Dette projekt tilbydes i samarbejde med organisationen CCS og nedenfor kan du læse deres beskrivelse af projektet:
In the rural town of Santa Cruz, children are predominantly supported by single mothers working long hours to provide basic needs for their family. As such, daycares are a centerpiece of a child’s life, providing nutrition, education, and developmental care. These centers, often small buildings with poor infrastructure, may support as many as 75 children under the age of 6, with few caretakers to attend to the children. These Centers often lack the resources to provide important activities and crafts to stimulate the imagination, motor skills, and creativity of the youngest and most vulnerable children of Costa Rica. CCS volunteers provide the support, individual attention, and activities required to empower young children to meet their development goals and enter primary school with the skills needed to succeed.
All volunteers can choose their length of stay in a program, for between 1 and 12 weeks. Volunteer work takes place each weekday morning for 4-5 hours, and Cultural & Learning Activities are provided most afternoons. These activities provide unique insights into the local community and culture, and include language lessons, reflection sessions, excursions to local points of interest, guest speakers, cooking lessons, and dance classes, among others. Volunteers have free time available most evenings and all weekends to explore the local community and country.
Health and safety (site specific health and safety information)
We take the safety of our volunteers seriously – it’s our #1 priority. Our programming was built with your safety in mind – from the 30-point vehicle inspections conducted each day, to the local of our Home-Base and volunteer work assignments, to the attention to detail you’ll see throughout our programs to ensure that you are safe and comfortable. Our in-country cooks are trained on safe food preparation, as well as preparing food for a wide range of dietary restrictions, preferences, and food allergies. All volunteers are provided with comprehensive travel medical and emergency evacuation insurance, and we’ve developed relationships with local hospitals and healthcare facilities for any healthcare needs. Additionally, our in-country staff is there to support you throughout your experience, and provide you with valuable guidance on your safety. You’ll see our commitment to safety in every aspect of our program.
Volunteers will be guided through the preparation process by a dedicated Program Specialist, who’s also an alumnus. Volunteers will arrange their own airport transportation to arrive at the airport in San Jose, Costa Rica on the volunteer start date, and will be welcomed by the in-country staff and transported to the Home-Base to start the volunteer experience. Volunteers should plan to depart on the end date of their program, which is the last Saturday of the experience.
Your in-country experience will be led by the experienced Country Director, Franklin Torrez. Program Manager Kara Michelsen will also be supporting volunteers during their experience, along with a full team of local Costa Rican nationals.