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N_L.08 Support an organization in environmental education & sustainable development (Nicaragua)

Location: Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Collage N_L.08

Description of the project:

The organization is a non-profit organization which was founded in 2003 by a group of professionals with great experience and knowledge about the development of community processes. The goal is to contribute to an improvement of living conditions of familiesin Matagalpa –focusing on women and children in rural areas – regarding their social, economic and healthcare situation. Moreover, they have programs in around 25 local schools to teach children a sustainable and respectful behavior towards the environment. Furthermore, they are taking an emphasis on the promotion and defense of women’s and children’s rights.

Your tasks:

  • Teach English to children
  • Work in environmental or women’s projects, or create your own workshops and classes depending on your hobbies, talents and interests (crafting, painting, music, dances). You are welcome to bring along specific materialsfor your workshop ideas
  • Work schedule: Working hours depend on the schedule of the organization, but will likely occupy some hours in the mornings and the afternoons during the week
  • Vacations: official holidays and school holidays

Requirements:

  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Spanish level: Basic, but then some intensive Spanish lessons are obligatory
  • Skills and expertise: You are interested in sustainable development and the protection of the environment, you are creative and can work independently, experiences in teaching or tutoring are not necessary but helpful

Accommodation, Benefits and Costs:

  • Stay with a host family (from 75 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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