Community Center, Bolivia
Application fee: US $189
Community center in Cochabamba, Bolivia
We are working in these community centers since 2014. Starting from a mobile school and sports
has created its centers with recreative activities for
children aged 2 to 18 years old. We are now on-site
every afternoon from Monday to Friday.
This center is providing lots of support to the community kids by helping in their education, homework help, art and craft, and other creative tools, distribution of clothes, and educating them about a healthy lifestyle and safe drinking water. Also, we are trying to cultivate the talents and creative art in those children that are not immediately useful but in the long run, it can make a positive impact in their life.
Pre-school: we take care of children between 2 and 6 years old doing recreational and educational activities with them (e.g. teaching numbers, reading stories, playing in the park, etc.).
English school: twice a week English classes with games in order to improve the children’s education and also to let them gain confidence in practicing and speaking another language.
Homework help: every day some children are coming to the centers with their homework. We support and motivate them by explaining their studies.
Sports school: many children and adolescents have an interest in the sport. We aim to help increase the self-esteem of young people by using sport as a tool to teach values.
Creative projects: it is the moment for the children to learn skills and demonstrate talents that are not immediately “useful” or lie outside the formal school curriculum. We fill these gaps by running projects which try to captivate, entertain and inspire the children.
Health and Nutrition: many of the children live in communities or housing that lack clean water for drinking. Their diet is often very poor and the hygiene standards are generally low. We try to improve the immediate situation for the kids and educate them on the matter.
Community projects: in general, anything that benefits the community benefits the kids. For example, food/clothes distribution, health assistance for people living in the streets, the building of classrooms and baths, cleaning and building of parks, planted trees, urban gardens, etc.