Mexico Earthquake Recovery Volunteering

Company : All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response
Duration: < 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 0 to 0 $ Dollars (US)

On September 7, 2017, one of the most lethal earthquakes in Mexican history, an alarming 8.2 magnitude quake, shuddered near the southern state of Chiapa. 

Only 12 days later and a few hundred miles away, a 7.1 magnitude quake rocked central Mexico, toppling buildings, breaking gas mains, knocking out electricity and sparking fires across the city and other towns in central Mexico. 

We have identified one of the hardest hit communities, the small village of El Jicarero, who lost their school and the opportunity to build a brighter future for their children through education. Now our team is on the ground and partnering with Happy Hearts Fund Mexico to reconstruct the Narciso Mendoza Primary school, which will include 6 new classrooms, water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and a computer lab, alongside landscaping and fencing for the school. The new classrooms will enable at least 400 children to go back to school over the next 10 years. Upon completion, this will be our ninth disaster resilient school rebuilt in Mexico.

 

Requirements

We cannot accept volunteers under the age of 16. 16 and 17 year olds are able to Day Volunteer with us but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Volunteers 18+ can stay on our base as Residential Volunteers.

 

We Provide:

1. three simple meals on work days; 2. basic accommodation; 3. All the necessary support and logistics for you to have a positive and productive volunteer experience.

 

You must cover the cost of:

1. travel to and from the program; 2. meals on your days off; 3. costs associated with any breaks.

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