Program Details

The project works in a preventive way- its performance is focused on community work and offers educational activities such as art, music, sports and recreation for children and adolescents coming from poor communities and neighborhoods near the center. Be
Location:
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Arts, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Social Services
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
Founded in 1984, this Brazilian nonprofit organization operates on behalf of children and adolescents at social risk, ages 6 to 18 years old. The association is maintained through cooperative arrangements with national and international, corporate donors and civil society. Currently, the organization teaches over 400 children at some point during the week, and there are long waitlists for all of the classes. Volunteers are needed to coach sports, teach music and dance, tutor English students, help with gardening, and assist in the computer lab. There are a few capacity building classes available for adult training as well. Everyone has something to offer, and no specific education or experience is required. If volunteers have an interest in teaching art, sewing, music, sports, cooking or English there are placements specifically needing those skills.

The project works in a preventive way- its performance is focused on community work and offers educational activities such as art, music, sports and recreation for children and adolescents coming from poor communities and neighborhoods near the center. Because the schools are overrun, kids only attend classes either in the morning or the afternoon. Free classes are offered at the community center to keep the kids off the streets.

In addition, the program in Rio includes: * Airport pick-up and accommodations with a local family. * Host families live in nicer neighborhoods, * Have full western style amenities, * Provide breakfast and dinner daily.
Setting Description:
Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon rainforest, samba, Bossa Nova, Carnival…Brazil is famous for it's spicy culture, booming economy, and world-class Jaguars at the Wildlife Program, Curitiba, Brazil's beaches spanning as far as the eye can see! It's the fifth largest country in the world and boasts some of the most diverse culture and ecology on Earth, along with one of the top ten largest economies.
Cost:
Cost in US$ starts at USD 1,310 Cost Includes Food Housing In-country orientation/Training In-country staff support Language instruction Pre-departure orientation/Training Registration fees Written materials abroad Written materials pre-departure

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