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Summer Mexico Community Service Program

Install a solar electric system at a school so students can use a computer

Install a solar electric system at a school so students can use a computer

This experience will provide high school and college students a dynamic program that helps to reduce poverty and to build environmentally sustainable-based economic programs that improve the lives of rural Mexican families. Each participant will work with local Mexican families and students to improve their housing, infrastructure and jobs.

You will be working with other Mexican students helping them to speak English while learning to speak Spanish. Under the expert guidance of your leaders, you will learn about building community projects that use innovative techniques to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels and learn how to use natural resources to create local jobs for community cooperatives that create a Future Without Poverty. You will learn about Mexican food and culture by total immersion from the time you arrive until you leave.

Program Details:

Location – Mazamitla in the state of Jalisco, Mexico

Facilities – The resident facilities of a local hotel, two persons to a room

Food – Local Mexican food

Transportation – Provided from and to Guadalajara Airport

Interpretation – Provided by the staff when needed

Work projects – Can include home building and repairs, farm work, solar installations, teaching English

Excursions – Hiking in the mountains, Community Festivals, Visiting an active volcano, Sea Turtle project, Mangrove swamp excursion, Pacific Ocean beach

What to bring – Personal items and passport and a limited amount of cash for personal purchases of food, beverages and souvenirs ( suggested $25 per week)

Duration – You can sign up for one to six weeks

Arrival and departure – All participants will be picked up at Guadalajara airport at 3:30 pm on day of arrival and be returned by 10 am on the day of departure. (please arrange your flights to fit this schedule) an additional fee will be charged for alternate arrival and departure times ($100 per person per trip)

Dates:
July 10th – July 17th:   Week 1

July 17th – July 24th:   Week 2

July 24th – July 31st:   Week 3

July 31st – August 7th: Week 4

August 7th – August 14th:   Week 5

August 14th – August 21st:  Week 6

Cost- The cost is $1,250 for the first week and $1,000 for each additional week per participant. Organizations and churches that want to book a group of at least 8 participants at a time can request the special group rate which is a significant savings over the individual rate. (This does not include airfare to Guadalajara)

For more information or to request an application form contact:
Syl Flores, Future Without Poverty, Syl@fwop.org

P.O. Box 73, Ripley Ohio 45167 – 9715

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