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G_M.05 Work in a school for handicapped children & adults (Guatemala)

Location: San Juan la Laguna, 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:

Volunteers can work in a medical position at clinics, work with seniors at a daycare center or work with children in the center to assist the teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists. The work includes:

  • Cleaning the center or preparing the food
  • Picking up the children at home and bring them back after school
  • Assisting at the therapy or at class
  • Taking care of the children, playing with the kids
  • Supporting the director in administration issues (Internet, answering English mails)
  • Work schedule: Monday till Friday morning and afternoon
  • Vacations: The project closes from mid-December till mid-January


  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Spanish level: Intermediate
  • Skills and expertise: Interest in the work with handicapped children, work independently, flexibility, patience

Accommodation, Benefits and Costs:

  • You can stay in a host family in San Juan la Laguna (~3-15 US$ / night) or in a hostel in San Pedro la Laguna (~5-10 US$ / night)
  • 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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