1. General Coordinator of the Program
Gisella Gálvez Duharte
2. Executive Committee
This committee meets regularly to supervise and take decisions concerning the development of the program. It is integrated by the following persons:
Gisella Galvez Duharte
Coordinator of the Pedagogic Area
Carla Cavassa Canessa
Socio-Emotional Area Coordinator
Malili Montalbetti Solari
Image and Fundraising Activities Coordinator
Marisol Labarthe de Stiglich
Amalia Marchini Edwards
3. Classroom General Coordinators
The classroom general coordinators attend the health center where they offer their services daily, and they are in charge of coordinating and supervising all the pedagogic and recreational activities in their classroom, as well as keeping the material necessary for the fine performance of the program. They meet periodically with the coordinators of the different shifts to analyze and review the events in the classroom. They are:
Milagros Zavala de Herrera
General Coordinator INEN
Marta Chaves Bellido
General Coordinator of Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (The Children Hospital)
4. Shift Coordinators
Each shift, morning as well as afternoon, is in charge of a coordinator. She prepares the material that will be used by the educative assistants, distributes the work and supervises its performance. At the end of the shift, the coordinator does the closing, where every educational assistant exposes the work done by the children patients as well as any other event during the day. Likewise, she sends a report via e-mail to the general coordinator and to the shift coordinators informing on the progress and emotional disposition of each child, as well as any other incident during the day she considers to be important. In this way the coordinator of the following shift will be informed when she arrives in the classroom. The shift coordinators are voluntaries, being most of them founders of the program.
5. Educational Assistants (EA)
Educational Assistants are volunteers from different sexes, different religions, professions, age, and social levels- directed and supervised by their shift coordinators. They take care of the children assigned to them by the shift coordinator. At the end of their shift they fill an observations form per child describing their performance and their emotional disposition during the day, in order for next days’ EA to be informed at his or her arrival in class.
6. Support volunteers
Aprendo Contigo has agreements with several universities that send their education students to do their internships in our classrooms.
We also count with different educational institutions that have a program of temporary volunteering with us.
Aprendo Contigo counts with a corporate volunteers program that offers the companies the chance to have their employees doing a volunteer service in our program.
Aprendo Contigo has agreements with organizations that provide temporary foreign volunteers such as: Nexos Voluntarios, and the David Rockefeller Center, Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard College.
Likewise, it receives previously evaluated independent foreign volunteers.
Aprendo Contigo counts with graphic designers who give support designing the products for the Christmas campaign, using the drawings the children make during the development of the program.
Aprendo Contigo counts with a network of external volunteers who serve every year from their work centers, disseminating the Christmas campaign, helping in the sales and distribution of the products through e-mail, as well as collecting funds, preparing the materials for handcrafts, and in the organization of excursions and parties for the children etc.