Las Colonias

Our NGOs CriSol and Ecolonias were born due to the need for social mediation, sanitary solutions, and environmental sustainability in Las Colonias, a suburb of Pereira. All of our projects aim to improve the quality of life of the community members by making them self-sufficient. Las Colonias consists of displaced people from all parts of Colombia, representing the 3 most traditional ethnic groups of Colombian people. Most of them live here because of the armed conflict, the lack of opportunities, and social inequality in Colombia. The CriSol Foundation, through different processes, provides comprehensive support to the community. The central axis of the CriSol Foundation is the Early Childhood Centre "RE+CREO", for fifty children from two to five years of age, where Project Pedagogy is used as a tool for profound change, where the voices of the children are heard, making them valid interlocutors, and which also allows the formation of critical, argumentative, sensitive, creative, spiritual human beings, as well as having training in English, arts and bird watching.

This is a very enriching experience that you should not miss. The people in Las Colonias are very friendly and really value international volunteers, even if you are not perfect in Spanish. You will have the opportunity to live with a local family and eat traditional Colombian meals with them. Your host family will welcome you with open arms and it will be an amazing way to learn/improve your Spanish. Las Colonias has a good atmosphere and is not too far from the main city of Pereira if you want some things to do during your free time or on weekends. You will feel at home from the first moment, not only in your new family but in the whole community. The tasks of volunteers are different, such as teaching English and French, supporting teachers in kindergarten, managing social networks, developing NGO websites and helping with recycling.


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Anfitrião & Equipe

5.0

Horas & Atividades

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Aprendizado & Diversão

5.0

Alemanha

5

¡Mi experiencia de voluntariado en Las Colonias fue excelente! Mi familia de acogida me recibió con los brazos abiertos. Me sentí en casa desde el primer momento, no solo en mi familia sino en la comunidad. Tuve varias tareas, como por ejemplo dar clases de inglés y francés, ayudar con las redes sociales y las páginas web de las ONG y ayudar con el reciclaje. ¡César y Marleni, los fundadores de las ONG son unos amores! Apoyan a la comunidad con todo su corazón. Es un honor haber formado parte de Las Colonias y volvería en cualquier momento :)

2 meses atrás

Reino Unido

5

A really lovely and amazing experience, the community of Las Colonias welcome you with open arms. The foundation is a wonderful thing and run by incredible people. You will stay with a local host family who treat you as their own, and it is an amazing way to learn/improve your Spanish. Couldn’t recommend this experience more. They really appreciate and value your help in any way possible.

2 meses atrás

Estados Unidos

5

This is a very enriching experience that you shouldn’t miss out on. The people in Las Colonias are very friendly and really value the international volunteers even if you’re not perfect in Spanish. You’ll have the chance to live with a local family and eat traditional Colombian meals with them. Las Colonias has a good vibe and is also not too far from the main city of Pereira if you want some things to do during your free time or on weekends. Highly recommend this during your time in Colombia!

3 meses atrás

Itália

5

I was in Las Colonias for a month and it was an incredible time. The people, despite the difficult time they went through, are incredibly friendly and generous. You are very appreciated as a helper and people are happy to spend time with you.
Furthermore, the leaders of Las Colonias are stunning people who you just have to get to know! The projects that Las Colonias has to offer are varied and interesting and there is something for everyone!
One must always be aware that no matter how long one participates in the project, one will always get more from Las Colonias than one can give!


4 meses atrás

Colômbia

5

Las colonias es una comunidad muy especial, a pesar de las muchas dificultades que han tenido han creado proyectos sostenibles para apoyar el desarrollo de todos allí.Cada familia tiene una historia única y dan lo mejor de ellos para que te sientas parte de todo.hicimos unos trabajos increíble con niños y con las madres.Mi host fue Luz y hasta el último segundo estuvo muy pendiente de todo.La fundación Crisol de la mano de César tiene muchas áreas para compartir y aprender en este Voluntariado.Las chicas de Ecolonias lideradas por Marlen son lo máximo, mujeres muy emprendedoras y dinámicas.

9 meses atrás


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