About Bosques Foundation
Bosques Foundation is dedicated to the sustainable advancement in two non- excludable human development areas – poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. It focuses on social innovation projects, policy advocacy and advisory to the public and private sectors; at the same time that it is engaged in national and regional strategies for development. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen and assure a worthy live for all individuals and families, fostering and increasing citizen capacity and cross-sector collaboration to strengthen our community and society’s resiliency.
About the Project Educating the Streets – Building Society
Educating the Streets – Building Society is a social innovation project developed in partnership with Prolavie (Canada). It facilitates a work-study balance for working children, leading to an increase in their capacity and improved opportunities; while fostering engagement of the broader community across multiple sectors. We believe the greatest engine for change and social capital are Youth; and therefore a primary element of this project is the participation of youth, sharing knowledge and life experiences, as they develop long lasting relationships. Young international volunteers are welcome to participate in any of our project activities:
1. Technical Training + Marketable Activities
Working children receive training in various domains (entrepreneurial and technical), helpful to access the labor market and fulfill their interests, in partnership with private sector organizations, and as part of a common shared value creation strategy. These capabilities are applied in building and selling marketable products or services. Volunteers may help with the coordination and execution of such activities, according to the current needs and the volunteer’s interest. In addition, volunteers may conduct training workshops related to their own professional strengths, relevant to current working activities of children and if possible on skills for establishing social enterprises.
2. Education Support
Includes both support on school subjects where the children have difficulties and further information and education sessions on subjects related to the daily challenges the children are faced with.
Volunteers may become mentors of the children and help them with homework or school subjects and and may also organize and conduct specific education sessions, according to current necessities and own interests.
3. Performing Arts: Personal and Social Skills Development
We have developed a special curriculum with our theater partner Hecho a Mano called Confident, Strong and Free, and composed of several elements: body expression, vocal expression, acting, musical expression, mise en scene and creative collective techniques.
Volunteers with expertise in these areas may collaborate with the performing arts team in the development of the activities, or without expertise may participate in the performance itself, if their stay is long enough. Otherwise, they may still collaborate with logistics, coordination, or other activities as required.
It includes weekly sessions that will cover important topics in any process of development. These relate to environmental sustainability and gender equity.
Volunteers with expertise may collaborate and conduct workshops or, otherwise, help with their organization.
In all the above activities, local youth volunteers will also participate and they are developed with the purpose in mind that volunteers be not just supporters, but rather active participants of activities in which everybody gains, learns and enjoys the experience.
In addition to the above, we offer different volunteer positions for more general activities such as:
In exchange for your valuable participation, we offer:
What do you need to participate as a volunteer?