Street Outreach volunteers work in at least one of our markets with mostly pre-school children (aged 3-5 years). The volunteers gather the children from their stands, play, sing and lead an educational activity with them. Also they help them to wash their hands and brush their teeth.
In total about 20-30 volunteers (three “responsables” among them) work in this program together with two paid Ecuadorian street outreach workers. Furthermore there's one volunteer coordinator who's in charge of maintaining good communication between the volunteers and the staff. Each volunteer will have a one-on-one-meeting with the coordinator at least once a month.
Why is the Street Outreach Program so important?
Most of the kids spend the whole day with their working parents in the markets. Therefore they don't receive the attention nor the intellectual stimulation necessary to develop socially and mentally as fast as their non-working peers. The children work on their motor skills, learn the basics (colors, numbers, etc.), and develop good hygiene habits.
Jobs at the Street Outreach Program