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Workcamp in Mexico


Code of the project: 0409N-MX
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Nature of the project: Educational Activities and children Support
Starting & Ending Date: July 16 – August 06
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: $$

Project Highlights

GWC’s local Partner in Mexico organizes fun and educational activities during summer for children to have access to recreational leisure activities. The main focus of the workcamp would be “Violence Prevention” through various art activities, workshops, leisure and recreational activities that promote non-violence. Workshops are held in different poor neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city. The volunteers will participate in the planning of workshops for 4 days and implement it during the rest of the camp. The volunteers in this project will have to indulge in activities like interacting with children through games, songs, drawings and workshops etc., take care of them, play with them in the playground and involve in activities that makes these volunteers a role model for these kids. This is an emotionally fulfilling experience being with these loving kids. The kind interaction offered by the volunteers will keep these kids in good humor and cheers. Please come forward, join hands with GWC to make it another grand success by changing kid’s lives for better. Make memories of a lifetime!

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: Educational Activities & Children 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 (Educational Activities & Children 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.