Help us teaching English to the local youth in the mountains of Nicaragua



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    Within the last 4 months we were renovating and painting a hostel in the community Venecia in Cantagallo which is located northeast of Condega. The hostel in that chilly mountain region is property of the local cooperative and once accommodated families from the hot pacific region and national student groups. Our plan is to reactivate the rural tourism in Venecia to create an income source. Most families live from agriculture, mainly coffee and other crops. Some families even produce their own organic fertilizer and organic insecticide to make sure that the soil and water won´t be contaminated. We want to strengthen this conscience about the environment with the local youth to make them think in a sustainable way and to worship the importance of a healthy nature. For the future we already have planned some reforestation activities. This is why we are looking for one or two volunteers (preferably a couple or friends) who help us creating some activities and workshops that treat environmental education. Also we would like you to give English classes that will help the local teenagers in their future, not only for being tour guides. Besides, if you have experience in vegetarian cooking, we would like you to teach some community members to broaden their cooking customs that normally consists of rice and beans while some vegetables could grow easily in their backyards.
    You are very welcome to share your creative ideas with us that could help the community (painting activities, music classes, sports events...)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • 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

    You will have the opportunity to get a close look into the everyday life of Nicaraguan families in the countryside. You will be surprised how fast the families will make you feel home and how they will care for you. Besides you will practice speaking Spanish all day long and you will have the opportunity to live in a beautiful mountainous region with great views. If you are interested, the community members can teach you everything about the revolutionary history as well as about their local agriculture.

  • Help


    We need one to two persons who can help us teaching English to some local teenagers, teaching vegetarian cooking to their parents and help us creating some activities treating environmental education for the local youth.
    Your Spanish should be at least intermediate and you should like the humble life of the countryside. You should be a communicative person and work independently.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    If you are a single person, you can choose between a private room in the hostel or at the home of one of the families. If you are a couple, you would stay at the hostel (since space at the families home is limited).
    You will be served 3 meals a day and get coffee all day long.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is one bus going to the next town Condega everyday at 8 am and 4:30 pm. The bus ride takes around 45 minutes.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 334168863375