WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
Approximately 500,000 children between the ages of six and nineteen work in the informal sector and are poorly paid and often exploited. These children can be orphans, children who live or work on the streets but maintain contact with their families, or children who live with relatives because their parents have migrated elsewhere. This project seeks to provide children with a safe environment in which they can grow. You will be working to keep children off the street, preventing children from dropping out of school, and raising academic levels.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Your work will focus on educational support and general interaction with the children. You will also encourage the children to strengthen their characters and expand their practical skills by participating in small projects involving light manual labour.
All children are required to complete one hour of chores each day including such tasks as cleaning, taking care of the orchard, washing up, mowing the lawn, cooking and general maintenance. Children and volunteers frequently engage in sports and other games that aid in the development of motor skills and physical fitness. Children who excel in their academic studies are rewarded with such activities as camping, mountain climbing, hiking, and cycling.