About the local hosting organizationThe Saceda Youth Lead is a pioneering leadership consulting and a member of the Philippine Society for Training and Development. SYL has its own leadership center for its various training and programs. It has opened its own leadership high school in Dumaguete, the only leadership school in Negros Oriental. It runs 60 annual programs in training and development, ventures and international exchange. SYL is a self-sustained organization and is a recognized institution for youth leadership and development by the LDM-Institute for International Education, etc.
About the volunteer workIn coordination with the Head of the Organization, school administrator and Program Development staff, the volunteer will be task to assist in Intensive Leadership Camp, weekend leadership training, school based training, Children and Youth Camp, Asia Pacific Summer Leadership Camp as well as have the chance to teach foreign language and assist teachers in other academic and extra curricular activities in the school.
Local accommodationLiving in the host project
About the project locationDumaguete City is the capital city of Negros Oriental province in the Negros Island Region. Dumaguete is referred to as a university town because of the presence of four universities and home to the best known Silliman University, the country's first Protestant university and the first American university in Asia. Negros Island is rich in natural sea and land natural resources. During leisure time, volunteers can choose to visit various cultural and heritage sites like Silliman University the first Protestant American University in the Philippines, Old churches and local heritage sites in the city. The Negros Oriental Provinces is also famous for their unique and exciting eco-tourism adventure sites activities like mountain trekking to Mt. Talinis, kayaking in Lake Balinsasayao, cave exploration in Mabinay, dolphin watching in Bais City, heed to the famous Apo Island with the most beautiful natural marine park for diving and snorkeling or swimming at the natural hot and cold springs in Valencia.
RequirementsEuro 950 for the first 90 days. additional 300 Euro per month from fourth to fifth months only. LTV- 6 months Euro 1,800 12 months- Euro 2,800
Extra info about the projectSYL work with a number of local public schools and communities around the country. The volunteer may be assigned outside Dumaguete City when interested, capable and necessary. The volunteer should be psychologically and physically prepared to work mostly in the field and work with diverse youth. Academic and work experience in teaching secondary students is required for volunteers who prefer to teach in the school. Participants may bring their local food (Snacks/drink), educational supplies and art materials and used educational books if possible to be used and distributed to local children. They may bring sports equipment too to support the schools sports development program. The project is open year round and accepts volunteers anytime when it is available.