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Water, sanitation and hygiene education for children
Tanay, Rizal       3 projects of 2 wks in July and August

Volunteer project: The Water Sanitation and Hygiene Education Program for Children has been designed to provide children in various daycare centers in Tanay, Rizal Province the opportunity to learn basic information about sanitation and hygiene. We are working with 19 day care centers in Tanay, Rizal province. An education manual on water, sanitation and hygiene education for children has been developed and it can be completed within 10 days or less.
The education module utilizes participatory activities that are fun, creative and enjoyable for children between the ages of 4-6. Optimizing non-formal education strategies, the module allows integration of intercultural learning by introducing various activities and games for children to stimulate their imaginations and learn more about the international participant’s cultures and traditions.

The international volunteers will implement several activities each day on a rotating basis. This will allow all participants to experience facilitating the activities directly and building their confidence in public speaking and dealing with children. Each day, international and local volunteers will discuss and evaluate different strategies and activities.

The volunteers will facilitate and implement non-formal, participatory, creative and fun activities for day care children and students. They will be tasked with preparing materials for the activities and games for the kids. The participants will be divided in several groups and will have different duties on a rotating basis: cleaning, cooking, facilitators and market team. The volunteers will also work as a team to create a trail which will require hard physical work.
The volunteers are expected to share their culture and traditions such as games, drawing, dance, food among others, during meetings, activities and cultural night with parents, teachers and members of the local community.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in a dormitory. Each room can accommodate 6 participants. Male and female volunteers stay in separate rooms. Double deck beds are provided.

Location: The project is based in Tanay, Rizal Province, approximately 3 hours away from Manila. Tanay is an upland rural area famous for its caves, rivers and good opportunities for hiking.

Terminal: Manila International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
July 16 - July 29, 2017
August 1 - August 14, 2017
August 17 - August 30, 2017

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Help set up a school and organize activities for children
Consolacion, Cebu       July 27 - August 2, 2017

Volunteer project: The volunteers will support a learning center committed to providing quality education that is grounded on sound moral principles. The center actively engages in community extension programs, conducts performing arts workshops and seminars and musical productions with the participation of their students in different communities. This year, the center is scheduled to transfer to a new and bigger site to support the expansion of the school's programs and services. Thus, the school is initiating various activities and events to support their aim for 2017. Volunteers are highly needed to provide manpower support.

The volunteers will support the physical transfer of the school to its new location. There will be different arrangement and beautification activities at the new school. Besides, the volunteers will interact with the local children and youth through art, sports, theatre and team building activities. They will also assist the community extension program to local communities.

Language: English

Leisure time: Volunteers can enjoy the natural sites of the neighboring towns, and the public beaches and adventure places of Consolacion. Volunteers may also have a tour of the historic sites of Cebu city.

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in the school classrooms. There will be separate rooms for female and male volunteers. Mattresses will be provided, however volunteers are required to bring their sleeping bags. Food will be served in the school canteen.

Location: West Binabag, Tayud, Consolacion, Cebu
Consolacion, Cebu is located around 12 km north of Cebu city and is bordered to the north by the municipality of Lilo-an and to the south by the city of Mandaue.

Terminal: Cebu North Bus Terminal, Subangdaku, Mandaue City

Nearest airport: Mactan Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Beautifying a school and providing cultural exposure to students
San Remegio, Cebu       August 23 - September 3, 2017

Volunteer project: The Kinawahan village school has 12 grades, from kindergarten to Grade 12. Each level has one classroom. The staff includes 15 teachers and the principal. The school has a small library with 300 books donated by private individuals. The school facilities need significant improvements. The volunteer team will focus on assisting in the school renovation and beautification so that it can meet the national standard requirements for public schools. Furthermore this project aims to help the students gain cultural exposure through interaction with the international volunteers.

The main tasks of the volunteers will be beautification of classrooms and development of a backyard garden. They will also interact with the local children and youth through art, sports and team building activities. Cultural exchange through music, games, food, language, etc. will be an important part of the project.

Language: English

Leisure time: San Remegio has the longest white beach in the north. Eco-tourism opportunities are also available in the neighboring towns.

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in one of the school classrooms. Mattresses will be provided. Volunteers are required to bring a sleeping bag.

Location: Kinawahan, San Remegio, Cebu
The municipality is located 109 km from the provincial capital Cebu City. It is bordered to the north by Hagnaya Bay, to the east by the Municipalities of Bogo and Tabogon, to the south by the Municipality of Tabuelan and to the west by Tañon Strait.

Terminal: Cebu North Bus Terminal, Subangdaku, Mandaue City

Nearest airport: Mactan Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Improving the educational experience for students in Cebu
Barili, Cebu       September 14 - September 25, 2017

Volunteer project: International volunteers will help out in an Elementary School in Minolos barangay, Barili municipality in the province of Cebu. The school was established in 1925 for children from Minolos and other neighboring communities. The school has 18 teachers and 14 classrooms. With the high volume of students enrolled in the school, conducting and monitoring the academic and extra-curricular activities is a challenge. Thus, the school welcomes international volunteers to bring international interaction and provide support during special school activities. The aim of the project is to contribute to improving the quality of the educational experience of children, to promote active intercultural learning experiences and to assist in the beautification of school facilities.

The volunteers will interact with local children and youth through art, sports and team building activities. They will assist in the organization of special school events and activities. The group will also help in the renovation of school facilities and beautification of classrooms and gardens.

Language: English

Leisure time: Barili is rich of natural sites like waterfalls and springs. The volunteers can visit and enjoy beautiful spots during the free time.

Accommodation: The group will be accommodated in one of the school buildings. Mattresses will be provided. Participants are required to bring their sleeping bags.

Location: Barili, Cebu. The site is located along the coastline, 67 km south of Cebu City.

Terminal: Cebu South Bus terminal, Cebu City

Nearest airport: Mactan Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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