We are a Project, an Alternative School, a Community. Our projcet was born in 2018. It's a pioneer project in the Azores, that essencially searches a social transformation through education.
It is a education system inspired by the Escola da Ponte in North of Portugal and the Âncora Project in Brasil.
Our community is formed by tutors, parents, school workers and supporters joined together to make this Project grow healthy and strong.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Eco Projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You can benefit from this exchange learning how a school is born and how a community works together to make it happen. You can learn about alternative methods of educating. You have the opportunity to develop your skills and learn other skills, from our big community.
This is a recent Project, and many things are still to do, to improve the physical infrastructures of the school, for example, we are planing on building a 50m2 wooden cabin for classes. So builders and carpenters are very welcome, specially during the months of July and August of 2019.
We are also open to host people who wants to work with our children, who can help with small art and eco projects that might come up (ideas are welcome). Our school is located in an organic Farm, so there are somethings you can do around to help with gardening and animal care.
The accomodation will be provided by members of the community depending on the availability of each one, according to the dates of the guests arrival. More details can be given once the community has the information about the gests coming. About food, lunch will be provided, during week days at the school. After shcool hours and weekends will be arranged between host and guest, that will be in contact as soon as it's confirmed the guests arrival.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided and arrranged by each host.
On your free time, there are many things to do on the island. Including tracking. thermal baths, swim in the ocean, whale watching, etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week