Type: Working with children,
Organisation: Travellers Worldwide
Secure your place on this project for just £99 Deposit - Limited Time Offer! Children from all over Ecuador end up in this public hospital with a range of short and long term medical conditions. You'll help to keep them cheerful and optimistic during their stay with games and other activities, as well as providing educational support to those who've been in hospital a long time. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of Ecuador's bravest children and put a smile back on their faces!
In this large, public hospital in Quito, medical treatment is given to children from all over Ecuador, many from the poorest families. There are many sick children, with a range of conditions - most are aged between 0 and 15. Their families often come with them, but due to space limitations, there's usually only room for one parent to stay.
Within the hospital, there is a centre for Children called "Ludoteca", which gives them space to heal from their injuries, and keeps them entertained during this time - which for many can be a lengthy process. Around 50 children each day visit this area of the hospital for recreational activities and games. For those children who cannot move or walk by themselves, activities are taken to them - usually this is done alongside another person from the hospital staff.
As well as going to "Ludoteca" to help with recreational activities and games, you'll pay particular attention to any children who have been in the hospital a long time. Often these children miss a large part of their school education, and so need help with basic tutoring and where possible, some English lessons. If you wish to, there will also be plenty of opportunities to interact in Spanish, with either the children or their parents. If there are any other educational activities you wish to work on with the children, please do not be afraid to ask your project coordinator. The hospital is grateful of any help you can give them!
Suite 2A, Caravelle House
17/19 Goring Road
Telephone 1: 441903502595
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