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Social Activities and Education for Mentally Challenged Kids

Program Duration

7-12 Months


The volunteers for this project must be able to work and communicate well with children. Experience in speech therapy, social work, physiotherapy, specialized education, psychology, teaching, farming, nursing will be appreciated, although not strictly required.

The project is open to anyone who recognizes these special children and is devoted to their cause. We want to give the children all their rights: to be fed, dressed, educated, protected, and be well treated. There are nine centres in the country that take care of these children and protect them against ill-treatment, negligence and abuse. The centres send the children to school. As the children become teenagers, they are not able to follow the general education.

The volunteers will live with a host family which is an opportunity to learn about the local community, culture and language. Volunteers are expected to be sensitive to the local culture and make an effort to integrate into the community. So the most important qualities we are looking for are enthusiasm, flexibility and willingness to experience something completely new.


  • English

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Childcare & Children
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • Recreation
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Motivated to work voluntarily within an international team, tolerant, open-minded and cooperative person with adventurous spirit.

Age Range

19 and over

This Program is open to

American and Canadian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application