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Ciao Costa Rica!

Hola!

Siste kvelden i Costa Rica, litt trist, men samtidig gleder jeg meg veldig til Buenos Aires, så det veier litt opp! Har nesten vært her
nede 3 måneder nå, og det har gått utrolig fort!! Har fått gjort utrolig mye sammen med fantastiske mennesker, og det har vært en opplevelse jeg helt klart ikke ville vært foruten! :D

Top 3 reisemål:
1. Karibiske kysten, baade Tortugero og Puerto Viejo samt Manzanillo
2. Cabo Blanco, med Santa Teresa og Montezuma
3. Uvita og Dominical

Topp 3 opplevelser:
1. Aa jobbe som frivillig og treffe andre frivillige
2. I det hele tatt aa bo i Costa Rica i 3 maaneder og faa leve blant lokal befolkningen
3. Canopy tur over regnskogen i Monteverde

Topp 3 jeg har lært:
1. Un spansk (langt i fra flytende vel og merke!)
2. Aa drikke kaffe
3. Mer selvstendig

Topp 3 ting jeg kunne gjort bedre...:
1. passet paa bagasjen min bedre...
2. laert mere spansk
3. hatt mindre bagasje..

Nå gjenstår bare pakkingen før jeg setter bena på argentinsk jord, men er ikke akkurat bare, bare...For de av dere som kjenner meg godt,
så hater jeg å pakke, spesielt når jeg skal reise fra ett sted, og spesielt når jeg ned hit fikk ha 3 kg mer :/

Nedenfor har jeg pastet infoen jeg har fått fra BAV (Buenos Aires Volunteer), jeg skal jobbe paa 2 sosiale prosjekter.

SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO JUAN JOSE PASO.

Social Areas: education, children social services, human rights, social inclusion and poverty relief

Link to a video; http://www.youtube.com/user/AmartyaArgentina#p/a/u/1/gRJuesVNO4Y

Community organization that is places outside Buenos Aires, in Berazategui. The organizations works in solidarity with Santiago Del Estero, which is a very poor province in the North. Further, the organization gives various educational workshops for both adults and children in the neighboorhood. It also have space for sports, so that the children in the area can come after school to play for example fotball.

Buenos Aires Volunteer (BAV) started to collaborate with the organization in 2010. After discussion with the organization and the local population, there was defined a need for improved English knowledge. The English education in the public school system is not very poor, and they have no possibility to practice what they learn. As most adults don´t speak English, they are not able to help their children with their homework. Also for the adults, it is a great advance to speak English related to work.

January 2011 our volunteers started giving classes in English for children and adults. It was enrolled 45 people in the classes, from the age 4 - 47!! This project needs volunteers, both to teach and administrative tasks relating to turning the project sustainable at the long term. Most of the participants have a very basic level, so it does not require that the volunteers have a lot of previous skills on teaching. There will always be two volunteers in each class, as well we have regular meetings altogether and we also have an experienced teacher that will give you advise in the process. Working with this organization gives you a chance to experience an other part of Argentina, and to do give an important contribution to the children:)

Our previous group of volunteers created a fundraise, and for the money they painted the classrooms and a wall for the children`s rights. See this link for photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150352847963037.350736.569968036&type=3

Tasks for volunteers:
- Teach English
- Administrative and communication tasks
- Fundraising
- Create new activity

LA BALSA

Social Areas: Children services development, human rights, social inclusion & poverty relief,

La Balsa is one of the projects of the organization Mensajeros de la Paz, and it is committed to promoting the rights, development and protection of street children in Argentina. In Argentina, there are over 50000 street children. 
The organization is committed to create lasting, positive change in the lives of street children. To support street children, they run Day Care Centres in combination with Family Strengthening Programs. These programs exist to prevent complete family break-up and children being left alone while providing basic care to children (food, shelter, health, education).

Objetive of La Balsa is to improve the quality of life of children and adolescents (from 8 to 18) who wander, work, or live in the City of Buenos Aires. During the day, the Center works with 30 children and adolescents. They aim to develop strategies that contribute to their gradual withdrawal from the streets and to resolving problems they suffer. During the night, the center gets about 20 young boys. As a center of articulation, it comprehensively monitors the history of each child at the center.

The center offers:
Food assistance and school support Enica Higi. Library, toy library for children, board games.
Permanent professional service: psychologists and social workers.
Permanent coordination with government and community institutions.
Task for volunteers:

- Participate in ongoing activites
- Create new educational workshops/activites
- Administrative tasks
- Communications tasks
- Fundraising.

Ciao!

Skrevet av Malin P 19:04

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