About the local hosting organizationICYE BRAZIL
About the volunteer workLar da Solidariedade was born in 2001 because of a need of the local community to have a space to let their children when they were not at school and it has attended more than 1000 families until now. Nowadays, the project is placed in a quite big area with two buildings and an open space with a football field. The structure includes also a library and an informatics room. The main targets of the project are the fight against social vulnerability, the right to citizenship for all and the non-formal education for disadvantaged children and youngsters. Lar Solidariedade offers pedagogical support and organizes workshops and activities such us arts and handcrafts, informatics, sport and recreational activities, capoeira, dance, music, environmental matters, library and so on, for children and adolescents between 7 and 17 years old. It also offers internet access and occasionally courses for the local community and handcrafts courses for the mothers of the children as a way to gain some money. The volunteer will stay with the children and people attended by the project and will help the local educators with general no-formal education. He/she will be able to create new workshops, according to her/his skills and to the needs of the project; very welcome is if he/she can develop a music activity or English classes.
Local accommodationThe volunteer will stay with a host family.
About the project locationThe project is placed in the suburb of Canoas, close to Porto Alegre.
Extra info about the projectAttention : les projets STEPS ICYE ne sont pas des chantiers de groupes. Le placement est individuel (ou à 2 ou 3 volontaires maxi), hébergement en famille. Arrivées les 1er lundi du mois, de mars à novembre.