|TEACH UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN IN BUENO AIRES||ARGENTINA|
You can teach a variety of subjects to
children of all ages in a choice of schools, orphanages and social
assistance centres. When available you can also teach in an Argentinean
Community Centre Project. The Centre located in central Buenos Aires and
is one of our most deserving community projects.
Your help on this project will be split across three groups:
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
WORKING IN HOMES, COMMUNITY CENTRES &
"Every day is very different which is why I really love this placement!" Olivia Goodman
Below is a description of HLQ Orphanage. This is a home for children who have been “infected” with HIV (very few) or have been “affected” by HIV. (Affected includes situations where parents or family members have died from or been infected with HIV). At any one time there are around 12 children living there. The orphanage is very poor as it gets no money from the government, and many of the resident children do not even have paperwork, so officially they “don’t exist”. Travellers Worldwide volunteers have taught at this home for the past 6 years and this project is very special to us; we make a financial contribution every month to help support the home. In combination with the assistance of dedicated volunteers this has made a vast improvement to the home and a great difference to the lives of the children. (Teaching at this home is entirely optional and if you do not want to teach here then you do not have to.)
"I am having so much fun! At Los Q the children are so cute and eager to learn." Simon Hilton
"Rachel and Charlotte are
finishing their placement tomorrow and planning to go to Brazil on Monday.
It was a pity they came for such a short time as they were really
enthusiastic preparing their lessons and establishing a relationship with
the kids, especially with those at Querubines. Yesterday, as a goodbye
party, they prepared a puppet show (they hand-made the puppets) for the kids
at homes Querubines. We received a very emotional call from the director
thanking us for sending such thoughtful people to work with the children."
We work with a number of schools where the children come from a mix of class backgrounds. Despite this, they are not rich schools and some of the children are there because they have been awarded a scholarship. Generally the only contact the children have with native English speakers is with the Travellers’ volunteers that teach them, and this is most enriching for them!
Whilst working in the schools you will have the chance to help with lessons other than English, for example, Drama, Sport, Maths or Music, particularly if you have an interest in one of these areas. You will nearly always be an assistant to the regular English teacher.
TEACHING ADULTS (optional):
Adult courses are spread across a variety of institutions and you could be asked to teach adults of all ages. Often class sizes are small and you will usually be in sole charge of the class. Teaching is available to adults all year round. We are currently working with several Social Assistance Centres which are aimed at adults and typically provide economic aid to people in the community. In addition to this, Social Assistance Centres offer workshops aimed at job training or recreation. Students here are usually aged twenty years and over and are very eager to learn English.
“Thank you so much for everything that you did for me
while I was in Buenos Aires! I had the most amazing time and wish that I had
been there for longer!! I got home a couple of weeks ago and I've now
applied to become a primary school teacher in England, so thank you so much
for helping me find a career I'll really enjoy.”
You may be
asked to teach children or adults depending on the time that you are
there and whether the schools are on holiday or not. The number of hours
of teaching a week can range from about 10 to 12 and it is likely that
you will teach in a variety of institutions during your stay, giving you a rounded
experience. Once classes have been scheduled your attendance is
compulsory and you will be required to give prior notice in order to
take time off. This is particularly important if you are assigned to
teach in a home as regular attendance is needed to establish continuity
in the lives of your students. You will have plenty of free time during
your placement to enjoy all of the attractions that Buenos Aires has to
Last week of February to the second week of July
"I really loved my 3
months here in Buenos Aires. Met so many great people. I'm going back later this
year to find work. The teaching was an excellent experience. ... Melina is
fantastic, love her to bits! I love Buenos Aires!"
"I'm really settling in well
over here. Everyone at the hostel is friendly. I've
visited all my placements now. Places like Querubines
and Home Nuñez will be very rewarding in the long term I think. The girls at
Misericordia were so lovely and really eager to see all the postcards of
London that I had brought with me. The girls at Nuñez loved looking at the
pictures in my OK magazine, listening to my i-pod and chatting about what
music they like in English!
Buenos Aires is a great city and I can't wait to
explore it more, especially as the weather is getting better everyday!"
Got any questions? Please email us:
Centre in La Boca, started 1996, providing small snacks to local communities out
of a small shop space. However now and since 2004 the centre operates in an
ex-naval motor factory. In essence the centre provides food for more than 1000
people in the local community, as well as manufacturing products such as clothes
in the factory. There are over 200 families that participate in the distribution
of food, which happens daily, with a large number of family members making up
the centres key staff.
ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO WHILE ON THIS PROJECT:
Spanish Language Courses:
project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Argentina, or
you could even do a second project in a different region of the country, thus
doubling your adventure and enjoyment!
Spanish Language Courses:
This project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Argentina, or you could even do a second project in a different region of the country, thus doubling your adventure and enjoyment!
|ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL||
You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities.
boasts of several amenities like internet and WiFi, a common area, DVD
room, library, book exchange and a housekeeping service.
Facilities in host families do vary, but you will have the opportunity to express your preferences regarding the type of family that you stay with (for example, a family with/without children, pets etc). If you stay in a host family you will be provided with the contact details of other volunteers living in Buenos Aires at the same time as you so that you won't miss out on any socialising!
Please note that if you'd prefer to live with a host family, there is an additional supplement of £107 (about $177) per week, with half-board.
Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires: This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication and has a surprisingly European feel about it. BA is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling, faded elegance. Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity. Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and, with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's nightmare! Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.
Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tangoing in the chic quarter of
Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas. Dynamic and
bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most
exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all
manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the
streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night.
Support & Backup:
To read about the excellent
& Backup we provide before you leave and during
please click here.
Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your programme, please click here.
|WHAT IS REQUIRED OF YOU:|
As with all our destinations, the Argentine culture and heritage, although European in flavour, is different to Anglo-Saxon cultures and this must be borne in mind.
Self-reliance and independence are highly
appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this
Once you have applied for a placement, we will send you a very detailed Argentina Information Book, as well as an equally detailed Safety Guide - both of these will help to make your stay in Argentina one that you will never forget!
This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.
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