- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : VIVE17.25
- Dispo : 4M / 4F (Total Part 8)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
Learning, helping and getting to know the culture of Mexico has never been so much fun! Project Nowadays urban development has caused a problem that requires attention, especially in the communities that surround the metropolis; it is in these places where lack of food supplies, disorganized suburban development and the lack of sustainable culture among population, have generated social and economic conflicts. With the help of volunteers who sign up to this project and the support of local volunteers that will work together on finding possible solutions for the communities that are located in Morelia’s city surroundings. The purpose of this project is to generate international cooperation and community development in the region of the “Valle de Morelia-Querendaro”, through the implementation of various activities that will promote environmental awareness and sustainable development.
The project activities will take place in different stages, first a basic training will be provided to volunteers in the following areas: 1. Home gardens. 2. Management and use of organic waste (composting, solid and liquid organic manure). 3. Ecological Pots among other ecotecnias. As a second step, different campaigns will be carried out in some surrounding communities (Tarimbaro, Alvaro Obregon, Cuitzillo) in which volunteers will promote among the community members, the use of tools through activities such as: 1. Creation of community gardens. 2. Preparation of compost. 3. Separation and waste management. 4. Recovery and embellishment of public spaces. 5. Reforestation, among ecotechniques. With this project local organizers also want to create an impact within a local university to coordinate the actions, therefore some of the activities will be undertaken for the benefit of the facilities of the campus: 1. Maintenance and embellishment of green areas. 2. Classification and marking signs of the vegetation from the university. 3. Recovery of common areas. Finally, volunteers will take part in activities that help them in their cultural development, where they will share their experiences, traditions and Mexican customs through various activities such as: 1. Creation of Handcrafted Catrinas. 2. Workshop of traditional Mexican dances (to be represented by the volunteers at the end of the workcamp). 3. Tour around the main touristic attractions that are close to the university (Archaeological Zone from Tzintzuntzan and Zirahuen’s lake). Skills and Certifications 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 diploma certifying these skills.
Volunteers will be hosted in a Youth Hostel in shared rooms, with all facilities at disposal WIFI, hot water, kitchen, showers
Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, in addition to being a beautiful city, it is the capital of Michoacan State, it is declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and hosts several cultural festivals (such as film, music, art). 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.