WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
To ensure children get the best start in life, they need to have the opportunity to access quality educational and development services from a young age. Because of the often prohibitive cost of early childhood education and care services in Rio, many families are unable to give their children these opportunities. This can especially be the case for single-mothers and families from very low socioeconomic backgrounds. Their incomes are often reduced because of this challenge and sometimes children have to accompany their carers to work. The project aims to help the children experience a safe and nurturing environment where they can have a chance of an education, learn to interact with others and most importantly to have fun.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Ages range from 6 months to 12 years of age, and you will be expected to pitch in wherever necessary. This may include assisting them with meals, bathroom assistance and general hygiene practices. An important part of your role will be to foster a positive, fun, motivational and informative environment for children. Together with local staff, you will need to facilitate and encourage participation in a number of activities such as arts and crafts, sports, toy play, colouring, games, swimming classes and performing arts. You may also be required to assist with general cleaning tasks and daily upkeep of the centre.