For the moment we are looking for a volunteers until January 2015. We are not currently taking requests for later dates.
Our project is 7 years old and was founded by the Family Crane from the US. They visited Nicaragua and bought a lot of bracelets from children from Nicaragua. They went to the US, sold the bracelets and came back with the money and found this NGO. The aim is to help young people to get a good education.
Today there 45 young nicaraguans starting with the age of 18 working for our project and receiving the education they need. They can work from home or in our shop. We have people making bracelets, bags, earrings and hammocks. The shop is open everyday and about twice a month we create an event to promote all the jewelry which was made by our kids. With the money earned for the bracelets we pay him/her, his/her education, his/her health care and we support another nicaraguan project. In the future we want to buy a little piece of land that all the people working with us can live and work there.
We need people to help with English and Computer classes.
Volunteers that come will stay in our Project's house with lunch provided. Food provided by the Project is a typical Nicaraguan diet such as rice and beans with a side dish. We will not be responsible for accommodating special diets, such as vegetarians. If you wish to eat different food than what is provided, you will be responsible for purchasing your own food.
Help with Computers/ Internet
We are looking for one volunteer starting in mid july who can teach the young people and ourselves English and Computer classes. If you don't speak any spanish, don't worry. We will teach you! :)
We are currently only accepting volunteer until January 2015. We are still planning everything very detailed so that you will have a good experience with us. You will have a unique experience with all the local kids working here everyday and we hope to learn from you and that you will learn from us.
We have 2 simple, private rooms with bathroom and fan above our shop. If you are male you will share the room with our security who is taking care of the shop at night and sometimes at daytime. If you are female you will get a private room.
We can offer lunch a day, which will be a typical Nicaraguan meal. We cannot accommodate special diets. But we have a kitchen with fridge, stove and an oven you can always use.
Also we have a washing machine you can use. There is wifi here.
Granada is the oldest city in whole Central America. We are located in the kolonial center of Granada. The main plaza is only 2 minutes from our shop. There are a lot of restaurants and bars nearby. If you are too lazy to cook in the night there a people selling food on the main plaza for 1$. (Vigoron, Hamburger, Hotdogs, Quesadillas (0,20$)).
Also the famous street "La Calzada" with all its nice international and national bars and restaurants is just a 5 minute walk away.
Granada is located at the Lake Yolotlan where you find some beaches near by. At the weekend it gets quiet busy because there are a lot of bars and clubs open until 5 o clock in the morning. In your free time you can visit the Islands of Granada, which are about 300 little islands in the lake. You can hike Volcan Mombacho and Volcan Masaya.
Also the lagoon de Apoyo is just 20 km away. This is a picturesque lagoon in a volcan crater which is perfect for swimming.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two