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G_H.12 Help to reincorporate children into their families and society (Guatemala)

Location: Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala

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Description of the project:

The project provides a school and open home serving children. Its work revolves around the human rights and children’s rights established by the International Convention. They aim to prevent at-risk youth from turning to the street and to stimulate their development by strengthening their family relationships. They accompany and support families with primary education and work training for children and adolescents who are on the street or at risk. Also, they establish a space that pays full attention to children’s rights. Finding new homes for children and adolescents who are not able to reestablish connections with their families is also part of their work.

Your tasks:

  • Help organizing workshops according to your skills and interests
  • Assist in the school
  • Work schedule: The working hours in school are from Monday till Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., in the open home the working hours are flexible, but normally you work in the afternoons
  • Vacations: Christmas mid-December until mid-January


  • Minimum stay: 1 month
  • Spanish level: Basic
  • Skills and expertise: Experiences in the work with children, in teaching, social work or psychology (not required, but helpful), flexibility, patience, fun in working with children

Accommodation, Benefits and Costs:

  • Stay in a host family (from 50 US$/ week incl. 3 meals a day)
  • 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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