Voluntary work as tutors in childrens home in Tupiza in Bolivia - continuation of the project 3
The project was implemented between 11 June and 31 December 2012 in Tupiza (province Sud Chichas, department of Potosi) in Bolivia, and counted with participation of two volunteers who stayed there from 15 July to 31 December 2012. The coordinator of the project was the Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth For The World, and the local partner was the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate – mission’s vicariate in Tupiza.
The project aimed at working with children and adolescents from the Children’s House Maria Inmaculada in Tupiza. Among the volunteers’ tasks there was full-time care for the children, assistance with homework, preparing for school, organising workshops and additional activities for the children.
As part of the project, full time care (a total of 300 hours) was given to 37 children. The volunteers helped all the pupils with homework.
Additional activities organised by the volunteers included English (33 participants, 30 h), IT workshops (35 participants, 25 h), art therapy (36 participants, 35 h), reading (37 participants, 60 h), theatre (36 participants, 16 h), sport (37 participants, 60 hours), film therapy (37 participants, 10 hours), general development (32 participants, 26 h), and 2 excursions for 37 and 36 children.
The project helped to equal educational opportunities of the pupils of the House in Tupiza. Thanks to diverse teaching methods, pupils were able to learn through playing. Art classes allowed children to develop creativity and creative thinking, and discover new talents. As a result of the project activities, each child was promoted to a higher grade with better marks. The volunteers became role models for the children, promoting good values among the pupils.
As part of the global education initiative, one large-scale board game “Road to school” was produced and used during workshops at schools of Lesser Poland Voivodeship. The board game was later transferred to the World Villages – Global Education Park in Krakow.