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N_G.01 Participate in the communication therapy of disabled children and young adults (Nicaragua)

Location: Jinotega, Nicaragua

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Description of the project:

The organization is run by parents, family members and friends of disabled kids. Together they try to raise the awareness of disabilities and educate families as well as society about disabilities, as there is a huge discrimination and low acceptance of disabled people in Nicaraguan society. The association shows mutual solidarity and supports the families. They initiate events in order to raise both awareness and understanding for the needs of disabled people and to promote human rights within society.

Specialized Volunteer:

  • Support the local team.
  • Knowledge of speech therapy and communication in order to stimulate both spoken and figurative language and alternatives of communication.
  • Training in psychology.
  • Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-12 a.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Vacations: Easter Week, Christmas and national holidays of Nicaragua

Requirements:

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Spanish level: Advanced
  • Skills and expertise: Knowledge of communication techniques: sign language and/or alternative communication methods would be helpful

Volunteer:

  • Support the local team.
  • Enhance processes with own ideas.
  • Help the students and their family members in the learning process
  • Develop presentations to raise awareness in the community regarding specific disabilities
  • Help with cleaning the building and the yard
  • Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-12 a.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Vacations: Easter Week, Christmas and national holidays of Nicaragua

Requirements:

  • Minimum stay: 2 months
  • Spanish level: Intermediate
  • Skills in the fields sports, dance, handicrafts and/or agriculture

Accommodation, Benefits and Costs:

  • You can choose to stay in a host family (from 30 US$/ week without meals) or a shared flat (from 35 US$/week)
  • 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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