- Buenos Aires
- Duration of Program
- 4 Weeks
- Dates of Program
- Flexible Dates
- Both (group and independent)
- Age Restrictions
- 18 Years+
- Project Review
White Train it is located in the same very impoverished neighborhood. White Train is named after the Cartoneros’ train station of San Martin, a suburb of Buenos Aires. The day care A Sunny Shelter looks after the youngest of the cartoneros’ children during the mornings and early afternoons (approximately 70 children that live in the nearby neighborhood). Cartoneros are the people who work, eat and live of the garbage they collect in the streets of (downtown) Buenos Aires. This project is not only a day care, but a true shelter which also provides daily meals to about 150 children. Besides care and food, the project offers workshops and entertainment, so a helping hand would be of great help. Volunteers can help in whatever activity they like; taking care of the children and organizing workshops as well as helping in the soup kitchen. This is a lovely project that makes life worth it, but there are few resources. Therefore, it may seem sometimes difficult to entertain the children, but volunteer will realize quickly that affection and imagination are miracle-workers and that with those two tools, many things can be done.
- Major Responsibilities
Most important volunteer task is building friendships and entertaining children. All children come from humble families and have little pedagogical or educational support. The cartoneros are a special group within the Argentinean society and face on a daily basis discrimination, violence and severe poverty.
- Cost/Program Fee
- USD 275
- What program fee Includes
To know what the program fee cover and doesn't cover, please contact the organization through the below given link firstname.lastname@example.org
- Skills/ Qualifications
Previous experience in social or educational work, ability to adapt to different circumstances and flexibility. It is very important that volunteers are willing to help where necessary and that they have good spirit and lots of energy!
- Arrangements for Room/Food
Food: The project cost bears the main meals and for further other additional food the volunteer has to pay through his own pocket.Accommodation: The Company manages the entire accommodation and supervision during the project period. The volunteer will be entitled to a room in host family/hostel/hotel with normal standards depending upon the project and it location.
- Application Process
Application process online, Interested candidate can apply on line through the below given link http://www.mentorabroad.org/book-and-buy.asp
- Any Missing Important Information
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