- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : VIVE17.02
- Dispo : 6M / 6F (Total Part 12)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
Discover the various expressions of arts, culture and sports of Mexico together with Mexican youngsters in a big festival! For 32 years the School of Bachelors of the State of Michoacán had been the organizer of the Academic, Cultural and Sports Festival in the city of Morelia. The goal is for young people to develop their skills through the various expressions of art, culture and sports that to improve the students’ graduation profile. Volunteers will participate in: productive projects, scientific dissemination of prototypes, environmental activities, poetry and storytelling workshops, painting workshops, photography, sculpture, dance, singing, theater, chess, beauty contest, athletics, and sports. More than 2 thousand local youngsters people participate in this wonderful festival!.
Volunteers will help to organize the logistics of the festival in cooperation with local coordinators, volunteers can choose among the different activities and disciplines activities are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Part of the work will be preparing the spaces where the activities will be carried out, provide materials, receive and organize the participating students, take photos of the event and assist in the awards ceremony. Volunteers will always have the support of a mentor specialized in the different disciplines, if you feel passion for the arts, technology, environment, sports and culture this festival is definitively for you. 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.
The camp will be organized at Morelia city, a very beautiful place and the state capital of Michoacan it’s a most dynamic and beautiful city, Morelia is an increasingly popular destination, and rightly so: the colonial heart of the city is so well preserved that it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1991, and its cathedral is not just gorgeous, it’s inspirational. Morelia, founded in 1541, was one of the first Spanish cities in Nueva España. The first viceroy, Antonio de Mendoza, named it Valladolid after the Spanish city and he encouraged Spanish nobility to move here with their families. In 1828, after Nueva España had become the Republic of Mexico, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of local hero José María Morelos y Pavón, a key figure in Mexico’s independence. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/western-central-highlands/morelia/introduction#ixzz4WVZJrpPP Read more: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/585/gallery/ You can walk in downtown which has many cultural activities and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments, for those looking to surround themselves by natural wonders, such as the Island of Janitzio or the ancient pyramids of Tzintzuntzan, the magical towns of Patzcuaro, Santa Clara del Cobre, and several ceremonial centers of the Mesoamerican pre-Hispanic culture.
The camp is open for young people who is interested in a diverse range of activities, active and who enjoy sharing culture and making new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to be active and working outdoors.
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.