IDAI is a governmental institute, housing people with disabilities, providing lodging, food and medical assistance. There is also a school for internal and external children with disabillities.
Host family or community
IDAI takes care of the children and adolescents who are mentally disabled and help them through therapy and healthcare. Some of the children and adolescents live in the project (about 100) other only come for therapy and school. The project also does special pedagogical work with the residents.
Taking care of the residents, feeding them, play with them, take them out, organise activities, to have self-initiative and help the children with school tasks. If the volunteer has the skills she/he can provide help to the specialists.
The volunteer has to be responsible, very motivated, have interest in working and spending time with the residents, be emotionally strong, show a lot of affection for the residents and have initiative. Previous experience or studies in this area would be beneficial; the volunteer should be over 20 years old and have knowledge of Spanish.
How to get there?
Terminal: La Paz
International Airport: El Alto
6 months for 2000 euro, 1 year for 3100 euro