Code:EC-CHI- 11- 2019
Number of volunteers:6
The work in the Museum includes working with tools such as shovels, hoes and others, that means being ready to get dirty! The participants are going to support the families renovating and readjustment of the entrance, to repair the stairs of the pyramid- channel of water and the development of educational games for children about the art of weaving., The project is going carried out, with the help of the local community (families)
The Museo Viviente is a fascinating place. It is located in an old textile factory where from 1851 to 1998 (!) Members of the local indigenous group Kichwa had to work under terrible circumstances. In 2011, a group of Kichwa families managed to buy the place to create a cultural Centre including a museum of Kichwa culture and a space for cultural and social events and Kichwa language classes. The space has a lot of potential, but needs some help to be rebuilt.
Otavalo is a town two hours from the north of Quito by bus. It lays at the base of the volcano Imbabura and in its surroundings, you can find many beautiful lakes and waterfalls, possible destinations for excursions. The city is vibrating with energy and at the same time more relaxed and a lot safer than the metropolis Quito. Otavalo is an interesting place because of the significance of the indigenous culture with its festivities, clothes, handicrafts, music etc. As we are going to work in the museum, you are going to learn a lot about local culture. LEISURE Afternoons after work are free to do any kind of group activity such as sports, walking around, or simply enjoy the place.
We are going to sleep, work and eat in the museum. The museum is located in walking distance from the vivid city Centre of Otavalo with its famous indigenous handicrafts market.
MEETING POINT IN QUITO OR OTAVALO The 24th of November will be the meeting day LANGUAGE: SPANISH AND ENGLISH
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