Help a Girls Home Center in Granada, Nicaragua



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Our Girls Home is a home for social orphans in Granada, Nicaragua. The girls are not official 'orphans' but victims of physical/mental/sexual abuse, extreme poverty or other social difficulties within their home life. There are currently 26 girls ranging from 4-17 years old. The home is run by an order of nuns called Madre Albertina, committed to caring for the poor. There is a definite structure within the home consisting of 2 live-in carers/educators, a therapist, social worker, and volunteers. They all work together to help the girls with their learning, and their life skills.
    Some girls stay for a short while, some have been there for many years. The idea is always to try and reunite them to family members.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers who can spend a minimum of 3 months at the home. Volunteers need to have an intermediate level of Spanish and have had experience working with children. The girls are from varied difficult back grounds so they need to be understood and vice versa. We request a police report to show a clean background and only females are considered. As the home is run by an order of nuns we expect volunteers to dress sensibly (no short shorts or revealing tops!) and to not be brandishing tattoos or running around town in the evening, turning up in a bad way at the home!

    The key roles are to help with homework, entertain the girls and help them with their daily chores. We are ideally looking for volunteers whom can teach them English in our new computer centre using Rosetta Stone software. This is a great small place to work in and to really get to know the girls. Any other specific skills volunteers would like to bring to the home are, sport, cooking etc but be aware that supplies are difficult to buy in Nicaragua so it is best to buy anything needed for activities before travelling.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We can offer home hosts where the volunteer lives with a family at around $10 a day. This includes all meals and usually includes internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are based in the Uk

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    8-12 or 2-6

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    This host charges a fee

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    8 a day to cover food and accommodation with a host family
Host ref number: 985518656636