Dette program tilbydes i samarbejde med AFS i Chile og nedenfor kan du læse deres beskrivelse af programmet:
Live in the land of Pablo Neruda, surrounded by nature at the heart of Mapuche culture, and become a volunteer in
Fundación Chol Chol. In this organization, you will work with local crafters and artists -especially women- from rural areas
in La Araucania region with a focus in fair trade and human development. You will learn about the rescue of ancestral
handcrafts techniques and materials. You will also be able to participate in the areas of business, marketing,
communications, trade, and design, among others.
Fundación Chol Chol’s mission is to empower regional artesan workers, focusing on increasing their visiblity and appreciation for their work. You will be helping them in their daily work of cultural promotion og La Araucanía, in promotion of the Fair Trade business, as well as promoting respect for cultures, and dignity of all men and women.
Mapuche is an indigenous culture of Chile, with a deep connection and respect for the nature reflected also in their name – “mapu” meaning “land” and “che” meaning “people”. They have a strong connection to their ancestors, spirits and elements of nature, that they have kept alive for centuries.
About this type of community service project:
When you choose an individual community service project, you commit yourself to getting to know the culture of the country where you are going to. Your work will take considerable time, but you will also have lots of time to explore the area around you, to meet with the locals, and get a deep sense of their values and way of living. Through being a volunteer abroad, you are allowing yourself to truly integrate, become a part of the local community and get a daily life that is very similar to the one of the local people around you.
When it comes to your area of volunteer work, there is a lot of possibilities to choose from. The description you read on our website is usually just an example, and rarely are two projects exactly the same. AFS is a big network with a lot of connections to schools, kindergartens, NGO’s. It is not one specific school or a kindergarten that AFS Colombia cooperates with, but rather many possibilities, and in fact all around the country. We are happy to receive your preferences, but we can also help you find the right placement, if you are not quite certain what you would like to work with, or where in the country you would like to live.
Your host family is one of the closest people you will have while on programme – they will be your family, they might take you to Sunday lunches with the grandmother, but also ask you to clean and cook, as they do. They might want to show you around their country and take you on trips, and they might also want you to come back home by 10 pm, if they ask the same of their children. You should expect that every host family is different and has their own rules and way of living. You can look forward to getting an intimate insight into a life, that might be so completely different from yours.
Besides from your host family, you will have a local contact person, who will be your support with anything that you would need, from practical questions and needs, to cultural tips and advice.
On this programme, you should expect to be surrounded by the locals, be that your host family, the collegues at your work or local contact person. During your stay, you might meet other international volunteers from time to time, but they might live in completely different cities.
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