MEXICO THROUGH PHOTOS
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : VIVE17.01
- Dispo : 6M / 6F (Total Part 12)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
Change Prejudices and Create a Peace and Cooperation trough Arts! Vive Mexico has collaborated since many years with different institutions to promote peace. Understanding and cooperation, the objective of this project is to collaborate to improve the social image of Ciudad Juarez, that throughout the years has suffer from exploitation of media, in cooperation with the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez by realizing this project we wish to reflect the commitment of the community to seek to create opportunities and spaces where these false images of the City are eliminated.
The main task of the volunteers will be to create the "Multicultural World Mural" Volunteers will help to plan the details of the activities to create the Mural, such as: mural design, type of painting, amount of painting, etc. and then will help to create this landmark for the city to send a message to the world!. Volunteers will also be a fundamental actors to create a photographic production of Ciudad Juarez, take photographs around the city and then display them on an intercultural wall. By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of Adaptability, Global Awareness, Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills.
Volunteers will be hosted in a private house with all facilities, kitchen, dining room, sleeping rooms, place to wash clothes and hot water, there are no beds so please bring an air mat and sleeping bag.
Ciudad Juarez is situated at the north part of Chihuahua State, it is a city that has transformed itself to become safe; Juarez has suffered so much and been through so much pain, but the city is reviving: it’s a symbol of what can be done. There is no other place in the world that has managed to turn itself around so quickly. Ciudad Juarez, once plagued by drug gangs and violence, is now safer than many American cities and stood ready to welcome Pope Francis. Camp takes place in a place full of leisure possibilities! Visit a monument of more than 60 m high in the Mexican square, perform extreme sports in the Dunes of Samalayuca, meet the Museum of Cultures, Museum of Revolution and the Museum of Art, discover the pre-Hispanic culture in the Park "El Chamizal" admires the Caves “Name of God” and the famous Copper Canyon in the Sierra Tarahumara and many other places. Read more: https://www.bestday.com/Ciudad_Juarez/Attractions/ Read more: http://gobackpacking.com/things-to-do-juarez/
You have to be open-minded and ready to adapt to a different culture, enjoy art and be able to use it to transmit a message to the world! You need to be a person that can discover unappreciated cities, destinations, places and people that are normally overlook, discover the fun and beauty they have and to see beyond the “first cover” of the book; please consider that the work is based in arts and discover and transmit the real spirit of the people and things beyond the image created by massive media to sell news.
Vive Mexico was officially established in March 1997 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Mexican laws and authorities as a volunteerâ€™s organization.
Founded in 1994 and legally constituted in 1997, Vive Mexico was born as an initiative of students from the Economics Faculty at the Michoacan University. It is the first organization legally constituted in Mexico and had became the biggest organization in Latin America dedicated to promote international co-operation and the development of the International Voluntary Service Activities.
Vive Mexico has great experience in the development of international voluntary service projects in Mexico and Latin America. It had been coordinating short, medium and long term projects since 1994 as well as special co-operations between Mexico and more than 45 countries of the world.
It had also coordinated a wide variety of seminars and congresses as well as leader trainings to help in the creation of international initiatives to promote the International Voluntary Service in Mexico and Latin America.