On this gap year venture in Argenina you will be lending a hand to the Barracas Club, a sports venture set up by the local community for local teenagers and students. The club leaders are dedicated to improving the youngsters’ personal growth in various ways, mainly by offering them the opportunity to spend their free time off the streets and in valuable and structured sports and community classes.
The club is run by members from the villages and gets by with donations and fundraising activities.
You can help coach and train youth here in a variety of sports such as football, volleyball, hockey and basketball. These lessons take place in the club’s field and/or gymnasium in the late afternoons after school. The classes start from around 5 pm – 8 pm. You can expect approximately 15 students per class.
Please note that if you would like to teach a more unique sport not listed, you may need to bring sport equipment from your home country as we may not be able to find it here in Argentina.
In the mornings you will be helping teach basic English to local kids whose normal school classes take place in the afternoon. We recommend a conversational approach and using games, presentations and ice breakers to improve their speaking abilities.
We will also find time in your schedule to offer professional or practical lessons in various subjects such as art, cooking, photography, computer literacy, handicrafts etc.
The club may also need you help with some light renovation and construction or painting, depending on what is needed nearby. This is a great way for you to leave a physical mark on a growing community.
You will be working for around six hours a day and an example of a typical schedule would consist of breakfast then conducting an English lesson or a helping out with a construction project. After lunch there would be lesson preparations, then sports coaching, then a late dinner.
***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***