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Workcamp in Mexico


Code of the project: 0400N-MX
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Nature of the project: Construction and Agricultural Support
Starting & Ending Date: January 20 – February 03
Skills and Qualification: Non
Workcamps Cost: $$

Project Highlights

This project at Teopisca involves construction of training center and lodging center and activities like sowing and reforestation. The training center will help the local poor people to get training in various skills which are required to be self reliant. On the other hand the lodging center would be used to house future volunteers which will help in the continuity of the noble works and constructions needed for the training center´s development. The planning of all such activities is done as a team and is done according to the convenience of the volunteers to maximize the impact. GWC volunteers will also participate and involve in different activities like preparation of the space for the construction of the cabins for visitors and volunteers, cutting the plants, transferring of bricks and rocks, elaboration of adobes, which will be used in future constructions, preparing culturing beds for seeding of vegetables, and many other construction related activities. Join hands with GWC and help poor villagers live life with a smile and dignity and be the force behind the “Change”.

Important:
Typically you are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours a day; however if you wish to put in more working hours in the interest of needy you are welcome. A typical working day begins after breakfast and it is highly recommended that you work with other project closely to adjust better and maximize the impact. During working hours, you will have break time for lunch and a cup of tea.

Project ltinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport. From here you can take a taxi or travel by bus to San Cristóbal de las Casas. After reaching here, our local partner coordinator will be transferring you to teopisca which is about an hour away from San Cristóbal de las Casa, from here you will be transferred to your respective accommodation.

Day 2: You will be welcomed at GWC’s volunteer apartment, where you will be given a short introduction of GWC. You will also be introduced about the local people, local conditions, local language & culture, host family, safety & climate and social or political issues.

Day 3: You will leave for the project site where you will meet the local staff members and you will be introduced to the project and environment.

Day 4 – 8: Construction and Agricultural Support Project Starts (Refer project Highlights for details)

Day 9: This is the time to relax and refresh by taking a tour to village site, interact with locales, staff and your fellow volunteers. You will visit and explore various sightseeing spots and will get to have lots of fun. After dinner in the evening, you can have more fun when you join cultural program performed by local community people which is always a visual treat.

Day 10-12: Project work (Construction and Agricultural Support) continues.

Day 13: Visit and explore the beautiful historic places of the community along with the group of participants who are almost of your own age. This will also help you to share your new experience with each other.

Day 14: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end. This is a wonderful platform to the participants to recall and share important experiences and lessons learnt. During this, a short program of certificate distribution will also take place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure for their respective destinations.

Note:

  • Above is just a suggested, sample itinerary and might be changed by the country coordinator if and when required. However, you will receive the final work camp itinerary upon your arrival in the host country. The program coordinator will also provide you day-to-day work schedule before the work camp starts.
  • If any participant needs to reschedule their journey due to any unavoidable circumstances please do keep GWC informed. We will try to do the best suited arrangements. Since it will be difficult to make all arrangements for a single participant separately, it is highly recommended that you stick with the original plan.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

GWS partner organizations at Mexico will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in at the project. You will stay either with a host family, in a project hostel, in a dormitory or in a volunteer house and construction center/kind of dormitory. You will be served three meals per day. The breakfast and dinners have to be cooked by volunteers themselves however lunches will be organized in cafe. You are also welcome to get food from local restaurants or anywhere at your own expense. Even though everyday items are available in the host country at cheaper prices it is however requested to carry all the everyday items with you while travelling.
Volunteers traveling to host country are suggested to arrive one day before the start of program. The weekly work camp fee will cover expenses at beginning of the first day of the program (Refer to date in the table) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program and/or stay beyond the last day of the program, expenses will be the responsibility of the volunteer.

If you are delayed or miss your flight, it is highly recommended that you call our offices or your coordinator and make alternative arrangements with them. In the event that a volunteer gets lost, then we suggest them to go to the specific contact hotel (provided within the pre-departure package) using a pre-paid taxi service. There is an office offering pre-paid taxi services inside the airport. Please do not use outside taxies. Once participants make contact with GWC’s representative or in-country coordinator, they will then be transferred to GWC’s respective offices/hostel.