Support the only LIBRARY of Ararca BARÚ (Colombia)

We are a small Foundation that supports education and the arts as tools to combat poverty in the community of Ararca (Barú Island) near Cartagena de Indias (Colombia).

Working with volunteers and local and foreign donors, we build the conditions for children and young people that allow them to access new resources, cultivate their skills and let their imagination run wild.

In 2013 we inaugurated, in a school room, the first and only Playroom Library in the village of Ararca (Barú Island) where 300 children and young people from the school find a welcoming and stimulating environment to carry out their school work, practice reading and have fun learning, under the guidance of Dionisia, our happy and loving librarian-educator.

It is a luminous space full of informative books, stories and novels, educational games, didactic material, play dough, puzzles, arming games, memory, implements to draw and paint, a keyboard and other musical instruments, etc. They do not have any of that in their homes.

With Dionisia students cultivate good habits such as washing their hands before entering the library, calmly concentrating each one on their own and speaking softly when they want to share, leaving their backpack in the entrance without fear of being robbed, and keep in their place the books or games they use before taking another, etc. The children themselves remind each other of this and teach it to the new ones

Items needed: - Games and didactic material, new or used. - If you have games that your family does not use anymore because the children grew up ... here they will live a happy second life. - School supplies - Musical instruments. - Clothing for children between 5 and 14 years old (For hot weather). - Non-Perishable Foods (Many children who attend this school unfortunately go through hunger situations).
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you: As VISITOR, you can come and participate in our weekly activities, and interact in the Library with the children of the school. The town and the school are located 1 hour from Cartagena, we can provide you with transportation if we organize it with time. We would also love you to stay at the Volunteer Hostel of a Foundation that supports our projects, located in the Historic Center of Cartagena for a special price as Bagsharer. We warn you that it is quite hot in Cartagena and Ararca!
Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) : As a VOLUNTEER you can participate in the activities with the children in the Library on Thursdays. If you have more time we can plan a longer accompaniment process or you can participate in activities with Foundations associated with our cause.
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 Jul 19, 2018