RESTORATION EFFORT 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fees 350€ per week. Cultur week mandatory to start program (385€)
- Code : G/ARG/RE2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The Green Lion
Many of the villagers here need help with renovation and light construction. The little they earn goes towards their daily expenses, so it is common for their living quarters to be left in bad condition for long periods of time. This is especially the case with some of the homes belonging to refugees in the area. This situation extends to communal areas such as schools, churches, and clinics too. They are usually in need of more funding and their maintenance budget tends to be very small or not considered a priority. This is where we saw a way to help! By providing materials for repair, renovation and light construction, and using labour from our participants, we are able to assist the community. At the same time, we provide an opportunity for you to engage with the community and learn more about them firsthand, as you complete these construction tasks. It is a mutually beneficial exchange! Our project coordinator will find the most suitable and more urgent work needed for you. Usually this will mean housing renovation and light construction like painting. Other typical tasks could be repairing chairs, tables, building walls, toilets, tiling, roof repair etc. Tasks will depend on local conditions and what is needed at the time, but you can expect to be working 4-5 hours a day.
About the Accommodation This bustling guesthouse accommodation in Buenos Aires is known as “Casa Pichincha”, which in Spanish means “home”. The accommodation comprises of mostly dorm rooms, and each room is equipped with lockers, drawers and shelves as well as lockable doors. All bathrooms are shared but split by gender. All communal areas of the facility are cleaned daily and bedding is washed once a week. The accommodation is very secure with security cams 24/7, lockable buildings and rooms and a night security guard. For your relaxation there is also a dining room and lounge, equipped with TV and Wi-Fi. There is also table tennis and a patio for barbeques. Food Arrangements Only breakfast is provided as part of our service every day, and there is a kitchen here for you to store and prepare your own food for any further meals. There are various local eateries you can enjoy too!
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. As a top tourist destination, known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life, Buenos Aires has the highest concentration of theatres in the world. On top of this, Buenos Aires has great places for everyone to practice any kind of sport. It also acts as host to a number of high level sporting events in football and hockey each year, because of its world class stadium facilities.