About the local hosting organizationFundacin Cruz de los ngeles is a social service which gives special attention to families, children and teenagers and specifically to those who are socially disadvantaged, people with less opportunities. They work to promote and enhance the comprehensive development of children and adolescents in the personal, family, educational and social fields, looking for the best way to their personal and group development. Through a creative and motivating learning, based on the coexistence of the languages of the participants, activities and specific proposals that fit our reality and our needs. De Amicitia and Fundacin Cruz de los ngeles started this collaboration last year and we continue with it encouraged with the great impact and meaning for kids and memorable experience for volunteers.
About the volunteer workThe aim is that volunteers communicate with children in English, to encourage them to overcome the fear of speaking in a foreign language through non-formal educational methods and setting. In first two days of the workcamp participants will get a formation by Fundacion Cruz de los Angeles in order get to know the local environment and to understand the legal context of working with children under state protection (that includes signing confidentiality contracts and to comply with some restrictions). Children we re going to work with are aged from 6 to 18, therefore our group will be split into two non fixed teams, where participants will rotate and organize different activities according to the kids age group. We will prepare activities and materials in English on different topics, such as archaeology, music, food, animals.. With the older kids aeuro( teenagers, we will spend time in the afternoons, and mornings are for the younger kids.
Local accommodationIn a house situated near Colunga. Volunteers will stay apart from the group of children. Food will be provided by the Fundacin Cruz de los ngeles. Breakfasts will be prepared by volunteers, lunch and dinner in the house or together with kids, depending on daily activities.
Extra info about the projectBring some information about your country or region in order to create activities with kids in the programe. You can bring photos, music, sweets, typical receipts, post cards, ideas for traditional games or dance.