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Workcamp in Mexico


Code of the project: 0403N-MX
Social

Nature of the project: Environmental Conservation and Social Work
Starting & Ending Date: June 19 – July 02
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: $$

Project Highlights

The region at the project is blessed with flora and fauna that remains the focus at this project. GWC volunteers will continue with the work passed on by the previous team that includes activities like making a fence, build tanks to harvest rainwater, make green house and help locals in with organized garbage collection. The volunteers will also create awareness among the local people on environmental conservation including the upcoming botanical garden. Among other activities volunteers will help with renovation work like building stairs and making bricks with locally available soil. Volunteers may also take a break from charity and visit some nearby attractions towards the end of this project to have some relaxing fun moments. Join hands with GWC and generously contribute in the upkeep of the environment of the region which is the lifeline of these poor people.

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: Environmental Conservation and Social Work 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 (Environmental Conservation and Social Work) 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.