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Saludos Amigos! We are looking forward to seeing you in Colima participating in one of our upcoming service weeks!  We hope to see your group of friends, family, fellow Rotarians, business family or just you joining other people who want to experience the magic of the Mexican culture and meet and play with the children served by Project Amigo!  Typically service weeks are Sunday to Sunday, we pick you up at the airport and then when you’re in Cofradia we take care of you as family.  Act today and reserve your spot as some weeks have limited number of slots available.  Registration fee is $1,200/per adult, children under 10 and under are our guests, children 11 to 17 are half price.  A $300 deposit will reserve your slot today. 

Do you have questions?  Reach out to Dora Zuñiga at 608-345-6769 or via email at dora@projectamigo.org or contact Alma Bayardo at bayardo@projectamigo.org.

Gracias, we can’t wait to see you!

Project Amigo Service Weeks

2022

Community & Culture                            

April 10 - 17, 2022 Sun/Sun

 

Spanish Language Introduction            

June 26 -July 3, 2022 Sun/Sun

 

Swim & Back to School Week                

July 24 - 31, 2022 Sun/Sun

 

Mexican Cooking                                     October 9 - October 16, 2022 Sun/Sun

 

Literacy & Culture                                   October 23 - 30, 2022 Sun/Sun

Dia de Los Muertos                              

October 29 - November 5, 2022 Sat/Sat

PA Board Meeting                                    

November 7 - 11, 2022 Mon to Fri

 

Christmas Fiesta                                     December 4 - 11, 2022 Sun/Sun

 

2023

English Tutoring I

January 8 - 15, 2023 Sun/Sun

English Tutoring II

January 22 -29 2023 Sun/Sun

Literacy & Culture/Beach Trip

February 5 - 12, 2023 Sun/Sun

Community & Culture/Construction 

March 12 - 19, 2023 Sun/Sun

 

Spanish Language Introduction  

June 25 – July 9, 2023 Sun/Sun
Two week class registration cost is $2,100

 

Swim & International Culture  

July 30 - August 6, 2023 Sun/Sun)

 

Mexican Cooking & Ecology

October 8 - 15, 2023 Sun/Sun

Dia de Los Muertos

October 29 to November4, 2023 Sun/Sun

PA Board Meeting                            

November 7 – 9, 2023 Tue/Thu

 

Christmas Fiesta            

December 3 - 10, 2023 Sun/Sun

2024

English Tutoring I

January 7 -14, 2024 Sun/Sun

English Tutoring II

January 21 - 28, 2024 Sun/Sun

Construction & Cooking I                 

February 18 -25, 2024 Sun/Sun

Construction & Cooking II

March 3 – 10, 2024 Sun/Sun

Spanish Immersion           

June 23 –July 4, 2024 Sun/Sun

 

Dia de Los Muertos & Cooking               October 27 – November 3, 2024 Sun/Sun

 

PA Board Meeting  

November 5 - November 7, 2024 Tue – Thu

 

Christmas Fiesta                      

December 1 – 8, 2024 Sun/Sun

 

English tutoring

Channel your inner teacher at Project Amigo next winter!

 

Each January we invite a group of our high school and university students to stay with us in Cofradia for a week of English language instruction.

 

You will work one-on-one with a bright and talented Project Amigo scholar supporting them as they learn and develop confidence in their English language abilities.

 

After school, hang out with the kids as we explore the local area and get to know more about this beautiful part of Mexico.

 

The course is designed by a professional ELL teacher and facilitated by Project Amigo approved Leaders.

 

The English Tutoring week is one of our most popular volunteer experiences and sells out fast. 

 

Community & Culture

Give the gift of literacy!

 

While it’s well known that Project Amigo provides scholarships to individual students, did you know we also work with whole schools in fostering a love of learning and promoting strong literacy skills?

 

You will help to organize, deliver and install mini-libraries in small, under-serviced, rural schools, work alongside kids as they read, engage one-on-one in literacy and art activities, and create memories with them that can last a lifetime.

 

Afternoons are spent immersing ourselves in the local culture and communities as we explore this hidden corner of Mexico.

 

 

Spanish Language & Colima Culture

Start the summer off right with a Spanish language and culture course at Project Amigo.

 

You’ll spend the mornings in class under the guidance of a professional and experienced Spanish teacher and in the afternoons you’ll head out to put your new Spanish skills to the test.

 

A Project Amigo scholar will be your personal tutor and guide as you learn more about the region’s language, culture, and communities.  

 

You’ll have a ton of fun, make new friends, and improve your language skills whatever your level. It’s a win-win!

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Swim week &

back to school

As we enter the hot days of summer, many of us take advantage of heading to a pool or beach to cool off.

 

Most of our students do not live near a beach or swimming pool. They have never had the opportunity to take lessons to learn how to be safe in the water.

Project Amigo hosts Swim Week to give the kids the opportunity to learn basic swimming skills in a safe environment.

As a volunteer, you will be led by a certified swim coach to help the students to learn the basic fundamentals of swimming. You will assist the students in the water while having fun with them.

Volunteers will also participate in Project Amigo's annual backpack distribution. You will help fill the backpacks with school supplies along side current Project Amigo becarios (scholarship recipients). Then you will participate and observe the backpack distribution ceremonies. This is a truly heart warming experience!

If you enjoy splashing around in the water while having fun with kids, consider registering for this fun in the sun week! It will be a wonderful and memorable experience! 

Environmental

week

Help spread the need for sustainability in the global environment. Children living in rural

Colima are immersed in a culture that grows tropical fruits, vegetables and coffee without

using chemicals, but only because that’s the way their culture has always done it.

 

Project Amigo provides scholarships to many individual students to further their educations, but we also work with those students and whole schools on improving living conditions, nutrition and

community programs. This is Project Amigo’s first Work Week with a focus on sustainability.

During this week, you will help to organize and implement new programs for the

communities that will teach the value and methods for recycling, reducing and reusing

materials. You will work alongside the children as they bring new ideas to their

communities.

 

Afternoons are spent immersing ourselves in the local activities such as visiting the mangroves, a turtle preserve and an organic banana grower as we explore this hidden corner of Mexico.

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 Mexican Cooking

 

Come and discover the flavors of Colima!

 

This week you will learn how to prepare typical Mexican dishes with one of the most recognized master chefs of the traditional Colima cuisine.

We will see the process of making fresh corn tortillas, we will visit coffee plantations and learn about its process, as well as a visit to the organic farm where we will obtain some of our ingredients.

We will learn about the variety of artisanal mezcals of Mexico and the difference between mezcal and tequila.

Come and join us for a week full of flavors and colors!

Christmas Fiesta

Be one of Santa’s little helpers this Christmas!

 

Each year Project Amigo students are invited to an enormous Christmas Fiesta.

 

Each child receives a new outfit, new shoes, and a gift--and is a special guest at the biggest, most fantastic Christmas Party ever. And you’re invited, too!

 

Project Amigo volunteers wrap gifts, put up decorations, stuff piñatas and play host alongside Santa.

 

The Christmas Fiesta is a highlight of the year for Project Amigo kids and the Work Week is ideal for volunteer families.

 

Your young kids or grandkids will have never seen a Christmas Party like it.

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Construction Week

Calling all hard workers! If you want to work hard to build for the kids this is the Work Week for you! You will definitely feel it at the end of the day but it's all for the kids and it's all good fun. 

Each construction week has a dedicated project for you!