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Santiago Amoltepec
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 3
Category: Other
Host ID: 81851
Country: Mexico

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Last Updated: December 23, 2017

Teaching all sort of after-school activities for the youth (7-15) and any other interesting classes for the community such as music, english, cooking, gardening, eco-construction, carpentry or art in the remote rural community of Santiago Amoltepec in the idillic mountains of Sierra Sur in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Teaching both kids and adults in the community in any conceivable subject that can spark their interest in learning new skills and abilities.

**NOTE** Only Spanish spoken, a basic level is required to participate as a volunteer in this project.

Individual or shared rooms right in the center of town, with outdoors latrine and shower, free limited internet access.

Typical food arrangement is 08:00/09:00 am breakfast/early lunch, then 14:00 lunch and 19:00 dinner.

Maximum expected 3 teaching hours a day, 6 days a week

Direct minivan transport from Oaxaca is an adventure in its own -- 5 hours on asphalt then the last leg consists of magnificent mountain dirt-roads for another 3 hours (total one way cost: MXN $180).

Even more adventuresome is the chance to arrive by private jet from Oaxaca international airport in just 45 minutes one way (MXN $600), landing and taking-off on a mountain-top runway!

Lots of world-class mountain-hiking opportunities in the area, between 1-2 hours walk (one way) to nearby communities or summits.

Spectacular river 1-day trip down the valley to the Río Verde or Río Ciruelo, opportunity to explore some caves and historic sites.

Limited but free internet access.

Being part of a rural community with ancient traditions, sunday markets where all surrounding communities come together, regional costumes and celebrations, local gastronomy, music and in general their way of life in the mountains, the management of water, crops and animals.

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