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Carlos and his experience at the escuelita in Chiapas

Carlos and his experience at the escuelita in Chiapas

We share one of the first experiences in the little school in Chiapas with which we have begun to collaborate this year. We will be counting many more but for now you can get to know closely what collaboration is like in this small center.
Carlos spent almost a month enjoying this wonderful area of Mexico:
«The day to day has been very calm. Specifically, I would leave the hostel at 9 in the morning and in the company of one or more other volunteers I would take a van that would bring me to the beginning of the climb to the school and we would go house to house waking up the children and picking them up and all together. We would go up to the school, which we would arrive at around 10 or 10:30. 

At school We did activities with the children, we gave them elementary classes in writing, dictation, mathematics, etc., and we ended up playing a game all together. Around 2 or 2:30 p.m., we would go down with the children and leave each one at home. From that moment on we already had the afternoon free as well as the weekends that we took advantage of to get to know the city, go sightseeing, visit other towns, get to know the region, etc. All very pleasant.

The things that most I have liked this trip have been dealing with children and the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas. Your peace of mind and safety. The good relationship between all the volunteers has also been very important.

I remember with special affection that the children called me "old man", given my age. After many years I went to a demonstration again, this time in support of the teachers on strike. The implantation of the Zapatistas impressed me pleasantly and I did not expect it.

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