Supporting the development of children is one of the most beneficial ways to increase the quality of life for children living in Brazil, a country with one of the most pronounced gaps between the rich and poor. This is especially the case in the favelas, neighborhoods where thousands of people grow up with little money and few opportunities.
Children in Rio de Janeiro attend school either in the morning or afternoon, leaving them unsupervised for long periods of time if their parents are at work. The aim of this project is to ensure children have a safe and supervised environment to use this time constructively.
As a childcare volunteer, you’ll help to ensure children have access to the care and attention needed to develop their social skills. You’ll help to run activities and lessons in community centers, where there are often many children per staff member. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring enthusiasm and creativity, and use the opportunity to teach basic English phrases, which will be valuable later in life.
If you’re someone who is caring and attentive, and loves working with children, this project is for you.Apply now