Provide a SAFE HOME for Girls in Danger MEDELLÍN (Colombia)

We are a nonprofit organisation that provides a safe home for 20 girls (ages 0-18) in the City of Medellin Colombia. The girls we protect, were at risk of physical and sexual abuse and exploitation due to extreme poverty and an environment which is plagued with prostitution and drug addiction.

Our goal is to provide a safe and loving place for each girl to call HOME throughout their childhood and adolescents. We aim to help each girl complete their education successfully and have a smooth transition into adulthood, the way any parent would want for their own child.

Currently the girls live in a beautiful Camphouse we rented for the girls to live in a neighboring mountain town of Medellin called Santa Elena.

In case you want to STAY IN OUR HOUSE during your visit, you need to let us know in advance because our space is limited. As normally we struggle to find enough for giving the basics to our kids, we ask you for a CONTRIBUTION of 10 U$D/day that help us supporting our project. This includes your accommodation, Wifi, washing machine, drinking water, 3 meals, bed clothes, towels and access to hot water.

Items needed: - School Supplies (notebooks, colors, paper ... etc). - Clothes. - Didactic Games. - Personal Hygiene Items.
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you: As a VISITOR we will love to show you around and tell you as much as possible about our project for you to help us to promoting our cause. Depending on your arrival dates we can go and pick you up at the airport if you request it, in this case we will ask you for a contribution of 20 U$D bearing in mind the expenses that it represents for us.
Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) : Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) : - Minimum notice: 1 Week IN ADVANCE of your arrival (To analyze your CV and organize your tasks). - Minimum stay : 1 WEEK. - Send us your CV and expose your MOTIVATIONS (As we are opening the doors of our home we need to know a bit about you and bearing in mind the background of our little ones, our right of admission is reserved). - Your MISSION will be to be part of different activities including Recreation and Educational Courses for our girls. - If you have specific experience in working with kids, your qualities are especially welcomed.
Languages spoken:
Spanish
English
French
Other
If you are interested in our project please get in touch directly AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE COMING with the foundation via the "CONTACT" link. : Looking forward hearing from you ! :)
Listing created May 30, 2018