The village of "Las Quebradas" is located very near of the middle size city of San Isidro del General, 6 kms away by a good road. Quebradas is located in the mountains, over 744 meters above the sea level, and it is part of the General´s Valley. This valley is surrounded by very high mountains, like El Cerro de la Muerte, to the north, with 3491 meters, and off course, we can find the highest peak of the whole country, El Cerro Chirripó, with more than 3820 meters (about 12000 feet). The weather of the region is very, very humid and it rains a lot during the rainy season (may to dec), however it could rain during the dry season too. (The rain in the area is about 3800 mm of precipitation per year). The temperatures are between 22C and 29C. The main economic activities are the agriculture (coffee, sugarcane, corn, beans, fruits y vegetables in general.
Probably "Las Quebradas" was funded with farmers of the area, who moved to the mountains to the north of San Isidro and established in the border of the river Quebradas. Right now and because of private and communal initiatives, Quebradas is preserving the high lands in those mountains to protect the river Quebradas, which by the way is supplying drinking water to Quebradas, San Isidro and other surrounded communities.
El Centro Biológico Las Quebradas - FUDEBIOL - and its Biological Reserve, are protecting the water source, plus the flora and fauna of the place.
During more than 15 years, ACI Costa Rica has cooperated with this placement, by sending international volunteers, young people who have shared with the locals and supported the Biological Centre and Natural Reserve of FEDEBIOL. The Reserve is located 3 km away from the centre of Quebradas (between 1000 y 2500 meters above the sea level). FUDEBIOL, a non-profit organization, created the reserve (on May 13th, 1989), as a real answer to the problems of deforestation in the area. The reserve has an environmental education centre, plus a lodge where the visitors (tourists, biologists and volunteers can stay).
The main objectives of the Reserve are:
-Conservation of the River Quebradas and the source of the water. -Development of an Environmental Education (Conscience).
-Creation of several ways of Sustainable Development, giving economical options to the community. -Finally, to be completely auto supported (financially), by eco tourist.
NOTE: San Isidro is the place, where the group will find the banks, internet cafes, super markets, hospitals and many other services.
The main tasks for Volunteers:
1-Maintenance of green areas and different facilities when it is needed.
2-Infra - structure project (to be confirmed a month before the starting date for the workcamp).
The work will depend on the needs at the moment, with this said, the project could be:
a-Painting of different areas.
b-Building sidewalks and/or trails.
Meeting Point and Time (very important to be on time that day)
FRIDAY, JULY 13th, 2018 AT 8AM / IN FRONT OF NATIONAL THEATRE IN SAN JOSÉ DOWN TOWN, BY THE MAIN ENTRANCE.
Lodging and Food during the Workcamp:
During Orientation Process (first 2 nights in San José): ACI Costa Rica will place the group of international volunteers in a Hostel located in San José, very closed from ACI Office. Lodging and food will be covered by ACI Costa Rica.
During the time in FUDEBIOL: Local Families will be more than happy to receive 15 international volunteers plus our ACI supervisor and leader of the group. Families will supply three meals a day, a room and all their care to the volunteers. Families may be included in some of the activities as well. Vegetarian food will be available.
• Basic knowledge of Spanish as foreign language
* 현장납부비용 : 190 EUR
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€190 is required for administration costs of ACI Costa Rica and the workcamp, it includes
-Lodging and food during the workcamp.
-Official Activities during the schedule of the workcamp.
-Guidance by a Group Supervisor of ACI during the workcamp.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.
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본 워크캠프 활동을 바탕으로 구체적인 참가동기, 관련 경험 등을 영문으로 작성한 지원동기서(Motivation Letter)를 신청서 작성 시 첨부해주시기 바랍니다.
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▶파일이름: 워크캠프 코드-영문이름(ML)
▶첨부방법: 신청서 상의 ATTACHING FILE에 첨부
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1) 지역 주민과의 교류에 관심이 많은 분
2) 오픈 마인드로 봉사활동에 적극적으로 참가가 가능한 분
3) 현장활동이 유동적이지만 유연하고 슬기롭게 대처 가능한 분
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