Children
 Chile
Project #6532

Bring hope and education to 300 children in Chile

by VE Global
Vetted
Feb 15, 2012

Volunteer Workshops

VE volunteers prepare and run a huge variety of workshops for the children we serve. These can teach life skills such as cooking, improve creativity through art and performance and boost educational attainment with anything from reading to math activities.

                A recent example of a successful workshop was one carried out at an all-boys children’s home we work with.  This particular institution has a lot of problems with violence and low literacy. We started our workshop with cooking, an activity the boys are always enthusiastic to participate in. We made “dirt cups” which are a sweet treat using milk, jello, chocolate cookies and gummy worms. We gathered all the boys together in a circle, and before they could eat their creations, we read the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ with them. One of the volunteers started reading it, making sure to hold the book up so all the boys could see the pictures and get involved. Some of the boys helped reading aloud certain sections. At the end of the story we asked questions about the book of varying difficulty to suit the age range of 3 to 11, handing out puddings as each boy answered correctly.

                This activity was a reminder of how effective our workshops can be to get children excited about reading, listening to each other and working as a team.

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Organization Information

VE Global

Location: Santiago, RM - Chile
Website: http:/​/​www.ve-global.org
Project Leader:
Mercedes Henderson
Executive Director
Santiago, RM Chile
$29,219 raised of $40,000 goal
 
430 donations
$10,781 to go
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