Bolivia Spanish and Community

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where? Cochabamba, Bolivia.
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Your group will work in an orphanage in Cochabamba with children who are desperate for attention and some may even have psychological or physical health problems and might need a great deal of special attention. Alongside practical tasks such as feeding and bathing, you may be helping with homework, music, art and sports. You will also assist in teaching life skills such as the importance of hygiene, self-discipline and good communication. Some children don't go to school so basic literacy lessons - in Spanish - are also welcomed. On this Community project there is also a need for your group to help with building and fixing up garden areas, buildings and playgrounds.

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Alongside the Care element of your project your group will be taking Spanish lessons and you will have plenty of opportunity to put your new vocabulary into practice; both with the children at your placement and with your host family. Classes will be interactive and intensive and will be tailored to your level to ensure you to benefit fully from the lessons.

Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America and is an immensely rewarding place in which to volunteer abroad. You will be working and living with your host family in Cochabamba, an historic town which is said to have the world’s best climate – dry, warm days and cool nights. Although in economic terms Bolivia is a poor country, its riches lie in its history, its geographic and cultural diversity and, of course, its people.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

Placement: Ciudadela Sedeges Care Home
Project: Community and Spanish
Region: Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    1 Sunday 13:50 Arrival in Cochabamba settle in at Hotel
    16:00 – 18:00 Welcome meeting with Projects Abroad staff
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at Bolivian style restaurant
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    2 Monday 7:30 – 08:30 Breakfast at Hotel
    08:30 – 09:30 Briefing on Bolivian Culture
    09:30 – 12:30 Tour of Cochabamba City
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 15:30 Spanish language lesson
    15:30 – 17:00 Visit and Tour of Ciudadela Sedeges Care Home
    17:00 – 18:00 Rest and Relax
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at El Prado de Cochabamba
    19:00 – 21:00 Bowling
    3 Tuesday 8:30 - 12:30 Care work at Ciudadela Sedeges Care Home
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at Care Home
    13:30 – 17:00 Care work at Ciudadela Sedeges Care Home
    17:00 – 19:00 Rest and Relax
    19:00 – 20:00 Dinner and Show in Cochabamba City
    4 Wednesday 8:30 – 10:30 Spanish Language Lesson
    10:30 – 12:30 Care work at Ciudadela Sedeges Care Home
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at Care Home
    13:30 - 17:00 Painting and Construction work at Care Home
    17:00 – 19:00 Rest and Relax
    19:00 - 21:00 Dinner at local restauraunt
    5 Thursday 8:30 – 13:00 Painting and Construction work at Care Home
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at Vinto restaurant
    14:00 - 16:00 Explore the Vinto area
    16:00 – 19:00 Rest and Relax
    19:00 - 21:00 Dinner at Projects Abroad Office
    6 Friday 8:30 – 10:30 Spanish language lesson
    10:30 – 12:30 Visit Botanical Gardens
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at care Home
    13:30 - 17:00 Care work at Ciudadela Sedeges Care Home
    17:00 - 19:00 Rest & Relax
    19:00 – 21:00 Dinner at local restaurant
    7 Saturday 8:30 - 12:30 Painting and Construction work at Care Home
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 16:00 Painting and Construction work at Care Home
    16:00 – 18:00 Rest and Relax
    18:00 – 19:00 Shopping at Torres Sofer
    19:00 – 20:00 Dinner at Cine Centre
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    8 Sunday 08:30 – 12:30 Care work at Ciudadela Sedeges Care Home
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch at Care Home
    14:00 – 17:00 Care work at Ciudadela Sedeges Care Home
    17:00 – 19:00 Rest and Relax
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner at local restaurant
    9 Monday 09:00 - 21:00 Day Trip to Tarata Town
    10 Tuesday 8:30 – 10:30 Spanish Language Lesson
    10:30 – 12:30 Care work at Ciudadela Sedeges Care Home
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch at Care Home
    13:30 – 17:00 Care work at Ciudadela Sedeges Care Home
    17:00 – 19:00 Rest and Relax
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner at local restaurant
    11 Wednesday 8:30 - 12:30 Painting and Construction work at Care Home
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 17:00 Painting and Construction work at Care Home
    17:00 – 19:00 Rest and Relax
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner at local restaurant
    12 Thursday 08:30 – 10:30 Spanish language lesson
    10:30 – 12:30 Finishing touches to the painting work.
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at Care Home
    13:30 – 17:00 Present painting work and crafts to children and farewell party.
    17:00 – 19:00 Packing for weekend trip
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner at local restaurant
    13 Friday 06:00 - 07:00 Flight to Copacabana
    07:30 - 09:00 Check in to Hotel
    09:00 – 12:30 Guided tour of Copacabana
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 16:00 Free roam around Copacabana
    16:00 - 19:00 Rest and Relax
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner at local restaurant
    14 Saturday 9:30 – 12:00 Boat trip to Isla del Sol
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch back in Copacabana
    13:00 - 16:30 Bus to La Paz
    16:30 – 17:30 Settle in to Hotel
    17:30 - 19:00 Trip to La Paz Museum
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner in Zona Sud
    15 Sunday   Departure

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