Program Details

Mission: Our focus is on improving children’s education and broadening access to it. By providing opportunities and resources for the long term educational advancement and community development of Nicaraguan barrios we hope to brighten the future of the
Location:
Granada, Nicaragua
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Education
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
Volunteering: La Esperanza offers opportunities volunteer in the local schools of Granada. The organization charges no program fees. We offer assistance in finding housing in one of our low-cost volunteer houses or homestays in Granada. Volunteers work in rural schools where they assist teachers, tutor students, give English lessons and help in any other way possible to improve the standard of education. For more details on volunteering and past experiences, visit our website.

Mission: Our focus is on improving children’s education and broadening access to it. By providing opportunities and resources for the long term educational advancement and community development of Nicaraguan barrios we hope to brighten the future of the children and empower the people of the villages to improve their current living conditions, and break the cycle of poverty.

LEG works with four schools in and around Granada, providing tutoring services, afterschool activities, and more. Each of the schools has a group of volunteers, and new volunteers are assigned to a group based on their level of Spanish. Groups vary in size from as many as 12 members to as few as four. Every group is assigned an ayudante, or helper. The ayudantes are Nicaraguan university students who receive scholarships in exchange for volunteering with LEG. Their role is to act as a liaison between the volunteer groups and local teachers. They play an important role in facilitating your work in the classroom and will always be present.
Setting Description:
LEG has four Spanish Colonial volunteer houses scattered around the historic downtown area. They are all within easy walking distance of popular bars, restaurants, the LEG office, and other fun attractions. All four houses feature fans, TVs, well-equipped kitchens, Internet, and washing machines (none have hot water). Volunteers have their choice of a shared dorm-style room (US$23 per week), a single room (US$46 per week), or a double room (US$42 per week).
Cost:
Volunteers are required to pay a one-time US$20 administrative fee (due at orientation). If you rent a bed or room in a volunteer house, your first eight weeks’ rent is also due at orientation. There are no other costs or fees to volunteer. If you’d like to make a monetary donation to the program, visit the website. Per counrty it can be a diffrent way to donate money. On the website you will find more information about this. It is as well possible to donate school materials like uniforms and b

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