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Wally is a master mechanic, inventor and electronic wizard. Amaranth is an artist and practices homeopathic medicine on friends, neighbors and dogs. We're in our 60's and share a lifetime commitment to living gently on the earth.
The school is held in a cultural center of a small fishing village on the Pacific coast of Nayarit, Mexico. There are many things to enjoy here: surfing, seafood, hiking in the mountains, bird watching and more.
Looking for enthusiastic Spanish speakers to teach 5 days of summer school to 130 children ages 6 to 12.
Summer school is July 29- Aug 2
In a nutshell, the theme is Yo soy Nayarita - it's a wild ride of the history of Nayarit featuring a few of its heroes, also to engage the children as to what makes a hero and what kind of hero are you? The goal is to nurture a love for where one lives and a response that merges with their uniqueness so that they will grow and embrace their home with purpose and pride. Teaching using art in the classroom is the mode, but genuine enthusiasm is the magnet. Videos may be used or made together as a project. School is from 9-12 in the morning, Monday thru Friday with a closing ceremony Friday evening which is a presentation to the families and community of the lessons learned during the week. Drug prevention and yoga is also a part of the curriculum. Bring the gift of yourself to engage the children.
English and Spanish
You will share a small house with 1 or 2 other volunteers with comfortable bed, bathroom with hot shower, internet in walking distance to the beach. You will have a kitchen with food for breakfast. A main midday meal after school will be provided.
We have lived in Mexico for 15 years raising many varieties of tropical fruits organically. We are active in community service, in particular our local farmer's market and a monthly spay and neuter clinic offering free sterilization services for cats and dogs. Our farm is also a hospice and refuge to animals - currently caring for 16 dogs. We used to be a WWOOF host farm, hosting more than 150 volunteers over 6 years from Japan, Europe, Canada, Australia and the US.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
3-5 per day, 5 days per week