CHILDCARE WORK Costa Rica on the back of strong resources, a stable Government and increasing tourism is becoming one of the more affluent countries in Central America. However this is causing problems whereby citizens from neighboring countries (such as Nicaragua) are immigrating into Costa Rica, causing an increase in unemployment, homelessness and poverty. The aim of our childcare program is to provide individual attention and assistance to children from difficult backgrounds in Costa Rica. Many children at the projects we work with do not receive the level of affection and education that they deserve, and volunteers therefore play an important role in working alongside local staff to improve the educational, emotional, and hygiene conditions of the children. Volunteers will work in orphanages, community centers, daycare centers, schools, soup kitchens and kindergartens. Work varies but generally consists of providing individual attention, sharing affection with children, paying with children, organizing games and activities, educating children regarding hygiene and assisting with home work. IVHQ PLACEMENT: The Lighthouse Orphanage This orphanage is located in the hills surrounding San Jose, approximately 30 minutes from our office. This orphanage has 21 children. The boys and girls of this orphanage range in age from 2 "“ 21 years old and receive classes inside the orphanage. There are some children with disabilities who need special care. Volunteers are involved in organizing educational games, teaching English, providing one-one-one care and assisting with daily activities and chores.
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