Health & Education for Kids in QUETZALTENANGO (Guatemala)

We are an Associatio located in Guatemala and we work in 3 municipalities around Quetzaltenango.

Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of children, young people and women who belong to 250 families in the rural area, with nutrition, health and hygiene programs.

Our team is composed of the founder, a coordinator, a doctor, community leaders and volunteers.

Since 1988 we helped families from various communities with two main programs which are health and education. We have a special focus on pregnancy, children malnutrition. Some workshops help women with the preparation of food with healthy menus.

Items needed: - Health Equipment (Ask us for details). - School Supplies (books, notebooks, pencils, markers). - Toys (pearls kit, balls, painting etc.). - Children's Clothing (any second hand clothing in good conditions). - Feet Hygiene products ex. socks for kids from 5 - 14 years old, nail clippers, small bath towels, etc.
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you: As a VISITOR you can Participate in events and activities with the us, meet different communities and discuss with leaders of those minorities.
Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) : We seek for diverse and hard working VOLUNTEERS who are willing to involve themselves not only with the work but also the culture of the organization. We recruit TWO TYPES of volunteers: 1. Funds and Project Coordinator: Duties involve: - Visiting various communities and helping to either implement new projects or maintain existing projects. - Fund Sourcing for particular projects or the organisation as a whole. This could be from organising events to writing grant proposals. - Maintaining and updating the website, looking after our social media campaign and writing regular articles in relation to the organisation. 2. Coordinators with a Medical Background: The Asociación also requires help from people with any type of medical background, from nutritionists to dentists and doctors. All volunteers are supervised by a professional who is qualified in that particular field. Duties will include: - Visiting the communities and helping with various projects. - Helping distribute non-prescribed medication to members of the communities. - Helping with the current nutritional projects as well as giving nutritional advice to members of communities. Independent projects: We are also open to the idea of volunteers who want to organize and implement their own projects. However this would have to be discussed with the director. Benefits for the volunteer: - Working for a grass root organization and being involved on a human level with the communities. -Opportunity to learn about various projects and visit different parts of Guatemala. What Asociación Fatima can offer: - Accommodation in the organization. This is in San Juan Ostuncalco. The volunteer will have their own room and access to a kitchen and bathroom. Wifi is also included. (This is limited so would need to ask for availability before) - Payment for the costs of travel between different projects. Requirements: Although we do not have many requirements, we do require volunteers with a basic understanding of Spanish. You should be able to communicate with people and read documents in Spanish.
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 Feb 21, 2018