Exchange your culture and help to get life skills learn and improve the life of indigenous children and youngsters
The goal of this project is to share culture with indigenous children and indigenous youngsters to get life skills and tools to improve life quality promoting respect and mutual learning and growth.
Volunteers with university students of Puebla will organize workshops of crafts, recycling, ornamental and botanical gardening, dance, painting, elaboration of international dishes, you will also help in the construction of gardens, put in practice the cultural exchange through the dance and language workshops, volunteers will help in cleaning activities and maintenance of the Houses of the Indigenous Children.
This project is the perfect opportunity to learn Spanish and some indigenous languages!.
Skills and Certifications
By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of Adaptability, Global Awareness, Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills.
Volunteers will be hosted in a private house with all facilities, kitchen, dining room, sleeping rooms, place to wash clothes and hot water, there are no beds so please bring an air mat and sleeping bag.
Zacapoaxtla is located in the northern part of the State of Puebla and it has 8062 inhabitants. Located 172 km from the capital of the state which is also called city of Puebla.
CLOSEST STATION: Bus station in Zaragoza, Puebla, México.
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport
OTHER POSSIBLE AIRPORTS: Puebla City International Airport
This camp is open for youngsters who have sensibility and open minded to emphasize about the situation and the realities of indigenous communities, the rural life conditions and be respectful for the indigenous culture and wisdom.
CAMP LANGUAGE: English (Spanish is appreciated!)
VEGETERIAN FOOD AVAILABLE: Yes
OPEN FOR FAMILIES: No
OPEN FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEERS: No
The camp is very close to wonderful places, you can visit archaeological sites such as Cuetzalan and Cantona as well as enjoy cultural diversity in museums and in magical villages and then ecotourism in marvelous caves and waterfalls, there will also be time to visit Puebla City, the capital of the state of Puebla and many more places.
Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner, does not receive financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge participation fee of 165.00 Euro, this fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities, this fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.
SPECIAL NOTES: For volunteers who are interested to learn Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts, it will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher are included. (Meals are not included).