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Panzós, Alta Verapaz
All Year: 5 months
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 40818
Country: Guatemala

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Last Updated: November 11, 2019

We are a European-Guatemalan family living off agriculture in the Polochic Valley, Guatemala. We have a little primary school to the benefit of the indigenous communities living around the finca. For most of them it is the only way to access primary education. We have been working with one local teacher and tried to have always two volunteers helping him at school. There are currently 33 kids from 6 to 13 years old. The volunteers have to speak and write Spanish accurately as they're asked to teach the basic disciplines in Spanish. The school year begins in January and ends in October. Usually the volunteers stay half a year, either from January to late May or from June to October. Exceptionally we accept people for a shorter period of time if we have vacant posts. The place is really beautiful, in the middle of nowhere in the countryside. It's very tropical in terms of climate and culture. Geographically we are located at 50 km west from Lake Izabal and 100 km from Livingston on the Caribbean coast.

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