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Leonardo Project in «Donkey Sanctuary Aruba»


the project Save the Donkeys (Salba nos Buriconan) was founded in 1997 as a non-profit and completely volunteer-run organisation. Though not originally native to the island, donkeys existed

here for five hundred years and were once the main mode of transportation. In the 1970’s, an illness left only 20 surviving wild donkeys. Today, thanks to a safe haven where they receive

• You should like taking care of animals (donkeys); • Be happy to work outside • Be flexible to try different activities. • Be sociable like meeting people

Sunday and Monday

Trainee profile

Tuesday to Saturday


food and water, shelter, quality medical care and lots of love, they number almost 100. This is an example of a Leonardo trainee weekly timetable:

Opportunities for Opportunities for vocational development Personal development

Clean the area Refresh the water Feed the donkeys

The trainee will acquire skills and knowledge about animal care, learning about safety and hygiene. Mathematical competence calculating feeds

Open-mindedness, new way of life, opportunity to develop socially

Sanctuary maintenance Restock shop

Take initiative, practical maintenance skills, DIY and joinery

Creativity, introducing new ideas

Assist vet visiting sanctuary

Advocacy, Experience to watch the vet working. Seeing what the vet prescribes as medicine and learning to administer it

Self-confidence, new practical skills

To promote the donkey sanctuary at special events

Participation and leadership skills

Communication , confidence & linguistic ability, spirit of creativity,

Tour guiding & write an article for website Deliver promotional leaflets to local hotels Deliver postcards to sell in local supermarkets

Self-confidence and communicating in a foreign Learning approaches to media language and mother and journalistic skills. tongue cultural immersion. Seeing wider Aruba

Freetime Social activities Local Tourism

Communication in mother tongue and foreign language Geography, flora and fauna of Aruba Communication

Leonardo project in «Donkey Sanctuary Aruba»


the hosting organisation

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Name: Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Website:

the project place Aruba Aruba is a 33 km-long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, located 27 km north of the coast of Venezuela and 130 km (approx.) east of Colombia. Aruba is one of the four constituent countries that


form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with the Netherlands, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten whose citizens share a single nationality: Dutch citizen. The sanctuary is near Santa Cruz, a beautiful tourist city. Aruba

The country Climate:

Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. Temperature varies little from 28 °C (82.4 °F), moderated by constant trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean. System of Government: Constitutional Monarchy Capital: Oranjestad Currency: Aruban Florin Official language: Dutch, Papiamento Time zone: -4 hours

The language A few words in Dutch: Ja Nee Hallo Totzienz Alstublieft Dank je, dankjewel

Yes No Hello Goodbye Please Thank you

contact: Long term coordinator email : Unit 28, 30-38 Dock Street Leeds, LS10 1JF, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0) 113 242 0888 Fax: +44 (0) 113 242 0999

Leonardo Aruba Animals  

Leonardo da Vinci Project by Everything is Possible, supported by ECORYS UK and the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission

Leonardo Aruba Animals  

Leonardo da Vinci Project by Everything is Possible, supported by ECORYS UK and the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission