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N_B.01 Work with children in a library and teach English in Diriamba (Nicaragua)

Location: Diriamba, Nicaragua

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Description of the project:

The project’s objective is that libraries are one of the most basic instruments for educational improvement and that there should be a library in every community. In the project’s library the people extend their knowledge, improve their skills and expertise and also entertain themselves. So that’s why they try to give free access to books to everybody. That way, they want to encourage the people to read and use books. Furthermore, they want to offer classes to experience different skills, arts and music in order to let children, adolescents and adults discover their own skills. Through working with international volunteers they also advocate a cultural exchange. The project implies a school library, a reading room, a mobile library and a school tutoring program. They also are planning to create a room especially for teachers to realize investigations and for the preparation of classes, an educational cinema program, more language classes and cultural activities like concerts, presentations or contests.

Your tasks – what you do depends on your skills and what is needed, but your tasks may include:

  • Teaching English through games and activities
  • Assisting in the daily activities of the library like helping the children to find information, reading to/with them during the “rincón de lectura”, visiting hospitals and rural communities that don’t have access to books
  • Making handicrafts with children
  • Giving basic music lessons to students of the primary school
  • Work schedule: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – noon and 2 – 5.30 p.m.
  • Vacations: Easter, Christmas (mid/end November until the mid/end of January)

Requirements:

  • Minimum stay: Short term volunteers needed (4 weeks)
  • Spanish level: Intermediate
  • English level: Good enough to teach
  • Skills and expertise: Creativity or maybe some special skills in sectors like: handicrafts, theater, music instruments, etc.;experiences in teaching or other work with children

Accommodation, Benefits and Costs:

  • Stay in a host family (from 150US$/month incl. 3 meals a day) or if vacant you can stay for freein a small room for volunteers in the library
  • 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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