Help us by contributing to the improvement of the education of our people in our small local city, Hidalgo, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of four members. We live in Actopan, Hidalgo, which is a beautiful town, small, calm and yet vibrant, full of life and movement.

    We participate in a project, in which the main purpose is teaching people certain skills that could provide them a better life and future or even find a job in a particular area, for example: graphic design, video filming, screenwriting, photography, music, painting, hancrafting, dancing, etc.

    Our project offers a unique opportunity to get off the tourist trail and experience the real Mexico, as you’ll be fully immersed in a town with little-to-no international tourist traffic. We believe this is the best way to learn and understand a new culture and a new language.

    One of the best parts being here is the endless opportunities it offers to get to know and serve the students and the community of Actopan and sorrounding areas. This will give real satisfaction, and at the same time you will enjoy being here interacting with the local people.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a society full of traditions, you could experience how we celebrate the day of the death , the cry of independence, or assist to our local fair to give rendition to the god of the town. You could also try the real mexican food, like tacos, barbacoa, chiles en nogada, pastes or maybe wear a sarape while singing with mariachi!

    An Spanish as a foreign language class, will be taught to you, from monday to friday, 7.5 hours a week.

    We will offer the following awards to volunteers at the end (on request);
    1.Certificate of appreciation
    2. Certificate of volunteering
    3.Volunteering recommendation letter

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for travellers who can stay for a long period of time. (Minimum 2 months). We are looking for peole who can show true commitment to work ethics and social advocacy and whose main objective in life is to keep moving humanity forward.

    The idea is that you can help us by contributing to the improvement of the education of our people in our small local city,

    Volunteer teachers are required to prepare, and teach every lesson. A proposal of the course work and syllabus will be provided to you.

    Is your mother tongue english, french or russian? Do you know how to dance flamenco?, are you the descendant (figuratively speaking) of Monet and Picasso?, or even maybe Beethoven?, You are very welcomed to come here and teach a new skill to the eager students of Actopan!

    We also need some help to walk, run and play with our lovely dogs, Yaya and Ringo.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You would share a room with another workawayer. You can use the computer and get access to the internet. Toilet also would be shared.
    We are not smokers, but if you are, we invite you to do it in the garden, always maintaining order and cleanliness.

    We will provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can eat the same recipes we eat. Sometimes we will ask you to help us with the process of cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    El Chico National Park, a natural protected area in the State of Hidalgo, Tula, a mesoamerican archeological site and Grutas de tolantongo and xoxafi are near. Mexico City (with its inmense cultural offerings) is 2 hours by bus from our town. The central bus station is five minutes-walk , from there, it is possible to travel directly to other states such as mexico city, queretaro, san luis potosí and to arrive to the previously mentioned local sights.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Bryan, the fist volunteer that has ever joined to our young project. In this picture he is waiting for the bus to go to México City, and to later take a flight to his home country, USA.
Vasan, the first Malaysian volunteer that has come to our center. The day this picture was taken, everyone in the team participated in the recording of a video , saying cheerfuly: Selamat Hari Merdeka!, to celebrate the independence of Malaysia .


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