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SAS07 ARGENTINA La boca EDU 29/01/2017 31/01/2018

Name of the Project: Pancita llena corazón contento

Project Code: SAS07

Date: 29 January 2017 to 31 January 2018

Location: La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Country: Argentina

Theme or type of Project: Education, Communitarian Kitchen

Aims of the project: To accompany children in their grow-up process and be protagonist of their own life.

Project activities: This project takes place in a “conventillo” in the neighborhood of La Boca. There they receive “merienda” (milk and cookies) and dinner. They also receive school support when there are enough volunteers to attend them.


Community context: La Boca is one of the most touristic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, despite this, is one of the most vulnerable areas of the city. It was one of the richest areas until a big epidemic disease. Most of the people moved to the north of the city and this place was taken by the poorest people and mid class. There are “conventillos”, which are houses with many rooms inhabited by different families; the conditions of most of them are quite inefficient. It was a European migrant area in the beginning nowadays there are migrants from Paraguay, Bolivia, chelonians and others. It is a mixture of colors, social classes and economic conditions.


Volunteer´s requirements:

                  General Requirements

•               Intermediate Spanish level

•               Initiative to propose independent activities

•               Interest in learning about NGOs and social programs in Argentina

•               Sensitivity to social and economic problems

•               Flexibility to adapt to the NGO structure and way of working in South America

•               Teamwork

•               Creative character and motivation

•               Interest in children development

•               Interest in working with children


Volunteer´s tasks:

Volunteers will work together with another volunteer in a pedagogical duo; they provide school support to kids as one of the most important activities. These children don´t have the support from their families and we ask volunteers to help them to study and to focus on these issues.

Volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. Besides, we aim to provide them with a complete social, historical, political and economic background.

There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have common inter-exchanges, like festivals, workshops in schools, etc.


Number of volunteer in project: 2 volunteers maximum


Host situation: Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer house with a capacity of up to 14 volunteers, kitchen, shared bathrooms, wi fi, shared rooms. It is located in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires.

Volunteers should be flexible to eat local food. We will provide them ingredients for cooking in the house. Be prepared to live in a communitarian environment!


Participation fee: € 360 (euros) per month. It covers food, accommodation, coordination and administration costs.