This is the second year RAG is running the Honduras project. You’ll spend a month working with the charity Football Action, whose main aim is to encourage children into education through the universal language of football.
Whilst out there Football Action will be supporting a Honduran based charity called Casa Alianza. The Honduras project has the potential to be RAG’s most flexible and interesting project, and the volunteers who go on it this year will truly feel that the trip can be tailored just for them. You’ll get the opportunity to spend time not only on the coast, but in the capital and rural areas of Honduras.
Casa Alianza work with street children in Honduras creating opportunities for them and helping them to overcome issues like abuse, drugs, and homelessness. The project will also include the regeneration of a playing field and delivering a sports education programme to as many as 400 children! In addition to this, the project will require you to work with local teachers, helpers and coaches to educate them in how they can use sport, in particular football, to aid the children in overcoming these issues and helping them get into education.
This project isn’t just about playing football, it wants to encourage a holistic learning through football; team building, personal skills, and most importantly developing a sense of well-being and how to live a healthy lifestyle are to name a few. Volunteers can be expected to provide a mix of coaching and teaching for the children, as well as provide support, council, and guidance for the children. The project is available for all Leeds students as training will be given, and of course, fun will be had!
Where? Honduras, Central America
When? Mid-June to Mid-July 2013 (exact dates tbc)
Fundraising Target? £600
Charity: Footbal Action
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Fee: £45
Registration Opens: 28/09/12, 09:00 - 05/11/12, 17:00
You must be a Leeds University Student to take part in this event.
You must be a Leeds University student to take part in this event. You must be a RAG member to sign up to this event. Membership is £12 and can be purchased on theLUU RAG Page. Fundraising amount must be raised by the fundraising deadline (tbc) in order for participants to take part. By purchasing this product you agree to abide by RAG’s rules and regulations and understand the terms and conditions of your registration. Please see attached form for further details: projectguidelines2013.pdf
NB. By registering for this project, you are not guaranteed a place. There are 25 places for the Honduras project. If the number of registrations exceeds the number of places, interviews will be conducted. Following the interview, if you are not offered a place your registration fee will be reimbursed.