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N_J.07 Work with children in a library

Location: Tipitapa, Nicaragua


Description of the Project:

It is a project that is nongovernmental, noncommercial, and secular, founded in Tipitapa in April 2006 by a group of citizens in order to promote reading, the growth of knowledge, and culture in general, especially among children and young people in Tipitapa, where there had never before been a public library. It is a place for reading, studying, discussions, creativity and culture, open to all citizens. The project depends exclusively on volunteer work and donations. No one receives any monetary or material benefit. Decisions are taken by consensus and the tasks are fulfilled by own will and personal responsibility.


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

  • Management of library (book lending, homework assistance, reading stories)
  • Organization of games (lending and supervising board games and outdoor games in the patio)
  • Language teacher (English, German)
  • Crafts teacher (making handicrafts with children)
  • Arts teacher (theater, dance, music, drawing, etc.)
  • Sports teacher
  • Support the project in the field of accounting
  • Work schedule: Monday to Friday 10:15 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (in 2-3 shifts), may include work on the weekend (with appropriate compensatory time off)
  • Vacations: Easter, Labor Day, Fiestas Patrias, Christmas and first half of January


  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Spanish level: At least basic, but we recommend a Spanish crash course before or during your stay
  • English level: Good enough to teach
  • Skills and expertise: Creativity or some special skills in sectors like: handicrafts, theater, dance, music, etc.; experiences in teaching or other work with children are useful

Accommodation, Benefits and Costs:

  • Stay in a host family (from 45 US$ / month, not including meals)
  • Cost for materials: 10 US $/month
  • 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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