The mission of the organization is to increase learning opportunities for children and families through the implementation of educational programs based on principles of integration and collective community action in San Pancho, a beautiful community in the midst of tremendous change.
Although many families are doing much better than before, many families are living in a state of poverty that is incomprehensible. Reasons for the poverty are varied but the reality is that there are real lives of real children in San Pancho that could be dramatically changed for the better if given the opportunity of education.
The volunteers can be involved in programs such as:
Social Assistance Programs
The social assistance program provides support to students of very limited resources regardless of their academic ability. In some cases this assistance provides full support to children who come from distressed family situations which make it difficult to stay in school. In other cases food packs, clothes and basic needs assistance is provided. Parent absence, attendance problems, learning disabilities, malnutrition and abuse are common factors in our support assistance families. Entreamigos provides free tutoring, mentor programs and parenting workshops for these families.
Classes and Workshops
A variety of classes for children that include English, computers, reading circles and many art and recycling workshops. Most classes are free of charge and drop-ins are welcome.
Environmental Education & Recycling programs
Workshops dedicated to finding innovative new uses for recycled products: glass, textiles, aluminium, plastic etc.
Also, all the recycled materials; glass bottles, plastic bottles, drainage pipes, tires, fishing nets and broken tiles are gathered together and given new life in the form of a safe, beautiful playgrounds for children.
- cleaning books
- giving workshops
- helping in the glass-sewing-silkscreen workshop
- selling products at the galleria
- greeting people
- sports for kids
- workshops for entrepreneurs
- art workshops
- English tutoring
- to be open
- willing to share their experience and learn from others
No minimum stay requested.
The volunteer is responsible for the accommodation and meals.