Help our Intercultural NGO on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua with variety of tasks

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Nicaragua

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  • Description

    Description

    About us:

    We are a young non-profit Foundation looking to facilitate intercultural exchange and create an alternative to the culturally-poor globalisation currently underway around the planet.

    We are in the final steps of construction and are opening an intercultural centre in the small community of Tichana on the island of Ometepe, Nicaragua.

    We offer our home to promote interculturalism. We propose a new relation between humans, rich in diversity and consciousness, through workshops, classes and community interaction. You can learn about a socio-ecological balance living in bio-constructed cabins and learning organic gardening.

    We believe in the process of equality and exchange, where each and every one of us becomes richer through this interaction. If you have a passion, we want you to come to share it with the community and travellers passing by, and take away with you a new passion that enriches you.

    The Centre will help us direct this energy, through education and artistic expression, through workshops and classes of different themes.

    We are located on the south of the island, in Tichana, on the shores of the Lake, in a beautiful natural area. We have organic gardening, ecologically-sound cabins, surrounded by wonderful neighbors and children.

    We need solidary hands and friendly hearts to join us, so please do write to us for volunteering.


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    Sobre nosotros :



    Es una joven fundación sin animo de lucro que desea facilitar el acceso y el compartimiento de la cultura. 


    Estamos en los ultimos pasos de construcción y de planificación para abrir un centro intercultural en la pequeña comunidad de Tichana en la isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua.

    

Mientras tanto, ofrecemos nuestro espacio-hogar para promover la interculturalidad, proponemos un re-encuentro humano, rico en diversidad a través de talleres y clases. También podrás aprender sobre un equilibrio socio-ecologico viviendo en casas sanamente construidas y participando en una agricultura organica.



    Creemos en el proceso de igualdad y de intercambio, donde cada uno se vuelve mas rico a través de esta interacción, y apoyamos la integración y la convivencia con la comunidad. Si tienes una pasión, queremos que vengas a compartirla con la comunidad y los viajeros de pasaje, y que te llevas una pasión nueva que te enriquezca.

    

Una vez terminado, el centro nos ayudara a encausar esta energía, a través de la educación y la expresión artística, a través de talleres y clases de distintas temáticas. 



    Estamos ubicados en la pequeña comunidad de Tichaná, en la Isla de Ometepe, a la orilla del lago, en un hermoso espacio natural. Tenemos huertas orgánicas, estamos construyendo, nos rodean vecinos maravillosos y niños que nos entusiasman y motivan. 



    Necesitamos manos solidarias y corazones amigos que nos acompañen, así que pueden escribirnos para el voluntariado.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    As our project is based on community interaction, you can learn a variety of skills and share yours freely. So far, volunteers have taught languages, bio-dynamics, permaculture, carpentry, music, maths.., to name just a few. The local community is also very involved in the project. They can take you fishing on the lake in a handmade canoe, take you up the volcano to work on their crop fields, show you hidden petroglyphs in the area...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteering is a minimum stay of 5 days, working 5 hours a day 5 days a week. We offer breakfast and lunch and a place to sleep (camping, hammocks or lake house).

    We need help with: Kitchen, Vegetable plots and Gardens, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Construction and Community Interaction. We try to make things dynamic between them, so during your stay you may participate in all activities, but we also take into account your preferences.

    Kitchen: You can be in charge of preparing breakfast and lunch for the team that we are.

    Plots and Gardens: Organic gardening from seed to harvest including composting and spraying natural home-made pesticides. Here we also include the care of fruit trees, maintenance of ornamental plants and the nursery project.

    Maintenance: is the order, cleanliness and reparations of common areas of the land and the house in general.

    Production: to sustain the project, we have a small business of homemade products and craftsmanships, you can help in the preparation and sale of these products.

    Construction: Help with building but also carpentry and other utilitarian needs. Activities here depend on the projects that are underway.

    Community interaction: one of the core objectives of our project is the exchange of knowledge through intercultural activities with the community, so if you have a passion, in any area, we propose that you share it organizing a workshop that you believe nourishes and enriches us and the community.

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    El voluntariado consiste en una estancia minima de 5 días, 5 horas de trabajo diarias, 5 dias a la semana. Ofrecemos el desayuno y el almuerzo y un espacio para dormir (carpa, hamaca o casita).

    Tenemos varias áreas de trabajo:
    Cocina - Huerta y Jardines- Mantenimiento- Producción- Construcción - Interacción Comunitaria

    Intentamos que haya dinamismo entre ellas, es decir que durante tu estancia puedas participar en todas las actividades, pero también tomamos en cuenta tus preferencias:

    Cocina: puedes ser el encargado de preparar el desayuno y el almuerzo para el equipo que seamos.

    Huerta y Jardines: trabajar la tierra de forma ecológica desde la semilla a la cosecha pasando por el compostaje y la fumigación de pesticidas hechos naturalmente en casa. Aquí también incluimos el cuidado de los árboles frutales, el mantenimiento de las plantas ornamentales y el proyecto del viverito.

    Mantenimiento: consiste en el orden y la limpieza y la reparacion de los espacios comunes del terreno y los edificios en general.

    Producción: para sostener el proyecto tenemos una pequeña ventana de venta de productos de elaboración casera y artesanal, puedes ayudarnos en la preparación y venta de los mismos.

    Construcción: aquí no solo nos referimos a edificaciones, sino tambien a la construcción de moviliarios y utilitarios, las actividades dependen de los proyectos que esten en curso.

    Interacción Comunitaria: uno de los objetivos nucleares de nuestro proyecto es el intercambio de conocimientos y las actividades relacionadas con compartir con la comunidad desde la interculturalidad, por eso, si tienes una pasión, en cualquier área, te proponemos que la compartas organizando un taller que creas que nos nutre y enriquezca. Somos abiertos y esperamos muchas propuestas.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Language is culture and culture is language.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a small house, on 3/4 of a hectare of land.
    There is also room for tents and hammocks on the land and by the lake.

    We are on the lakefront, surrounded by nature, monkeys, squirrels and birds.
    We have electricity and the water is the purest you could hope for.
    For volunteers who stay long term (one month or more) we have a small cabin by the lake.
    No urban amenities, our place is rustic and harmonious with nature.

    NOTICE:
    Due to the fact that we are a non-profit organization, we ask short-term volunteers for a USD 2/day contribution to cover the cost of electricty, water and basic services. If you are able to stay with us for longer than a few weeks, this contribution becomes voluntary.
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    Tenemos una pequeña casita, en un terreno de 3/4 de hectaria.
    Hay espacio para tiendas de acampar y hamacas.

    Estamos a orillas del lago, rodeado de naturaleza, monos, tapires, ardillas y pájaros. Hay luz electrica y el agua es la mas pura que haya.
    Para los voluntarios que se quedan por largo plazo (un mes o mas) tenemos una pequeña cabaña a orillas del lago.
    No hay comodidades urbanas, nuestro lugar es rústico y armónico con la naturaleza.

    AVISO:
    Debido al hecho que somos una asociacion sin animo de lucro, pedimos a los voluntarios de corto plazo una contribucion diaria de USD 2 para cubrir los costos de la luz, el agua y otros servicios basicos. Si puedes quedarte con nosotros mas de unas semanas, esa contribucion se vuelve voluntaria.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From the house we are near the Volcan Maderas, the San Ramon waterfall and hot springs. 
Sometimes we are very busy with the project, the house, the garden, the land and building, so we can not always organize outings but we can give good advice and recommendations for exploring the island.


    The community's involvement in the project is phenomenal and few places offer such an authentic inmersion within a local culture.

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    Desde la casa estamos cerca del Volcan Maderas, la Casacada de San Ramon y las aguas termales.
A veces estamos bastante ocupados con el proyecto, la casa, la huerta, el terreno y la construcción, pero nos encanta compartir nuestro trabajo :) 
No siempre podemos organizar salidas, somos muy hogareños o muy ocupados, pero podemos dar buena orientación y recomendaciones para recorrer la isla.

    El involucramiento de la comunidad en el proyecto es fenomenal y pocos lugares ofrecen una autentica inmersion con la cultura local.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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    This host charges a fee

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    US$2 per day

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