Help us to improve the environment of our unique high school, with permaculture principles in Fusagasugá, Colombia



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  • Description


    Hello! My name is Sebastian! me and my family are worried about our country's quality education, that's why we are exploring new ways to teach. We own this school for more than 23 years. My two brothers and I studied there. We are pioneers in this city because of our education model, mixing customized classes, focus on culture and sports in a unique and natural environment in the limit of the city and the countryside. The area of the school is 28.000m2. For 2020 we hope to have more than 250 students of all ages, from preescolar to the last grade (before going to the university). The city is Fusagasugá (Fusa), a calm middel city of Colombia that is growing fast, the third largest city of Cundinamarca Department and one of the best to enjoy nature, agriculture and hide paradises. "Fusa" has almost all thermal floors, everything grows here and we have a perfect average temperature the whole year (between 15℃ and 23℃). We're 2.5 hours from Bogotá going to the south of Colombia. (direction towards Cali, Ibague, Coffee Axis, etc)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn:
    -Colombia’s Culture and history in a short time.
    -Improve your spanish with the teachers and the interactions with students.
    -Permaculture in an education context.
    -Plants and care of animals
    -How a private school works and how we need to change our system to answer the issues of the world.
    -How to manage a school with a big extension of land
    -If your interest is to get close to the classes, you’ll reinforce your skills as a speaker, delivering short talks and workshops to the students, helping our teachers in the process.
    -Use of tools, machines and building techniques
    -Bio-building, using the natural elements of the schools.
    -Testing our delicious food and snacks of the restaurant

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    The schools have lots of green space to experience and explore. We want to improve our environment with estetic, permaculture principes and natural sensibilization. The goal is to become a national reference in sustainable education while we bring the world to the students through your help. You’ll be helping in the General Director projects, such as teach about sustainable development in short periods of english classes, while you interact with the students and practice spanish; conceiving and creating structures like walls and hanging orchards, helping to plant fruit trees to make a forest food ecosystem , take advantage of the soil to generate food in every corner of the school. Help us to build another small projects in order to have a beautiful and functional space. The main space of the school is an old colonial house, we are in the process to restore the attic at 100% to use the space and conserve this architectonic heritage.

    Also one of our main interests is that you could have conversations in english with the students (in the lunch or in the student’s recess time) in order for them to practice and feel more confident having english talks. If your profile fits in education or simply if you want, you can help us to complement more english lessons with the class, connecting subjects such as environmental care, human rights and sustainable values. We seek to deliver a unique cultural exchange between you, the students, teachers and community.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You’ll stay in the school in a space prepared specially for you with
    bed, bathroom and near to the wifi. The idea is to have no more than two volunteers in a row. You’ll have full access to the kitchen when not in use by the cooking crew. You’ll have the ingredients for dinner. The breakfast and lunch will be prepared here by us in the week (Monday to Friday). The weekends, when the school is not working, you’ll have to cook for you, but we will give you all the ingredients and elements to cook in order for you to feel fine.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cause you’re in the school that is in Fusagasuga, you can just walk 10 minutes to the main road. You’re 20 min walking to the center. Here you can find all sorts of restaurants,bars, stores and green spaces and places to enjoy. Because you'll be living on the border between the town and countryside, you can also find natural landscapes and amazing hikings in any direction. A taxi until the place is about 2 USD. and in the row of the school there is a bus every 15 min.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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