Education and school reinforcement

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Promote the learning of children from Tlaxaca, Mexico, by giving classes, supporting local teachers in theirs, and giving individual reinforcement to students who need it This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
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Groups
This teaching project centers around accompanying the educational and training process of the community of the Simón Bolivar SC Science and Humanities Educational Center. Here, you will work with students aged 5 to 15 in activities that will help them strengthen their language proficiency, school performance, and social and cultural skills. 

In this project, volunteers focus in promoting the learning of children during classes and also after them, in an after school program open to those children who have difficulty learning. Here, we strive to create collaborative and situated work environment, with contexts and situations close to those of the children, so that we can more easily create meaningful learning. 

Volunteers may help by performing tasks such as: 
  • Support local teachers in English classes or other subjects where the volunteer feels ready to help.
  • Give support to students in their daily school tasks
  • Collaborate with recreational, sports, and cultural activities for the students
  • Give workshops on topics like human rights, equity, inclusion, and caring for the environment
  • Support the creative reading and writing workshop
  • Orient the parents and the guardians of the students at the school
  • Restore and give maintenance to school areas
  • Help organise activities such as community work, school festivals, and other projects with other local schools
And many other tasks that may arise depending on the specific needs of the school at the moment. 

Typical day

Volunteers work on weekdays (Monday through Friday) in two shifts: 
  • The morning shift, that lasts from 8:00 to 12:00
  • The afternoon shift, that lasts from 11:00 to 15:00
The project is located at a 20 minute distance by public transport from the place the volunteer shall be staying at. 
Volunteers also have to keep in mind that this project is created in synch with local schools, which means that the existence of additional extracurricular activities depends on school policies and student availability. 

Free-time activities

Mexico is a magic place, with a culture rich in traditions and festivals that you might be able to participate in during your stay. That heritage is very noticeable in Mexico's many historical sites, bustling cities, and other places that you cannot miss during your stay in the country. Mexico also has plenty of unique and astonishing nature sights you must see in person. Some of the places in Mexico that we recommend you visit are:

  • Ciudad de México: Mexico's capital and largest city, it has many places you can visit, such as a wide array of museums (most recommended are the Anthropology museum, the Modern Art museum, and the Soumaya museum), archaeological areas such as Teotihuacán and El Zócalo, historical buildings such as the ones in Xochimilco, Garibaldi, and Coyoacán, large parks, and even the Cineteca Nacional (where you can explore the national cinematic production, movies produced throughout Mexico's history). 
  • Tlaxcala and surroundings: The smallest state in Mexico, Tlaxcala is a place known for its large Nahua population, stunning archaeological sites, beautiful haciendas, and nature reserves. Some of the most beautiful places in this state are La Malinche, forests like the Sare firefly sanctuary, places like Va'Quirico and Trinidad, and also visiting during one of the many local festivities like the Día de los Muertos or the Great Tlaxcala Fair.
  • Puebla: This city has many interesting places to visit: the Zócalo, the small city of Cholula, many cafés and bars.. North from the city, there's the Northeast Sierra of Puebla, where you can visit towns such as Cuetzalan. Here, you can experience a more rural and natural way of living, filled with local indigenous cultural expressions and traditions. 
  • Cancún and Mayan riviera: An area with some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world, you could visit the island of Holbox (known for its bioluminescent plankton), the Playa del Carmen, the Isla Mujeres, Cenotes, and Cancún. There are also many historical sites and ruins you can visit in this area, such as Tulum and Playacar
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers must be committed, empathetic, enthusiastic, and willing to collaborate in tasks. Most importantly, they must be passionate about helping children learn.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
  • Pickup at the Puebla bus station  and transfer to your place of accommodation
  • Accommodation during your stay
  • Breakfast every day of your stay and lunch on weekdays
  • 24/7 support of the Adventure Volunteer team and local organization.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program.
  • Orientation in accommodation and volunteer area and induction to the program.
  • Certificate of weeks spent in your volunteering.
  • NGO receipt for your program fee.
  • Guide, advice and management in the choice of the program.
  • Volunteer T-shirt

Accommodation
During your time in the project, you will stay at a guesthouse in Acuitlapilco, Tlaxcala. Here you will sleep in a single or double bed in shared rooms. You will also be able to access things like a bathroom, a kitchen, a living room, a dining room, and a garden.
Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Breakfast every day of your stay and lunch on weekdays are included.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) in Mexico City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Mexico.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Mexico provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Mexico you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Mexico.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This project is done from the last week of August until the end of June; it's also open during a period that goes from mid July until mid August. The project is closed during national holidays, the last two weeks of December, and the first week of January. 
Volunteers may arrive on their day of the week of choice, although we'd recommend them to arrive on either a Friday, a Saturday, or a Sunday, as this makes their induction into the program significantly easier. 
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$532
5 weeks
$666
6 weeks
$799
7 weeks
$932
8 weeks
$1,065
9 weeks
$1,198
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,597
Average fees
$133 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Education and school reinforcement

Promote the learning of children from Tlaxaca, Mexico, by giving classes, supporting local teachers in theirs, and giving individual reinforcement to students who need it

$110/week

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