The aim is that volunteers communicate with children in English, to encourage them to overcome the fear of speaking in a foreign language through non-formal educational methods and setting. In first two days of the workcamp participants will get a formation by Fundacion Cruz de los Angeles in order get to know the local environment and to understand the legal context of working with children under state protection (that includes signing confidentiality contracts and to comply with some restrictions). Children we’re going to work with are aged from 6 to 18, therefore our group will be split into two non-fixed teams, where participants will rotate and organize different activities according to the kids age group. We will prepare activities and materials in English on different topics, such as archaeology, music, food, animals. With the older kids – teenagers, we will spend time in the afternoons, and mornings are for the younger kids.
In a house situated in Colunga. Volunteers will stay apart from the group of children. Food will be provided by the Fundación Cruz de los Ángeles. Breakfasts will be prepared by volunteers, lunch and dinner in the house or together with kids, depending on daily activities.
The province Colunga lies on the Cantabrian Sea and is located in the north of Spain, which is considered as the green area of Spain (lots of rain, trees and plants). Playa de la Griega is beautiful place and it is the nearest beach to the center town of the province, Colunga. This place is famous for one particular thing – here the footprints of dinosaurs were found. East of the beach on the cliffs is the famous and spectacular site of dinosaur footprints. The enormous size of these footprints, some of them reach 1.30 meters in diameter, allows it to be considered ones the largest footprints discovered so far.
Fundación Cruz de los Ángeles is a social service which gives special attention to families, children and teenagers and specifically to those who are socially disadvantaged, people with less opportunities. They work to promote and enhance the comprehensive development of children and adolescents in the personal, family, educational and social fields, looking for the best way to their personal and group development. Through a creative and motivating learning, based on the coexistence of the languages of the participants, activities and specific proposals that fit our reality and our needs. De Amicitia and Fundación Cruz de los Ángeles started this collaboration few years ago and we continue with it encouraged with the great impact and meaning for kids and memorable experience for volunteers.
Bring some information about your country or region in order to create activities with kids in the programme. You can bring photos, music, sweets, typical receipts, post cards, ideas for traditional games or dance.
This project will include a one day only vegan food day agreed by volunteers for the promotion of environmental sustainable lifestyle.