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N_F.29 Work with children at a local community center or in various elementary schools (Nicaragua)

Location: Granada, Nicaragua

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Description of the project:

You will work with children at a local community center or in various elementary schools in Granada. The objective of the project is to promote each child’s development by providing education and care programs after school. The purpose of the project is to give children of deprived families the opportunity of extra care and education programs during and after school. In total, there are about 75 kids of different ages and different schools in the Community Center. For their maximum benefit, classes will be held for small groups of 2 to 15 kids depending on their level of education and their needs. Furthermore you may help out as a teacher assistant in the local elementary schools.

Your tasks:

The work is quite flexible and depends on your imagination. But basically you can participate in the following:

  • Teach language classes (English, French)
  • Help the children with their daily homework
  • Offer other creative activities, for example music, theatre, drawing or handicraft classes
  • Work schedule: flexible, but normally it will be 3 or 4 hours in the mornings or afternoons
  • Vacations: Easter week, Christmas (mid/end of November – mid/end of February)


  • Minimum stay: 4 weeks
  • Spanish level: Intermediate
  • English or French level: Good enough to teach
  • Skills and expertise: You like to work and spend time with children, creativity and the ability to work independently, flexibility and patience, interest in arts, crafts, and reading; experiences in tutoring or working with children are helpful (but are not required)

Accommodation, Benefits and Costs:

  • You can stay with a host family (from 50 US$/ week incl. breakfast), in a shared flat (from 35 US$/ week), or in a hostel (from 5 US$/ day in a dorm room)
  • Proyecto Mosaico books your lodging, Spanish school and your transportation from the airport, furthermore we offer individual assistance provided by the office in Granada before, throughout and after your stay
  • For our work and our services we ask a one-time-only fee of 250 € – regardless of the length of your stay

Have a look at the detailed project presentation with more pictures, info on accommodation and location:

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