Enhance the world for Mexican kids
Mexico - A Gem in Central America
Mexico is a real meeting-place of cultures; a modern, industrialised and well-educated country that's full of history. American, Spanish and Indian influences all come together to make it a fascinating place that mixes the developed and developing worlds: a stimulating cocktail of wealth and poverty, colour and vibrancy.
You’ll encounter mountains and volcanoes, deserts and beautiful beaches, ancient ruins and civilizations, and nearly 30 World Heritage Sites. In addition, it is one of the most diverse countries in the world in terms of biodiversity, with over 200,000 different species of flora and fauna. In summary, it’s a little slice of paradise.
This is a lively, fun-loving destination with a great social scene and you’re likely to make some local friends as many young Mexicans speak great English.
Varied regional cultures of dance, art, music and lifestyle, and a remarkable diversity of landscapes, all contribute to the countries’ endless charms. It truly is the place to experience it all!
Care In Mexico - An Inspirational and Rewarding Challenge
In Mexico, poor governance means that the country’s development is held back. Currently on the verge of breaking into the global economy, it is more important than ever for children (and adults) to learn basic skills and English to give them the greatest possible opportunities in the future.
The different care opportunities available all have their own characteristics and challenges. You can choose to care for children in schools, disability centres, day care centres and a rehabilitation centre for street children.
All the projects have the ultimate aim of bettering the day-to-day lives and future prospects of Mexico’s youngsters, in terms of social life and career opportunities.
Where are the projects based?
In either Guadalajara (population of 5 million) or in Ciudad Guzman, which is a small town just 90 minutes from Guadalajara.
Guadalajara is like many large European or North American cities and is where our in-country hosts are based in a popular cultural and artistic neighbourhood, close to the city centre.
Ciudad Guzman is a much smaller, more traditional Mexican town, under the shadow of the great Colima volcano.
Different Care Opportunities - tell us your preference.
Day care centres and nurseries
We need you to roll up your sleeves in Guadalajara to help with the littlies (0-5 years)! You’ll assist the nuns and workers wherever needed to keep the children happy and entertained, all while giving them a good educational start.
Care for the disabled
Nunutzi-kie is a school for children with disabilities (0-14 years) in Guadalajara. Providing primary education for children with mental and physical disabilities is crucial to give them the best possible start to life. Your contribution truly is indispensable!
Schools for the disadvantaged
Very poor children (6-14 years) in Guadalajara, who cannot go to a regular public school, are in desperate need of your companionship and support. Staying a month or more gives you the chance to run a workshop of dance, music, sports, English etc.
Supporting street children
MAMA A.C. (4-16 years) in Guadalajara is a private and non-profit institution focused on working with street children, assisting them with their homework and getting them involved in group games.
In addition, at a rehabilitation centre for street children (boys 10-15 years) in Cd.Guzman, you are needed to aid local social workers in their aim of getting kids off the street and back into society.
Typical Tasks in Care:
- Organising fun and educational games.
- Taking care of the youngsters.
- Teaching English (mainly very basic), reading, writing and more.
- Feeding babies and children with severe disabilities.
- Running fun, extra-curricular workshops on jewellery making, sports, dance, origami, baking and more.
- Conducting educational activities and simply offering companionship for disadvantaged children in their free-time.
- Helping in the kitchen and cleaning for schools and rehab centres.
- Sports, English and life skills lessons for kids on the streets.
Care internships in schools and day care centres generally work Monday to Friday from around 8am to 1pm with some optional afternoon activities.
You don’t need any previous experience to participate, but basic Spanish helps on some of the projects.
Interested in this; ready to enquire?
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