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Sustainable Building in Belize

Sustainable Building in Belize

Sustainable Building in Belize

Trip Details:

Operator:   Kaya Volunteer
Price From:  $2144
Ideal Age Range:  High School (15 to 18), 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Moderately Fit
Program duration:  2 weeks

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About this program

Volunteer in Central America and help to build a sustainable home for orphans in Belize using traditional methods. You will learn sustainable and local approaches, such as sandbag walls and reed composting. You and the local team will be helping orphans who are desperately trying to find somewhere to live after being referred to the project by police and social services. Support the establishment of this self-sustainable community farm dedicated to the promotion of self-reliance, harmonious living and, above all, providing a safe, stable and healthy home for abused and abandoned girls.

Itinerary

Volunteers will participate in construction initiatives to help create outbuildings and to support the farm development work. You will have the opportunity to assist in many aspects of construction and learn ecological architecture such as sandbag construction and feeder roads built with old tires. Your volunteer placement will also involve helping in the construction of waterless composting latrines and wood conservation stove and ovens. We are constantly working to develop the farm which will in the future, raise animals so you will also be involved in developing the areas to house the animals.

Country Fast Facts

Belize

Flag  Flag_of_Belize.svg
Continent: North America
Official Language(s) English
Capital: Belmopan
Population 368,310 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s) Humid Subtropical
Major Airport(s): Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)
Economic Driver(s): Agriculture, Energy, Transport, Tourism

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