Trabajo social con niños in Mexico
The largest country of Central America, Mexico is almost a magical and mystical world where nature and civilization are intertwined and where the past and the present coexist in a timeless enchanting way.
The Andes mountains were once peopled by the Mayan and Aztec empires and ancient ruins of their magnificent cities can be found all over this country, coexisting with urban colonial and modern architecture which are gracefully combined to create original, colourful and classy towns and villages.
Excellent weather, bewildering landscapes, exotic wildlife, delicious cuisine and warm and friendly people are just some of the many attractions that Mexico has to offer those tourists who choose this richly cultured and proud nation.
Merida is the capital city of the Yucatan peninsula region, located in the Mexican Gulf. It is a perfect example of the fascinating blend of nature and civilization and the old and the new.
Blessed with caribbean white sand beaches, ancient archaeological sites, beautiful colonial and modern buildings, a variety of restaurants, theaters and museums, it is also famous for its cathedral and Plaza Grande. Tourists who choose this amazing colonial city will find everything they can expect and much more.
CW works in tight cooperation with local organizations that are based in Merida and the Yucatan region and work in the areas of preservation and promotion of their natural landscapes and cultural inheritage. Projects based in this region include sea turtle protection, tourism, sustainable farming, education and marketing development among others.
What’s included in our fair-cost policy?
All our programs include a fixed price Registration Fee of US$249 and a Program Fee that varies according to the duration of the program and the services included.
The Registration Fee covers the costs of all that Connecting Worlds has to do in order to organise the experience in an efficient manner and offer each participant a quality program. These costs include marketing, staff salaries, travel costs of staff who visit and inspect each of the programs on offer and Connecting Worlds’ solidarity fund among others. We need this fee just to sustain the organization.
The Program Fee is the total cost of everything related to the services that the volunteer will be able to take advantage of upon arrival to the destination of their choice. For example, accommodation, meals, transfers, the donation made to the volunteer project, welcome orientation and constant 24/7 support. The payment for this fee goes directly to the country in which the volunteer will be stationed, directly benefiting the local community. It’s a fee which helps organisations that work in the country associated with the program at hand to move forwards with their projects and generate work opportunities for the local community.
Thanks to our fair-cost policy, the volunteer benefits from not having to pay high fees and our local partners benefit from being able to invest in their projects and keep things moving forwards. Connecting Worlds also benefits from keeping the costs of its programs as low as possible because we get the opportunity to support local communities and make a difference in our own small but important way.
Child Care program
This projects take place in a variety of placement located in the city as well as in the surrounding villages, so volunteers may need to travel some distances to reach their working placements. They include family crêches at children’s therapy centers, day care community centers and shelters for teenagers that have suffered some sort of domestic abuse.
Like in most developing countries, in Mexico underprivileged children depend on the support of non-governmental organizations and charitable institutions, often low funded and short of staff. So volunteers for this children projects are always welcome and highly appreciated.
As a volunteer you’ll be required to assist the local staff in a wide range of tasks that include day-to-day household activities, helping to feed and entertain young children, helping with educational and recreational activities, offering personalized attention to vulnerable children and teens, organizing and conducting lessons and practical skills activities such as handcrafts, music, sports and others. Any kind of quality time and stimulating activities devoted to these underprivileged kids will make an invaluable difference in their future prospects and will leave the volunteer’s heart filled with joy.
Working materials are often scarce and any contributions or creative initiative to make up for this lack is always very appreciated.
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*Please note: All Volunteer programs in México attract a refundable* Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee. A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment. You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor.
*The Maya Agriculture project has a one-off surcharge of US$65 to cover transport and materials.
*Please read our refund policy.
What do my fees pay for?
Registration Fee: Discounted program fees, Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, staff salary, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with participants.
Program Fee: An Internship placement according to your requirements, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 participant support and in-country administration costs.
What’s no included: Accommodation and meals at volunteer house, Airport Pick-up, Air tickets,International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation, Vaccinations, Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, Local travels and Personal expenses. Our participants in Mexico generally find USD 50 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.