TECHO Antofagasta

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TECHO Antofagasta

TECHO Antofagasta is an NGO in the north of Chile, striving to improve the living conditions of Chileans and immigrants, living in camps around the city, by mediation, education and construction projects.
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Volunteer In The Field

  • Urban Community Supporter

    Construction & Building 4-50 weeks field

    If you are in the field of architecture/urbanism, you can volunteer to develop projects that provide sustainable solutions to the living conditions of these camps.


  • Education Assistant

    Teaching & Education 4-50 weeks field

    You are working or studying in the field of education and want to volunteer in order to help TECHO organise educational workshops in diverse subjects for families and especially children of these camps.


They joined the movement

Anonymous
CHF 13000 .- donated

Contact

TECHO Antofagasta

Calle Catorce de Febrero 2929, Antofagasta, RegiĆ³n de Antofagasta, Chili

milko.zenteno@techo.org
http://www.techo.org/

Description of the project

The region of Antofagasta is the most expensive area in Chile because of the mining industry. The prices of accommodation, food and basic services are at the highest levels in the country. Out of the 620’000 habitants of Antofagasta, 20.7% live below the line of poverty, which is above the national average. Even worse than being poor, there are approximately 1’000 homeless people and almost 4’100 families liv-ing in camps in Antofagasta. In Chile, the social gap is so wide that people won´t even look in the eyes of someone who doesn’t come from the same neighbourhood.

Fundación Trascender is a Chilean organisation that strives to fight against poverty and social inequalities. In Antofagasta, Fundación Trascender is engaging profes-sionals to volunteer in social organisations, hence creating social interactions for those who often have been missing it for too long.

By working with many social organisations and by organising appropriate trainings and workshops, Fundación Trascender gives those people the dignity they deserve. The idea is to provide them with the tools to improve their own lives and to start caring about themselves and their families. They also encourage them to abandon drugs and the streets to find a job and, hopefully, a new meaning for their lives. In the Hogar de Cristo center, the homeless can find a bed, a shower and two meals a day. Furthermore, they can enjoy the company of other people and participate in the many educational workshops. Fundación Trascender helps Hogar de Cristo to work in a better way through their volunteers network.

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