About the local hosting organizationThe Edukasyon para sa Kinabukasan, Inc. (Eduk, Inc.) commissions itself to provide Filipinos access to relevant, responsive and quality education and a venue to express their creativity, professional and personal growth, and to empower citizens through education. Eduk Inc.is located in a small village in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Nearby are poor residents who are mostly migrants from all over the country and most of the women are housewives. Moreover, majority of the adults are elementary graduates and the average number of members in a household is around five to eight. As much as children in the area want to get higher education, elementary and secondary schools are far off from the sitio. Despite tuition fees to content with, poor families still confront the basic issues on transportation and food allowance of their children. Eduk Inc. aims to realize a self-sustaining children’s Information Center that is volunteer-driven and community-led, to involve the community in the promotion of love for reading books with children and to serve as resource center for students and teachers, youth and adults; individuals and organizations interested in the library’s endeavors.
About the volunteer workIn coordination with the Head of the Organization and Program Development Staff, the volunteer will be task to assist in the setting-up community libraries, increasing teaching effectiveness to disadvantaged children, empowering the tomorrow’s leaders through different non-formal education and leadership activities.
Local accommodationLiving with a host family
About the project locationQuezon City, Metro Manila 1106
RequirementsLTV- 6 months Euro 1,800 12 months- Euro 2,800
Extra info about the projectEduk Inc. work closely with the Quezon City local government, public schools and communities around the city. The volunteer may be assigned outside Eduk Inc. Office when interested, capable and necessary. The volunteer should be psychologically and physically prepared to work mostly in the field and flexible to work with children and youth. Academic and or work experience in library management/teaching elementary or secondary students are the Organization’s preferred volunteers. 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 sports development program in specific communities. The project is open only during August and February. The host family can only accept maximum of two same sex volunteers at a time. Male volunteers will be accepted only when there is no female volunteer working in the project.