Kaya returns safety, childhood, dignity and future to children from whom it has been unceremoniously stolen. Kaya Children International is a Christian not-for-profit organization working with children and adolescents (ages 3-20) in La Paz, Bolivia. Kaya serves children living and working on the streets as well as those at extreme high risk of entering street life. By securing and promoting social justice for children on the streets, Kaya helps them reach their potential and fulfill God's unique plan for their lives
We serve children through two core programs: a Prevention Program and a Residential Program. The Prevention Program serves at-risk children and their families through a full-day center (Kaya Center). The Kaya Center is a safe place for the children where they receive emotional and academic support as well as a meal every weekday. Through the Residential Program, we provide safe and loving homes to children whose lives have been devastated by abuse, poverty, addiction, homelessness and other circumstances.
Tasks: The Kaya Center has three classrooms divided by age. During the week, volunteers work at the Kaya Center providing academic support and helping to supervise a classroom. In addition, volunteers have the opportunity to help organize activities during school vacations and free time. Volunteers are welcomed at the birthday parties for the children and other celebrations. Volunteers accompany the children to other activities. Depending on the interests and skills of the volunteer, volunteers have the opportunity to shadow and help the social workers and psychologists at Kaya.
The children we work with are especially vulnerable and need stable relationships and strong support networks. We typically take volunteers who can offer a significant time commitment. The degree of contact with the children and the level of responsibility will depend on the length of a volunteer’s commitment.
How to get there?
Terminal: La Paz
International Airport: El Alto
6 months for 2000 euro, 1 year for 3100 euro