Program Details

Instituto Psicopedagógico Juana Leclerc


  • Start Date 2017-01-11
  • End Date: 2018-01-10

  • Location: Tegucigalpa

The “Instituto Psicopedagógico Juana Leclerc (Psycho pedagogical Institution Juana Leclerc)” is a non-profit institution that takes care of children and youths with mental handicaps and with learning difficulties.Throughout time, it has been growing and it counts today with 8 attention programs. Since its beginnings, the institution has developed incident actions at national and international level in favor of the handicap sector.

It’s an opened-door institution to all children and youths that have learning difficulties, offering an integral attention through diverse communitarian strategies.


The institution’s vision is to contribute to get a democratic and more just society, equal and liable, in which it is respected and valued the person’s differences such as handicap, gender,age, race, creed or nationality; participate on politics and processes that contribute to the equality of opportunities and social integration in a frame of human rights.


Accomodation:

Living with a host family


Activities:

The institution’s activities consist of a specialized program for mentally disabled children and youths from poor families, providing center-based pre-school and primary education, as well as a community-based rehabilitation program.

There are special programs consisting in the development of the students’ abilities and dexterities towards achieving their personal, social and working independence, with the purpose of getting a better quality life.
The main programs are:

  • School for Parents.
  • Language Therapy.
  • Physical Education.
  • Musical and Artistic Therapy (Art).
  • Recreational Therapy (camps, traditional games, Special Olympics).
  • Corporal Expression.
  • Well-Being Corner.
  • Pre-Vocational Training Workshops (spices production, carpentry, bakery, organic fertilizer production) are also an important part of the curriculum, offering young adults possibilities to be integrated into the local labor market.

Requirement:
  • Age: Older than 20 years old.
  • Gender: Indifferent.
  • Languages: Basic knowledge of Spanish.
  • Studies: If possible, from high school to university education.
  • Abilities and Attitudes: Be decided and motivated to work with mentally handicapped persons, initiative, patience and to be creative.
  • Religion: Indifferent.

How to get there?
Terminal: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin
International Airport: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin
Domestic Airport: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin


Others:

6 months- 1.900,00 EUR

12 months- 2.500,00 EUR