Monday, November 01, 2010
New Projects in Guatemala are looking for Community Development and Health Volunteers
3 new local projects in Guatemala are looking for international volunteers:
1- Health and HIV Education with a Community Project in Zaragosa
A small organisation in Zaragoza, (2 hours west from Guatemala city) is looking for volunteers to help with their education and health programme. They work on HIV prevention and STD awareness with high school teenagers and youth groups. They also have a small health centre.
2- Medical work in a Community Health Center in Santa Maria
The community health center in Santa Maria (40 minutes from Antigua) is looking for volunteers with a medical background (doctors, nurses, lab technicians, public health) to help with their community health programmes.
3- Rural Youth Development Project
34% of the Guatemalan population is made up of young people between the ages of 12 and 20 years old. Rural young people face the challenges of unemployment, few incentives, and limited opportunities in their communities.
Volunteers will be placed in rural high schools, mainly in the western part of Guatemala, where the conditions for youth are worst. This programme would suit university students. Volunteers will work on organising youth groups, providing training on small businesses, life skills ("planning my life"), computer training, self-esteem workshops, organising or supporting anti-drugs/alcohol campaigns, teenage pregnancy, HIV prevention, etc.
More info: http://www.eilireland.org/volunteer-abroad/countries/guatemala
EIL is the oldest educational exchange organisation in the world. The organisation is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding between cultures and operates in over 30 countries involving over 25,000 people each year on a variety of cultural integration and volunteering programmes. It is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political association. The EIL Volunteer Abroad programme selects and places Irish people in 17 different countries worldwide. Volunteers work alongside local people and are supported by local co-ordinators.
More info: http://www.eilireland.org
For more information contact:
1 Empress Place
Anton Kieffer (EIL – Volunteer Abroad Programme Officer)
Tel: 021 455 1535
Lo call: 1 850 29 29 39
Requirements: basic computer knowledge; interest in working with teenagers; interest or experience in teaching; basic business skills or knowledge.
The goals of this project are:
A. To create locally available training opportunities for the participants of the rural youth at risk project;
B. To support rural youth in the development of small business projects that allow them to generate income to improve their quality of life;
C. To train the participants in techniques to develop better citizens who will contribute to the sustainable development of their communities
Volunteers will work on:
Organising youth groups;
Providing training on small businesses, life skills ("planning my
life"), computer training, self-esteem workshops
Organising or supporting anti-drugs/alcohol campaigns, teenage pregnancy, HIV prevention, etc.
Contact Anton for more informaiton: firstname.lastname@example.org
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