Volunteering

Volunteering

Caras Alegres is a social/humanitarian project in the slums (Las Rosas) of Quetzaltenango, one of the biggest cities in Guatemala. The project has as goal to help better the life and education to the families, and especially the kids in these areas. Kids in this neighborhood live in extreme poverty and Caras Alegres gives them the opportunity to go to school, eat, play and be a real kid for some time. There is daycare and there are pre-school classes for kids up to age 6. The kids get fed and educated and are sometimes sponsored completely (kids are in contact with a donateur that buys them clothes, food and can later pay for education). The project also has a program for the women in the area, they learn sowing, knitting and therefor how to financially support their families. As a volunteer I thought in the Parvulos class (kids around the age of 5). I was an allround class-assistant, for there were 25 kids and only one teacher. I was especially helpful for the English classes but also for the very much needed hugs! Because I started at the beginning of the year the kids always saw me as their teacher and I could make a real connection with them.

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04-09-2018
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