
As a volunteer, your time is important to supporting the activities that we develop for the children. Every day the volunteers join UBECI’s staff to visit the different areas Working Children Program serve. Volunteers provide assistance to staff members and implement educational and recreational activities in three hour periods in the morning and afternoon. Volunteer activities includes assisting the on-site educator with collecting children from the marketplace, helping them wash their hands and faces, singing songs with the children (in Spanish and English), teaching important concepts through drawing, writing, and making crafts, and overseeing activities in values, health, gender, and other topics.
Program fee covers
We don't cover insurance, travel.
For details on room and food, please contact the organization at
UBECI VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Tel: + 59387310928
Tel/fax: + 59322648983
Facebook group: UBECI Volunteer Organization