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Start date: Aug 1, 2012,

Approaching to the Millennium Development Goals, three Hungarian volunteers would go to Mexico for three different placements, pursuing the same goals. Two volunteers would accomplish an eleven-month service time period, and one volunteer would go for a six-month activity time. One of the former volunteers (11 month service time) would be a help hand at the Otomí community in San Mateo Capulhuac, by empowering the local inhabitants through training and productive projects such as organic agriculture, self employment and the promotion of respect for the environment. The volunteer would support the inclusion of the indigenous Otomí community into the social dynamics of San Mateo Calpulhuac so they can participate in the decision making process concerned with sustainable use of natural resources in their own community. The other volunteer (11 months) would go to Querétaro, where she would assist the work with disadvantageous rural and indigenous people in such way that she would take care of adult learners' children why they are trained. Apart from this, she could also help the youngsters' education by organizing workshops. El Puente, the local organization gives support to different sectors of the population; there are different workshops such as: nursing, carpentry and houses maintenance, youngsters that have already left an orphanage. The third volunteer (6 month) is supposed to help in the Botanic Garden, support the project when they receive group of children and explain them things about environment, flowers, herbs, etc. (location: San Andrés Cholula, Puebla). This volunteer expected to encourage the visitors to create living spaces in their homes, work places and schools for the sake of a sustainable future and human-ecology. The Ethno Botanical Garden’s mission is to share the knowledge about the importance of environment and different types of plants. Here, the community is learning and experiencing through contact with the natural environment.
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