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SAVE THE DATES!

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

2024

English Tutoring II Sold out!

January 28 - February 4, 2024 Sun/Sun

Construction & Cooking I

(Boise Sunrise Club)                 

February 18 -25, 2024 Sun/Sun

Rotary District Governors 

Rescheduled to 2026

Alaska (Private Week) Sold out!

March 17 – 24, 2024 Sun/Sun

Second Touch Soccer (Private Week)

March 24 – 30, 2024 Sun/Sat

Novato Rotary Club

April 7 – 14, 2024 Sun/Sun

English as a Second Language 1

July 7 – 14  2024 Sun/Sun

English as a Second Language II

Rescheduled to 2025

Swim & Back to School Sold out!

July 28 – August 4, 2024 Sun/Sun

Mexican Cooking & Celebrate Mexican Independence

September 11 – 18, 2024 Wed/Wed

 

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

Christmas Fiesta                      

December 8 – 15, 2024 Sun/Sun

2025

English Tutoring I
January 12 -19, 2025 Sun/Sun

English Tutoring II

January 19 – January 26, 2025 Sun/Sun


Literature & Culture 

Westminster Rotary Club host
February 2 -9, 2025 Sun/Sun


Your Rotary Club defines Theme
February 16 -23, 2025 Sun/Sun

 

Traditional Mexican Cooking
March 2 – 9, 2025 Sun/Sun

 

Community Service
March 16 - 23, 2025 Sun/Sun

 

Second Touch Soccer (Private Week)

March 23 – 29, 2025 Sun/Sat

Community & Culture Holy Week
April 13 – 20, 2025 Sun/Sun

 

Community & Culture Cinco de Mayo
May 4 - 11, 2025 Sun/Sun

 

English as a Second Language 1
July 6 - 13, 2025 Sun/Sun

 

English as a Second Language II
July 13 – July 20, 2025 Sun/Sun

 

Swim Week & Back to School
July 27 – August 3, 2025 Sun/Sun

 

Mexican Cooking & Mexican Independence Day
September 10 – 17, 2025 Wed/Wed

 

Literacy & Culture
October 5 – 12, 2025 Sun/Sun

 

Día de Los Muertos & Cooking
October 29 – November 5, 2025 Sun/Sun

 

Christmas Fiesta
December 7 – 14, 2025 Sun/Sun

2026  Dates are Coming Soon!


 

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! 

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. 

 

English T

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.

 

Community &

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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 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! 

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