Artesania Sorata Expands Creatively into the Community…..
Apart from the creative energy generated through our artisans at Artesania
Sorata, we also have found ways to reach out into the community. In 1992 we
founded "Amigos Del Hogar" a group of volunteers dedicated to helping disadvantaged children.
A creativity workshop was our first project at the State-run transitory children´s home, Hogar
Since its humble beginnings, we have helped hundreds of children to express
themselves creatively, raising self-esteem while having lots of fun. We provide
a workspace filled with art materials and volunteers to guide the children in
their activities. Over the years the program has expanded to also include
creativity programs at several other State homes helping children with family
problems, physical disabilities, legal problems, hearing loss and mental
In 2003 we created a hearing program that provides hearing aids and
transportation to a special needs school for children with hearing loss. In 2007
we began with volunteers at this school as well. Hearing professionals as well
as non-professionals are very welcome. Bolivian sign language classes can be
arranged upon arrival in La Paz for volunteers interested in this program.
Volunteers need to have a good knowledge of Spanish, although we can consider
receiving assistant volunteers who are learning Spanish.
For volunteering in any of these homes or at the deaf school, we need a
commitment of a minimum of 2 months. Volunteers who can offer more time will
find the experience very rewarding.
Please note that we do NOT charge any fees for volunteering in our projects.
If you would like to help the children with disabilities and family problems in Bolivia but cannor come to volunteer with us you can make a donation
using PayPal by pressing the "DONATE" button below.
For more information please click on
The Creativity Program or
The Hearing Program.