Teacher/helper for Indigenous children at organic chocolate factory, eco-resort and farm in Barbosa, 1 hour from Medellin, Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!

    We are so many things, where to start? We are a small community of folks on a farm about an hour outside of Medellin. We have some Americans here, and a family from the Arhuaco tribe of the Sierra Nevada. Our farm is home to our small bean to bar organic chocolate factory. We are also sometimes a retreat center, the next retreat is in May.

    We need someone right now to help the kids. In the past, we had volunteers come to help the kids learn english, which we are still after, however, with the schools still closed, the kids are falling behind in their learning and we really need someone to help with homework and projects. The kids love learning and doing art. We are looking for someone with an educational background to work with the kids a couple hours a day on assignments, projects and english classes. Preferred candidate is female. CANDIDATE MUST SPEAK SPANISH.

    We prefer a long term commitment, minimum 3 months.

    The kids know some english, but aren't really confident in talking. Mom does not.

    The americans that live here, we travel a lot for work, so we may or may not be here. You should be comfortable speaking spanish, and also being on your own.

    Currently, there is a new one bedroom apartment for your use available. This may not be available at all times.

    We've had some great volunteers in the past from HelpX, and are so grateful for this exchange.

    The farm has a large garden for some of your food sometimes, we have chickens who lay eggs sometimes if they aren't being mommies, sometimes we can find where the ducks hide their eggs. We have natural spring water with alkaline filters, and all the modern appliances you may want like instantpots, airfryers, juicers. We have wifi. There is a swimming pool, and a river to swim in. We have dogs, ducks, geese, chickens, and swans. There are buses that pass right out front to take you to the small town of Barbosa for your basic needs, or to Medellin if you like. Its really wonderful here.

    We do make chocolate here and you are welcome to learn that, however those that work in chocolate only speak spanish.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    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
    Hospitality/Tourism
    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

    This is an excellent opportunity to learn about chocolate if you are interested, or learning about being more sustainable. This is not the place to go to if you are only looking to save money on accommodations for a week. We are a small community, and are happy to share our life with serious folks. This is not a party place, best for independent folks who like to spend time in nature.

  • Help

    Help

    We need someone right now to help the kids. In the past, we had volunteers come to help the kids learn english, which we are still after, however, with the schools still closed, the kids are falling behind in their learning and we really need someone to help with homework and projects. The kids love learning and doing art.

    We prefer a long term commitment. I will not accept inquires for less than one month.

    The kids know some english, but aren't really confident in talking. Mom does not.

    The americans that live here, we travel a lot for work, so we may or may not be here. You should be comfortable speaking spanish, and also being on your own.

    Currently, there is a new one bedroom apartment for your use available. This may not be available at all times.

    We've had some great volunteers in the past from HelpX, and are so grateful for this exchange.

    The farm has a large garden for some of your food sometimes, we have chickens who lay eggs sometimes if they aren't being mommies, sometimes we can find where the ducks hide their eggs. We have natural spring water with alkaline filters, and all the modern appliances you may want like instantpots, airfryers, juicers. We have wifi. There is a swimming pool, and a river to swim in. We have dogs, ducks, geese, chickens, and swans. There are buses that pass right out front to take you to the small town of Barbosa for your basic needs, or to Medellin if you like. Its really wonderful here.

    We do make chocolate here and you are welcome to learn that, however those that work in chocolate only speak spanish.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a swimming hole at the river and a great rock for sunning.

    There is a swimming pool, but we need to be respectful of guests that are paying to stay here. This applies to all the public areas.

    We have wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is lots of things to see in the area, coffee farms, sugar farms, waterfalls, nature hikes. Barbosa is a cute little pueblo with shopping and restaurants and bars.

    We are on a main road, there are buses that pass every hour or so to take you to barbosa where you can get a bus to Medellin. There is a small store and restaurant within walking distance.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have decent internet here, so you ar free to work on your things when not with the children.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (breakfast provided)









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