We are helping Indigenous children to go to school or learn trade skills in Baja California, Mexico

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  • Last activity: 27/12/2022

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Buenas, thank you for visiting our site!

    Who are we? We are a Christian organization and registered in the USA as a non-profit organization which is empowering Indigenous Mexican children and adults through vocational training, general education and providing shelters for family’s and single mums. Our facility is about 4 hectares, the amount of families on our property is changing most of the time we are about 30 – 40 people. We do a lot of different projects, which are constantly changing or growing, depending on the needs and the donations. Here some examples of current projects or programs we want to start: starting to grow organic vegetables (the green house is finished), helping Oaxaca Indigenous Children to go to school educate people in various fields like car repairing, hairdresser and so one. Read more about that further down in the text.

    The first generation of kids is already young adults now and made their dream come true to become a pastor, nurse, teacher, business woman and man, farmer and so much more. Now it is time to work together with the next generation. As u can see Kevin started this a long time ago. He is originally from south Korea but moved to the US in 1974 (Philadelphia and Los Angeles. In 2001 Kevin came to Mexico as a Christian missionary and never left again. Since then our organization is growing with a lot of passion for education and awesome volunteers from all over the world.

    What do we need? At first someone who is a multi-tasking talent. Right now one person is doing coordination and administration alone. He is the brain and the heart behind everything. So we need someone how does the administration and coordination with him, like checking incoming bills, but also the coordination between different volunteers and projects. This position would help us to accept more volunteers. This means responsibility from the beginning of the application until the volunteers leave. As you can see it makes sense that we are looking for someone who is staying longer with us, at least for 6 month.

    What else do we need? English teachers for our kids and all kind of handicrafts for different projects from welding to carpentry and farming etc. Just tell us about your skills, I am really optimistic we find something. You have talents in arts and or sewing! Perfect we want to create some art on old LP disks and sew some clothes to make them capable for the summer! Do you know how to work on old cars (50, 60, 70 really retro and cool) or boats, send us a message!

    Where are we? The American boarder in San Diego is 5 hours to us by car. We are located in a small town close to the beach which is called Santa Maria in San Quintin, Baja California. The beach is about 10 minutes walking distance. In our village we have some small tiendas, where you can buy everything you need. If you want to buy a little bit more or stroll around the weekend market, you can take the public bus for 17 pesos to the next bigger town. The days here are mostly sunny and dry, in the winter it rains sometimes and the summer is not to hot.

    If you send us an application please let us know more about you. Minimum stay of one month. No Smoking, alcohol or other drugs as you are a role model for our kids. We live in a small village and a close community this is no place for partys. We will reply within one day.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    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

    You will be teaching kids & youth, as you teach can be learn Spanish, also we can teach Korean & English, also can be learn Oaxaca culture food & Korean food, special skill of old car (1960 & 70 ) restoring experience, also Building house( carpenter)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are helping Oaxaca indigenous children to go to school or
    sometimes teach them ourselves at our christian mission center.
    We need help everyday for a few hours to help the kids with their homework (English or Math.)
    If you can teach playing instruments like drums, guitar, piano , synthesizer, trumpet, (they will love you even more!!!). & Art & craft & swimming.

    We are teaching young man to learn skills like welding , mechanic, body shop, carpenter projects
    We do have a small workshop here.
    We are also restoring old american cars and teach the young man for the future to open their open shop in the hometown.

    Woman:hair cutting, bakery, sewing, general cooking

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Korean: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in a room with bunker beds or a single room with a 2 person bunk bed ( DEPENDS ON EACH TIME).
    If you come as a group or family, we have large rooms with bunk bed with warm or hot water shower,
    Sometimes the town doesn't have water, then we do not have water for the shower or the toilet,
    We have a large kitchen & diningroom,only lunch is provide by local food from our staff ( Mon ~ Fri) .
    We are in poor village, food and material is valuable (Do not waste)
    (WE ARE NOT A HOTE or MOTEL, do not expect hotel or motel service)
    You may have to buy your own food sometimes and cook yourself ( specially vegetarian)
    Free Internet is on our facility ,
    SMALL laundry machine is available.

    No animal, No Smoking, No alcohol, No Drugs, Please! Please !

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our facility is 500 M away from Beach ,15 min to walk , 5 mile long very quite fine sandy beach.
    When your on free time beach fishing, Boat fishing,
    suntanning at beach, beach camping ,also visit remote area sea lion cave,
    If your seafood lover then lot of fresh(HAVE TO CATCH) fish, clam , oyster (Oyster farm 30 min away),

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5-6 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 594618889218

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