The volunteers will be working with the students from the institute of Tecnologico de Morelia with the following schedule (daily from 09:00 until 14:00);
3rd July: Arrival of the volunteers, welcoming activities and orientation, organization of the tasks
4th and 5th July: Training at the ecological ranch “La Planta” where they will be working with children and adolescents
6th July: Leisure activities for the weekend, visiting “Pueblos Magicos” (traditional ancient villages); Patzcuaro, Santa Clara del Cobre, Cuanajo
7th July: Free day
8th-12th July: Organizing workshops and lectures about entrepreneurship, life projects, prevention of bullying, environmental awareness and multiculturalism with the children and the adolescents from elementary and middle public schools
13th July: Leisure activity, cultural tour “Purepecha” (indigenous community), visiting the villages of Quiroga, Santa Fe de la Laguna and Tzintzuntzan
14th July: Free day
15th July: Reforestation of ecological reserve “Cerro del Punhuato”
16th July: Departure of the volunteers
Food and accommodation will be provided during the workcamp.
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.
Morelia is the state capital of Michoacan and it’s a dynamic and beautiful city. Also, 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. You can walk in downtown which has many cultural activities and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments.
To learn more about Morelia;
As it can be seen in the program, there are leisure time activities planned for the volunteers already. In addition to that the volunteers can spend time in the centre of Morelia.
In the state of Michoacan, the low level of education, the deficiency of environmental awareness and the lack of intercultural engagement have hindered the development of local economy. This situation affects all levels of the society. For that reason, the institute of Tecnologico de Morelia engages in the efforts of organizing activities with the international volunteers and their students to promote entrepreneurship, multiculturalism and create a global vision. The institute has developed a methodology which helps creating life projects for the youth. For that purpose they focus on the prevention of bullying, dropping out of school and early pregnancies. On the other hand, there are environmental problems that require immediate action such as extinction of certain species of trees and animals due to deforestation and habitat loss. These two aforementioned issues will be the main focus of the workcamp.
This camp is open for young motivated people who would like to help the development of local communities!