Project DetailsCode: NAT-WC19-01
Start date: 06 Jul 2019
End date: 19 Jul 2019
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Theme: EDU, KIDS
Airport: Angel Albino Corzo
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99
DescriptionSince 6 years ago, Nataté International Volunteer make a call to interested volunteers to participate in our summer camp where, educational and recreational dynamics are fundamental axis of the project. The camp is located in the community of San José Ocotal, in the town of Teopisca, where most of the children do not have access to formal education, and that often help their families make small trading or domestic activities. The main objective of this camp is to give these children a chance to learn and have fun in a multicultural environment.
Work And Activities
Volunteers can be involved in the invitation of the group of children to participate in the camp, making it more attractive for them and parents to attend. Depending on the number and ages of the participants, groups can get organized to facilitate activities. Each camp has a main theme, during the camp, may carry extra activities as teaching other languages (words, songs, games ); artistic activities ( workshops masks , painting , macramé , music) ; recycling ( reusing waste to other objects as musical instruments ) ; games ( team , recreation , mental games) ; skills (construction, coordination), the final program of activities will be defined by the group before the start of the camp, without losing the line of the MAIN THEME.
Accommodation And FoodVolunteers will stay in a space destined by the center (it is important to bring with you Sleeping Bag) where the whole group will share the same space. They have access to all basic services including hot water. You do not have internet signal and in some areas you can get cell phone coverage. The project includes three meals a day in standard quantities (300 grams per serving), additional quantities of this should be covered by the volunteer. Any special dietary requirements should be informed before the start of volunteering.
PlaceThe project is in the town of Teopisca, at an altitude 1,780 meters above sea level and 40 minutes from the city of the charming town of San Cristobal de las Casas, which has kept its architecture colonial and Mexican flavor, while welcomes a mix of indigenous , national and international cultures. Similarly, it is a strategic starting point to tourist attractions like parks, lakes, Mayan archaeological sites, mangroves, waterfalls and beaches. For more information: www.vivesancristobal.com / www.visitmexico.com/en/san-cristobal-de-las-casas
RequirementsMust be over 18, being open to work and live with children in vulnerable situations (indigenous, with medium-high level of poverty ; show commitment , responsibility and readiness to adapt to the conditions of life during the two weeks of camp ; work in team ; sense of humor ; show commitment , maturity and availability to adapt to work with infants . Volunteers who wish to contact Nataté for early proposal; material and complementary activities may do so in order to make the experience more enriching.
LanguageAn basic level of Spanish is required. Volunteers who require to register for an intensive breeding program Spanish or some other international or indigenous Mayan language (before or after your project) in school La casa en el árbol Cultural Center is invited. For more information: www.lacasaenelarbol.org.mx
NotesParticipation fee: Nataté does not receive any funding from other institutions, requires that each volunteer pays a participation fee of 3,300 MXN, Once the volunteer participation is confirmed in the project, the volunteer will have to deposit $1,000 pesos MXN, this deposit will be the volunteer’s confirmation and the full amount has to be covered in the office of Nataté at the beginning of the project. Fee pays for; lodging, food and advice throughout volunteering and some materials.
BEFORE APPLYING. It is hot season and rain, it is important to bring repellent and clothing that covers most of your body, proper gear and remember an appropriate behavior in front of the children in a community, the place of accommodation is not comfortable, the space is shared and has no beds.
Closest Airport: Closest airport is “Angel Albino Corzo (TGZ)” located in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Consider that it is necessary to take a transport from the airport to San Cristobal de las Casas either taxi or bus.