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The Dominican Foundation for blind people is a non-profit organization that was founded in Santiago in 1988. Its principal mission is to take care of persons with visual disability through integrative rehabilitation. The foundation runs a program for the urban zones in Santiago and also a community Program in the suburban and rural zones of the Northern Region. The foundation offers educational programs in different areas, assistance with transforming documents into the Braille-alphabet, free meals for blind people, provides audible educational material for schools and universities and runs many more programs to empower and integrate blind people.

Possible tasks of the volunteer are to give language courses to the blind people and staff of the foundation, take care of the schools’ vegetable garden, help in the computer science-center and participate in all activities they have.

The participant will get to know new  particular techniques about blind people and have the possibility not only to learn new skills but also to grow as a person.

Programma Details

  • Programma
    • Teaching
    • Volunteering
  • Plaats
  • Individueel programma of groepsprogramma
    Individueel
  • Highlights
    • Learn Spanish and get to know the Dominican Culture.
    • Learn ways to work with blind people and support them in their daily lifes.
    • Acquire new skills and make intercultural experiences that will help you in your future job life.
    • Empower the community while enjoying the beauty of the Dominican Republic.

Wat is inbegrepen

  • Gastgezin
  • 24/7 noodondersteuning
  • Maaltijden
  • Assistentie bij inschrijving
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Begeleiding
  • Oriëntatie voor vertrek
  • Oriëntaties tijdens je uitwisseling
  • Oriëntatie bij terugkeer
  • Onthaal op de luchthaven
  • Lokaal transport
  • Assistentie bij visa-aanvraag
  • Medische verzekering
  • Plaatsing in een vrijwilligersproject
  • Taallessen

Waar ben je zelf verantwoordelijk voor

  • Vlucht / internationaal transport
  • Kosten voor visa en paspoort
  • Inentingen