Program Details

Fundación Renacer


  • Start Date 2017-08-16
  • End Date: 2018-08-18

  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia

 

The ‘Fundación Renacer’ works with children and teenagers (until the age of 18) who are or have been victims of sexual and commercial exploitation in the streets or in hotels or of domestic abuse.


The aims are to:

  • Free children/teenagers of the situation of abuse and child prostitution.
  • Strengthen their social skills.
  • Reintegration in the community, family and school.
  • Medical, psychological, legal, nutritional support for affected families, children and adolescents.
  • Analyse sexual abuse in the city and collaborate with institutions to prevent sexual abuse.

Accomodation:

Host family outside the project


Activities:
  • Medical, odontological and nutritional support
  • Family, group and individual psychotherapy
  • School support
  • Psychosocial formation and follow-up care for families
  • Formation in values and citizenship
  • Exploration and professional orientation through workshops in the field of theatre, dancing, sport and art
  • Recreation, sport and culture

There are two different types of homes:
-The ambulatory house: The kids get there receive lunch, participate in various workshops (e.g. sports, arts, "who am I", "personal growth"), receive psychological support and then go back home. The aims of the ambulatory house is to keep them away from the street, prevent that they prostitute themselves, take drugs and in most of the cases to motivate them to start a more serious process in the permanent home.

-The permanent home: The teenagers live there. The process takes 9 months divided in 3 levels. After finishing they are sent back to their families or to other relatives.They receive the same attention as in the ambulatory home, just more intense. There live between 10 and 20 children.
In Bogotá right now are 2 houses of each type.


Requirement:

Male or female.

The volunteer must have the ability to deal and work with children & teenagers taking part in a series of training workshops and micro-businesses.

She/ he must respect the privacy of the children and have basic knowledge of children’s rights.

The volunteer must be sensitive, be respectful, flexible, open-minded towards the team, social, patient and creative with a lot of sense of humour. The more authority one has, the better.


How to get there?
Terminal:
International Airport: El Dorado ariport
Domestic Airport:


Others:

2.500,00 EUR (6 MTS)

3.200,00 EUR (12 MTS)