ARTS & CULTURE
TINGUA arts program was created with the goal of teaching a creative outlet to people most in need. It offers a platform to escape from reality and the hardships of everyday life. The program is widely viewed as a vehicle which keeps youth engaged when not in school and involving them in positive activities where they have the ability to practice freedom of expression, providing a creative avenue and connected to a vital cultural movement.
Art and creativity can make a real difference to people’s lives. By teaching youth creative skills and allowing them the freedom to express themselves, volunteers are imparting these youth with the skills to help them towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Art exposure can be instrumental in resolving conflicts, deterring problems with attendance and disruptive behavior, and building self-respect, resilience, empathy and collaborative skills.
You will be expected to use your own initiative to lead the teenagers in activities, but there will be support from the teachers in certain learning areas. Anyone who has good organizational skills and experience of managing group dynamics will be ideal for the project.
A basic knowledge of Spanish will be helpful however it is not essential. You will find that as long as you are enthusiastic and use your initiative you will be able to communicate with the teenagers and local staff.
“Art washes away from the soul the dusts of everyday life"