Mexico | Sociaal en natuur
Samen met 13 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 13 dagen naar een sociaal en natuurproject.
Het project duurt van 11 t/m 24 juli.
The plan of activities are listed below; Week I 11/07: Arrival of the volunteers. Welcoming activities and orientation 12/07: 09:00 Activities with elders in the local retirement home 14:00 Lunch 16:00 Tour at the center of Queretaro 13/07: 09:00 Activity in collaboration with the municipality at a Children’s Home 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Muralism Workshop (graffiti) 14/07: 08:00 Preparing the terrain for forestation 11:00 Reforestation and intercultural activities with the university students 15/07: Discovering Queretaro 16/07: Designing murals at a park in the city 17/07: Integration meeting with the volunteers and the coordinators to share experiences/feedback regarding the project 18/07: 15:00 Farewell lunch 18:00 Travel to San Miguel de Allende 19:00 Arrival to San Miguel and welcoming activity Week II 19/07: 10:00 Presentation – How to do it San Miguel style? 11:00 Talk regarding the purpose of life 20/07: 10:00 Talent show by the participants at Angela Peralta Theater with the help of local students 21/07: 09:00 Restauration of a home of a family in need 22/07: 09:00 Breakfast 10:00 Discovering San Miguel de Allende 23/07: 09:00 Recording a video clip with local musicians 24/07: 12:00 Organizing an international barbecue with the volunteers and the Youth Council of the Exchange Agency 15:00 Farewell
Food and accommodation will be provided during the workcamp.
As the workcamp is organized in two different cities, you will have more chances to discover. Queretaro is a colonial city with an increasing youth population. Its historical center is full with pedestrian streets, gorgeous plazas and baroque style churches. The Spanish took control of the city in 1531 and designated it the “third city of New Spain”. It was here where the father’s of Mexico’s Independence Movement met in secret to discuss the overthrow of their Spanish rulers. San Miguel de Allende is one of the most popular towns in Mexico both among Mexicans and the foreigners. The town is a Unesco world Heritage site since 2008. It has a big expat community for that reason its colonial center is full with restaurants and bars. Despite being a small town, San Miguel has lots to offer and discover. To learn more about Queretaro and San Miguel de Allende, you can check the links below; https://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/northern-central-highlands/queretaro https://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/northern-central-highlands/san-miguel-de-allende Surrounding Queretaro, there are a series of beautiful small towns like Tequisquiapan and San Juan del Rio. This area is one of Mexico’s natural hot spring regions, which are a very popular attraction with locals and visitors. Not far from San Miguel de Allende there is the state capital Guanajuato. Travelling there is like stepping back in time; the city is remarkable and offers visitors an authentic colonial experience amidst one of the most picturesque colonial backdrops to be found anywhere in Mexico. Guanajuato is clean, tidy, and very safe. Its cobbled streets twist and turn, so just walking around is an adventure. The city’s maze-like layout often creates opportunities for serendipitous encounters, with visitors discovering things they had never planned to see, but are glad they did. To have more information regarding what to do in the states of Queretaro and Guanajuato, you can check the following links; https://www.mexperience.com/travel/colonial/guanajuato/ https://www.mexperience.com/travel/colonial/queretaro/
This is a very special project that will be organized in two different cities/states of Mexico. The first week the volunteers will be in the city of Queretaro and the second week will be organized in one of the most beautiful towns in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende. The project aims to motivate the young people to be more environment friendly, respect the green spaces and help their restauration. In addition, it will focus on improving the lives of people with less opportunities with youth action. If you are interested in meeting locals, discover new places, exchange life stories and leaving a mark in people´s lives, this project is for you!
Intercultural and Environmental Project in Two Cities
18 t/m 99 jaar