Voluntary service - working as tutors in the kindergarten in Pasorapa in Bolivia
The project was implemented between 15 June and 31 December 2011 in the province of Narciso Pampero (Pasorapa) in Bolivia, and counted with participation of two volunteers who stayed there from 18 July to 31 December 2011. 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 of Mary Immaculate.
The aim of the project was to provide care towards the children living in the orphanage run by the local partner, developing their interests and positive patterns of behaviour, and also equalling opportunities in access to higher level of education for children from poor backgrounds.
During the project, the volunteers conducted art workshops (40 hrs.), sport (40 hrs.), dance (40 hrs.) and pedagogy classes (40 hrs.). 30 pupils participated in each class. The volunteers spent 260 hours accompanying children in the orphanage. Three times a week, they also worked at a local boarding school for girls, where they carried out English classes (40 hrs.) and sport activities (40 hrs.), and provided assistance with homework (40 hrs.).
As part of the global education initiative, the project coordinator published 500 copies of the brochure "Mission: volunteering". Also, they organized a two-day seminar "Volunteering as an opportunity - for whom?" in Krakow (18-19 November), which consisted of six hours of lectures and 1.5-hour integration session. The seminar was attended by 46 participants, who received copies of the publication.