Volunteering in El Salvador

Zacatecoluca is one of the biggest cities in El Salvador. Through the contact to a catholic priest and his parrish young people from Europe can do volunteering service, can get to know country and people, can merge into a new and very different culture and can give their contribution to build together new future perspectives for the people there.
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28.02.2018 / 10 Uhr

Platform for intercultural exchange

First aim of the project is to create relationships among people of different cultures. El Salvador is a poor country with many lacks under different aspects but a very rich and ancient culture to share. Only few people get the chance to get to know other cultures outside their local environment. They do not have contact to people from other countries, cultures and religions. Even education is a big challenge.

Father Felipe, a catholic priest, wants to enable children and young people to live experiences beyond their local borders, he wants to create alternative educational possibilities. Therefore he works together with partners in Europe and invites them to get to know the people in his parrish, get an inside to the rich local culture of El Salvador und help each other in the daily work, experience intercultural dialogue while living it in first person.

Educational and leasure acitivities for children and young people

During their stay in Zacatecoluca participants of the volunteering service can offer several activities according to their talents and competences:

- English course for beginners - even as leasure activity for children

- leasure activities, sports for children of the local schools

- Computer courses

- simple crafts and house works in the parrish

Life in basic conditions

For the young people from Europa the simple and basic life in El Salvador is a very positive experience and offers a healthy distance to the materialistic world where everyone has much more than he needs for his daily life.

More information

You will find more information in this broshure >>

Project call with all practical information about the volunteering HERE >>