A city for everyone – Uniendo Caminos
Aims of the project
Supporting youth development and cooperating with young people aiding them in their effort to complete their secondary education. In addition, the projects aim to provide professional support in social, psychological and educative inclusion.
“Uniendo Caminos” is a social organization that works three times a week providing support towards social inclusion in the education system.
They work in 5 different areas of Buenos Aires most of them are located in slums of the city.
Here you have a video of the organization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6D9zUMIvgo
-Work supporting youth with their afterschool homework. They will work with a group of volunteer teachers helping them with classes such as languages, social science, math, biology, literature, etc.
They will work in two different neighbors with the same project. Volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. Besides, we aim to provide them with a complete social, historical, political and economic background.
There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have common inter-exchanges, like festivals, workshops in schools, etc.
Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer residence with a capacity of up to 14 volunteers, kitchen, shared bathrooms, wi fi, shared rooms. It is located in the city of Buenos Aires. Volunteers have lunch at the project. They should be flexible to eat local food. Besides, we will provide them ingredients
for cooking in the house. Be prepared to live in a communitarian environment!
Subir al Sur works with two of the educational centers that are located in slums. The “villa” (slum) is a non-formal neighborhood, it has started as a small part of the city and it has been growing during the last years. In slums most of the inhabitants don’t have access to the basic services: only 5% have sewers system, 96% don’t have gas, 76% don’t have formal connection to the public electric system, 90 % of the
population don’t have access to the water connection. In the city of Buenos Aires there are 56 slums and
73.325 families live there, in total there is a population of 325.837 people living in vulnerable conditions.
The youngsters from the project live in these conditions. If you want to see the context we suggest you to watch the following video:
- High Spanish level
- Initiative to propose independent activities
- Interest in learning about NGOs and social programs in Argentina
- Sensitivity to social and economic problems
- Flexibility to adapt to the NGO structure and way of working in South America
- -Creative character and motivation
- -Interest in youth development