Help Indigenous Children, and learn the Indigenous Traditional Culture in San Cristobal, Mexico



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  • Description


    Here we are a non-government non-profit organization located in San Cristobal, Chiapas, helping indigenous children in the communities around Chiapas with basic education.
    we conserve the traditional culture, record the oral legends into storybooks and use the books we make to teach children in the communities how to read and write in Spanish. Here in our office, we are also building a museum part opening to the people to share the indigenous culture.

    Besides, giving education, recording stories, doing cultural events, setting up story museum, we also build the library in the communities and make the videos of story interviews in the communities.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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 offer a very basic breakfast a day, and one bed in the dormitory ( with the kitchen and hot water, 20 mins walking distance from the organization and both of them located in the center of San Cristobal)

    As our volunteers, we will take you to different communities where you can have the real indigenous cultural experience, know about their life, ceremony, history, issues, situation, textile and etc, and get deep into their culture. Meanwhile, we can offer you some free cultural events in our museum, and give you each storybook we make.

  • Help


    We need someone really calm, have different talents and want to make a difference, to help us to give the educational classes in the communities, to do the interview with the indigenous, record the traditional legends, draw the books, edit the videos, build up the library, help with the translation, stay in the office, offer the information in the museum, help us with some marketing stuff and our fundraising campaign.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish and English

  • Accommodation


    dormitory with hot water, internet and the kitchen that you can use.

    we will offer eggs, tortillas, fruits, cheese and coffee for breakfast.
    They are also what we can offer for lunch and dinner too if you don't mind. But here the food is really cheap too. Don't worry

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's a lot of things to do in San Cristobal.
    It's a cultural place full of all the events and activities.
    We can take you to do temazcal, pox tour, cultural events, live music, dancing classes, cooking workshops and different communities.
    Also, there's a lot of different tours, nature sights, ruins and the whole Chiapas waiting for you to discover.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 442363287182