We are two Colombian friends , Victoria and Felipe, we are creating a recycling culture in the community of Urabà in Antioquia, the best corner of America for improving the environment. We are working with some local canners, surrounding areas and with local people. Our goal is teaching to local people how to recycle in the easier way, giving to them benefits and the opportunity to reduce their waste.
We are a young start up started five months ago trying to make the difference creating an ecologic community in this colombian area with no recycling awareness and with many needs.
We need your help to make this project bigger and to spread our idea educating and spreading the recycling culture.
Our mission is to exchange knowledge for recycling.
The place is located in a small village called Carepa, 5 hours away from Medellìn.
We are creating an ecologic community, be part of it!
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
You can learn everything about the recycling process and types of material.
You can learn or improve spanish language, about colombian culture and food.
This area is famous for the banana's fields, so you can discover more about the world behind this process and all the ways in which you can cook this fruit.
For this project we need:
-General help: classify and divide recycling materials
-Community manager and administration: developement of structure for our project.
-Artists: people that can work with every recycled material, create art classes for local communities and improve their creativity.
-Language practice: organize basic language class (1-2 days per month)
-Marketing face to face: spread the project in the surroundings
-Photos and videomaking
-Carpenter, welder and builder
In general, we need any kind of help: curious people that want to learn more about the recycling world and people that would like to make an impact in the community with any kind of skills.
Spanish, English, Italian
There are two private rooms in our house and a shared bathroom with other volunteers.
The house is in Carepa as the workplace.
Food is not included, the idea is to buy food and cook together (sharing the cost 50-50), a good way to share specialties of our countries! A good thing, Victoria has a farm where we take a lot lot of fruits, eggs and vegetables for free.
There is no internet in the house, but there are many places where you can get it (park with free wifi, in Victoria's mom house, at friends'...). And we have internet at the workplace.
By the way, we have 3 lovely cats...
Carepa is a small village part of Urabà where you can find restaurants, shops, a park and some places with free wifi.
During the weekend we can go swimming to the river, the nearest is half an hour far, we can go the caribbean sea, 45 minutes by bus, the beautiful Capurganà is 3 hours by boat (Panamà border) and you can share time with our families and our friends
You can meet the indigenous community Embera Katios and learn from them their native art.
We have a finca where you can try any kind of colombian fruits (avocado, mango, passion fruit, lulo ecc.).
You can reach Medellìn in half hour by plane or 7 hours by bus.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 15 hours a week (no food)