Country: Mexico, Zaire,
Type: Humanitarian & Community Development , Teaching & Education, Working with children,
Organisation: Volunteers for International Partnership
Cuadra Don Antonio, founded as a stable which main objective was the promotion of the care and respect of horses. Cuadra Don Antonio sponsors horse therapies for kids with special who come from a disadvantage background. Low income families can apply for the service, and under a means test scheme they receive the service almost for free. Special needs kids who live under the care of the state receive this therapy for free.
Three days a week volunteers might be helping in different stable chores such as horse grooming, horse exercising (ride, lunge), feeding animals, assisting vet checks up, muck stalls and supporting riding classes. Depending on the demand of the therapy sessions, volunteers might help with them also.
Saturdays and Sundays volunteers will support the Special Kids Therapy Sessions (it is easier for some families to transfer their kids in public buses over the weekends when there are less people traveling).
Volunteers do not need previous experience with horses or horse therapy, but they need to love working with animals and kids, and be patient! Volunteers have to be willing to learn and not be afraid of horses. A good knowledge of Spanish is a plus, but Basic Spanish is accepted. Participants will live in the same with a host family and will be driven everyday to the stable by the Project Coordinator.
PEI-PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS INTERCULTURALES, A.C.
Durango 243 int 503 y 504 Col. Roma,
Del Cuauhtemoc C.P. 06700, Mexico, D.F.
Telephone 1: 52 55 52 12 18 87
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