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Bolivia Digna (formally Yo Voy a Ti)

 

Background

Bolivia Digna is an NGO founded in Cochabamba in 2006. Its objective is to promote and defend the rights of infants, children, adolescents, senior citizens and other vulnerable social groups living in exclusion and poverty.

Since 2007, we have been developing programs aimed at social development, the prevention of violence, the protection and defense of children who are victims of violence, education in Human Rights and Responsibilities, responsible leadership, and promotion of Christian values.

In 2015 we took over the work of “Yo Voy A Ti” and run the projects listed below.

Objectives

Through educational programs and social assistance programs, we promote better living conditions and create more opportunities for advancement for people, particularly young people, living in poor or marginal conditions.

We run integrated educational assistance to pre-school children and children of school age, and run other projects that benefit their families, their community and the environment in which they live.

Each of our projects, while assisting the target group, also has the aim of promoting and instilling a culture of volunteering and making service a way of life for all. We therefore work with local professionals, international volunteers and volunteers from local schools and universities.

Current Projects

Pre-school

Children under school age often find themselves in environments unsuitable for their development: frequently they are taken to work with one of the parents or left in the care of an older sibling.

We provide a safe place where the children can participate in social, creative and educational games and are looking for patient, creative people with or without experience, who enjoy working with small kids.

Homework help

Many of the children we work with have difficulties with their formal education. Some have poor performance in school and others have simply stopped attending.

We try to inspire, encourage and help the children to learn and we are looking for people who can assist primary and secondary school kids with homework – especially with maths, sciences and Spanish.

English school

Although most children in secondary school have English lessons, they rarely get the opportunity to hear or speak with native English speakers.

We build the self-confidence and communication skills of the children by encouraging them in a fun way to speak English and are looking for people with excellent spoken English who can come up with interesting ways to inspire the kids to learn.

Sports school

Many children and adolescents have an interest in sport, especially football.

We aim to help increase the self-esteem of young people by using sport as a tool to teach the values of commitment, respect, discipline, responsibility and working in a team. We are looking for people who enjoy sport, ideally with a coaching background, who can inspire and help organise training sessions and games.

Creative projects

Children living in poor communities get little time or encouragement to learn skills and demonstrate talents that are not immediately “useful”.

We run projects to captivate, entertain and inspire the children and at the same time reinforce the core values that underlay all our work. Anyone with a hobby can help – we are looking for people with passion, creativity and commitment.

Health and Nutrition

Many of the children lack clean water for drinking. Their diet is very poor and hygiene standards are low.

We try to improve the immediate situation for the kids and educate them so they can better look after their own health. We are looking for people with a background in healthcare or nutrition to provide content and for people with organization skills to coordinate activities with partners.

Community projects

In general, anything that benefits the community benefits the kids. We therefore initiate, facilitate or otherwise assist with projects that improve the living conditions or status of the communities.

We need people with practical skills (building, painting, etc.) to work directly on projects and people with organisation skills to manage work with our volunteers and partner organisations.

Other activities

We also need people tp help run the foundation. You can help plan and prepare lessons. You can organize fundraising events and activities. You can promote the work of Bolivia Digna through social media and with volunteer agencies…

We are looking for people with organization skills, web or social media experience, fundraising experience, and general practical skills.

Volunteer/Internship Requirements

  Spanish   Beginner
  Minimum commitment   2 months
  Related knowledge/skills Creativity, Leadership, and self-initiative
Flexibility, Patience, and Understanding
Willingness to work in diverse environments and with children