The state of Tlaxcala is a hidden gem located just two hours car-ride from Mexico City and thirty minutes from Puebla. The workcamp will be organized by the Youth Institute of the Municipality of Apizaco. Within the Municipality there are not enough outdoor recreation areas for recreational, social, cultural and sports activities.
With this project that has the objective to perform the rehabilitation and construction of the space called “Parque Anden”, which is generated for the recreation of the “Apizaquense” citizenship and generate what is known as a natural lung in the heart of the city of Apizaco, unique of its kind in the state.
The activities that will have place during the project are:
- Construction and rehabilitation of space.
- Re-afforestation of green areas.
- Support in environmental awareness programs.
- Space diffusion.
SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS
By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of Adaptability, Global Awareness, Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills.
Food and hosting will be provided during the workcamp.
Apizaco is located in the state of Tlaxcala and it is around half-hour away by car from the capital, Tlaxcala. The name of Apizaco comes from the local indigenous language of Nahuatl from the words "ATL" (water), "pitzāhuac" (thin, smooth), and the suffix "co" (local).
WHERE TO ARRIVE
CLOSEST STATION: Bus Station at Tlaxcala, Apizaco, Humantla (ATAH)
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport
OTHER POSSIBLE AIRPORTS: Puebla International Airport
CAMP LANGUAGE: English (Spanish is appreciated but not mandatory!)
VEGETERIAN FOOD AVAILABLE: Yes
OPEN FOR FAMILIES: No
OPEN FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEERS: No
During their free time, the volunteers can spend time in Tlaxcala which is the capital of the smallest state of Mexico. The state’s name is Tlaxcala as well. It has a small colonial downtown with a large student population, good restaurants, and cafes with a vibrant cultural life. As it is not far from the state of Mexico and Puebla, the volunteers can travel to both states by bus and discover the beautiful Mexico City and Puebla. To have more information about Tlaxcala;
There is no participation fee for this project.
SPECIAL NOTES: For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, a Spanish course will be organized in the city of Morelia, Michoacán before the start of each project. Total Cost: 120 Euros. It includes accommodation for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, Spanish classes with an experienced teacher for 15 hours, required materials to study and activities to practice Spanish. Only meals are not included. Please contact us at least two weeks before the start of the course for registration.