AQUEDUCT EL HOSPITAL 2

AQUEDUCT EL HOSPITAL 2

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Land
Mexico
Soort werk
Constructie, Cultuur, Restauratie
Projectduur
8 t/m 21 augustus
Aantal deelnemers
10 (5 mannen en 5 vrouwen)

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Werk

The volunteers will start with the preparation of the site for the restitution of one of the arches of the aqueduct, carrying out carpentry activities for the construction of the wooden truss using traditional methods without machines as well as the manual cleaning of the aqueduct, the elimination of joints in poor condition, masonry where lime will be used to prepare the mortar with cactus additive (mucilage) to fill the joints. They will also work on the careo of the stone in some parts of the aqueduct. Awareness activities will be carried out with the local population on the importance of protecting their cultural heritage. They will also organize recreational activities at the end of the day and there will be rest days where they can visit important sites in the region.

Accommodatie en maaltijden

The volunteers will be hosted in a house with all the services. Food will be prepared by the group by turns. Volunteers are required to bring a sleeping bag.

Locatie en vrije tijd

The aqueduct is located in a very historial municipality where volunteers will have the chance to see and visit several places such haciendas, spas, water springs, and other towns nearby.

Organisatie

Since 2019, work began on the enhancement and rescue of an old aqueduct located in the ejido of El Hospital in Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico. The haciendas had the objective of processing the cane and converting it into various products such as sugar, alcohol, etc. The former Hacienda de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción and its origins date back to the end of the 16th century. The hacienda was a sugar producer, it had an aqueduct, a mill, the chapel, the chacuaco, the purgares, the main house, the orchard and the perimeter fence. It is estimated that in 1625 the aqueduct was built to drive a hydraulic wheel for the use of the mill for the production of sugar. At the end of the 19th century, with the incursion of the railroad, the farm was modernized and in 1909 it reached its maximum production of sugar and honey. The beginning of the revolutionary movement of 1910 led to the ruin and destruction of most of the haciendas in the region. At the end of the Revolution, the hacienda lands were divided among the ejidos. This puts an end to the use for which the hacienda and its aqueduct were designated, and with it the production of sugar cane.

Vereisten

Interest in issues of cultural heritage and ease of adaptation to collective dynamics. Bring material from your country or state, as well as some traditional items to show the local people about your culture. Be open to learning and recognize the values of others and be willing to work in a team and community life.

Opmerkingen

This project has been implemented several times and it is creating a very good relation with the community.

Projectnaam

AQUEDUCT EL HOSPITAL 2

Projectcode

AMVIAC-12

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

8-8-2022

Einddatum

21-8-2022

Aantal vrijwilligers

10 (5 mannen en 5 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

$ 3500 (Mexicaanse peso)

Taal

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 295, exclusief € 50 studentenkorting.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van $ 3.500. (Ca. € 166)

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