Library Construction in Namaldi, Costa Rica

Cost: $1,200.00 + flight cost
Departure City: Toronto or Detroit
Departure Date: May 1, 2018
Return Date: May 15, 2018

Partnering Organization

Reto Junvenil Internacional

http://www.retojuvenilcr.org/en/

Proudly working together since 2009

 

THE NEED

The library will be built to support the students of the Namaldi High School. Namaldi is the only high school within an Indigenous area and many of the attendees are from five neighbouring communities who do not have access to any other educational facilities. This project aims to provide an environment for students to access different sources of study. The library will consist of a physical area and a virtual area: the physical area will have textbooks adapted to the curriculum of the Ministry of Education and the virtual area will have computers, where students will be able to receive computer classes and use the equipment for research and information projects.

This library will be built so that all members of the community can use it. It will act as a free, inclusive and open space for the community.

 

TRIP LOGISTICS

  • Volunteers will stay in a classroom connected to the school. It will have electricity, flushing toilets, and potable water.
  • Meals will consist of rice, beans, tortillas, fruit/vegetables, and some meat.
  • SOS groups generally work for about 6 hours a day, for 8 days of the 14 day trip.
  • Tasks will include but are not limited to: digging trenches, cutting and tying rebar, laying bricks, moving supplies, and mixing cement.
  • Every group is overseen by a foreman during construction days and any work requiring technical training will be financed by SOS
  • You’ll have the late afternoon/evenings and two rest days throughout the trip to relax, explore the local area and participate in the local community.
  • Price includes all travel and medical insurance, transportation, accommodations, food, 24/7 supervision from partnering organization, and support and preparation from SOS.
  • For more information on Outreach Trip Logistics, like what to expect, supervision, and safety please visit: www.sosvolunteertrips.org

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Computer Lab Construction in Chuacruz, Guatemala

Cost: $1,200.00 + flight cost
Departure City: Toronto
Departure Date: August 14, 2018
Return Date: August 28, 2018

 

Partnering Organzation:

SEED Alliance

http://sosvolunteertrips.org/partner-profile-seed-alliance/

Proudly working together since 2014

 

THE NEED

Over 180 students in Caserio Chuacruz currently benefit from computers located in their school. However, the current computer lab is actually located within a third grade classroom, taking up about half the space, with makeshift walls of wooden planks and cardboard.

Faculty and staff report that the influx of other students into the space to use the computer lab, including the noise and distraction that comes along with it, is interrupting the learning of the third graders and those on the computers.

This project aims to complete a brand new computer lab in Chuacruz. This will ensure that all students are able to receive computing classes and further contribute to their educational development.

 

TRIP LOGISTICS

  • Volunteers will stay in a classroom attached to the school with electricity and latrines. The volunteers will have to walk less than 5 minutes to the worksite.
  • Meals will consist of rice, beans, tortillas, fruit/vegetables, and some meat.
  • SOS groups generally work for about 6 hours a day, for 8 days of the 14 day trip.
  • Tasks will include but are not limited to: digging trenches, cutting and tying rebar, laying bricks, moving supplies, and mixing cement.
  • Every group is overseen by a foreman during construction days and any work requiring technical training will be financed by SOS
  • You’ll have the late afternoon/evenings and two rest days throughout the trip to relax, explore the local area and participate in the local community.
  • Price includes all travel and medical insurance, transportation, accommodations, food, 24/7 supervision from partnering organization, and support and preparation from SOS.
  • For more information on Outreach Trip Logistics, like what to expect, supervision, and safety please visit: www.sosvolunteertrips.org

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Preschool Classroom Construction in Santa Clara, Nicaragua

Cost: $1,200.00 + flight cost
Departure City: Toronto or Detroit
Departure Date: August 14, 2018
Return Date: August 28, 2018

Partnering Organization: 

Seeds of Learning

http://www.seedsoflearning.org/

Proudly working together since 2012

 

THE NEED

The Santa Clara school is located in Ciudad Darío, less than one mile from Seeds of Learning’s (SOL), our partnering organization, Learning Resource Center (LRC). The school was originally designed to be a community kitchen and dining room for local children. Eventually, it was transformed into a temporary school building. In 2011, SOL partnered with the community and international volunteers to build two new classrooms and turn the dining room and kitchen space into a large classroom for preschool students. In 2012, they continued the project by building three additional classrooms.

Due in large part to the improved educational conditions, enrollment at the Santa Clara school has more than doubled in the last five years. The classrooms are now extremely overcrowded and inadequate for the number of students. The existing preschool space (originally the community kitchen) is now old and in poor condition, and needs to be replaced. This project will improve the educational conditions by; adding two new classrooms, rehabilitating the existing classrooms, repairing desks, providing tables and chairs for teachers, and installing a fence around the school grounds.

 

TRIP LOGISTICS

  • Volunteers will stay at SOL’s Learning Resource Center in Ciudad Darío, which is located less than one mile from the Santa Clara school. The LRC is equipped with four rooms, each with bunk beds, shared showers and bathrooms for our volunteers,
  • Meals will consist of rice, beans, tortillas, fruit/vegetables, and some meat.
  • SOS groups generally work for about 6 hours a day, for 8 days of the 14 day trip.
  • Tasks will include but are not limited to: digging trenches, cutting and tying rebar, laying bricks, moving supplies, and mixing cement.
  • Every group is overseen by a foreman during construction days and any work requiring technical training will be financed by SOS
  • You’ll have the late afternoon/evenings and two rest days throughout the trip to relax, explore the local area and participate in the local community.
  • Price includes all travel and medical insurance, transportation, accommodations, food, 24/7 supervision from partnering organization, and support and preparation from SOS.
  • For more information on Outreach Trip Logistics, like what to expect, supervision, and safety please visit: www.sosvolunteertrips.org

Apply