|Mandate:||Tatamagouche Centre is a non-profit residential education and conference centre and registered charity owned by the United Church of Canada. It offers adult education and leadership training as well as consulting and facilitation services to youth groups, professional associations, health care and social service agencies, universities, church groups, cooperatives, First Nations organizations, labour unions and government departments. NGOs such as CUSO, Metropolitan Immigrant Services Association, Oxfam, Canada World Youth, the Coady International Institute and Canadian Crossroads International send staff, students and volunteers for training at Tatamagouche Centre. "Guatemala-Breaking the Silence," our human rights and community development program that began in 1988, is a core part of our international program.|
Tatamagouche Centre, Nova Scotia,
FAX: (902) 657-3445
|Please visit the website of the organization offering this internship to verify its application requirements prior to sending your resume.|
|Contact Person:||Kathryn Anderson|
|French Web Site:|
|English Web Site:||www.tatacentre.ca|
|City:||San Cristobal Totonicapan|
The Intern will work with the Pop Atz'iaq Women's Program which links
women, enterprise and education through offering a life-skills and
micro-enterprise support program with themes of planning, health, sustainable
agriculture, food and tourism.
Spanish study The Intern will study Spanish in an immersion program in Guatemala. Orientation The Intern will study in near-by Quetzaltenango, enabling her to visit the communities and the program office in the afternoons. She will be introduced to the participants and staff in the Women's Program, participate as an observer in staff meetings, and visit homes in the communities.
Work placement responsibilities The Intern will, with Women's Program staff members:
- Design and implement workshops that strengthen women's participation in all aspects of community life, such as: participation in political processes, income generation through agriculture, food products, and hospitality opportunities, health promotion
- Support the development of a self-sustaining revolving loan fund model with terms accessible and appropriate to increasing the viability and profitability of women's micro-enterprises
Re-entry Program It includes reflections on personal and professional learnings, evaluation of the Internship Program, career planning and job search training, a public presentation and media contacts.
|Host Organization:||Pop Atz’iaq Association (La Asociación Centro Cultural y Artesanal Pop Atz’iaq)|
|Host Organization Details:||Pop Atz’iaq’s mandate is to reduce family poverty and have a strategic impact on the next generation in Maya K’iche’ communities. It community economic development through developing fair trade relationships between women weavers and European organizations and more recently through women’s enterprise development. It uses as a guiding methodology the placement of women in primary leadership and participation roles. It also offers a unique educational support program that offers Mayan high school students both scholarships and after-school and holiday programs that enable students to maintain their Mayan culture.|