About the local hosting organizationTown hall of Atajate is the smallest municipality of Malaga, with less that 200 inhabitants. Located in a paradisaical environment, called Sierra de Ronda well know by its beautiful white villages. Population is made mainly by old people but there are also children that need contact with foreigners and activity.
About the volunteer workThe goal of the work is mainly to create and atmosphere of intercultural exchange and mutual understanding mainly with children and old people. It will be a great project for those interested in anthropology and education.During the morning you will prepare workshops in English with kids playing games and learning environment and values through the workshops volunteers have to prepare. During the afternoons you be encouraged to work and enjoy time with the old population. You will need some knowledge of Spanish, a lot of humor and patience but you will be able to enjoy the company of seniors.
Local accommodationAt the town hall, volunteers will have a space to stay. They will cook for themselves. On occasions they will cook veggies given by the locals from their family orchards.
About the project locationAtajate is a municipality in the province of Malaga in the autonomous community of Andalucia in southern Spain. It is located east of the province in the Genal Valley and is one of the towns that make up the region of the Serrania de Rond, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and great geographical diversity. Popular with walkers, birdwatchers, climbers and potholers. it contains both the Sierra de Grazalema - reputedly one of the wettest regions in Spain - and the Sierra de las Nieves. The central town of Ronda is the administrative headquarters, perched on a high plateau, with numerous small, pueblos blancos or white villages dotted around the surrounding countryside. There are limestone escarpments, cork forests and fields of wheat and sunflowers. Numerous small rivers cross the landscape. The climate is generally dry and hot in summer, with mild spring and autumn seasons. Winters can be very cold, particularly at night, and snow is not uncommon at the higher altitudes. Cloudless days in winter can be warm and bright and the light is considered to be good for photography and painting.Ornithologists value this area as a major migration route and some rare species can be seen.Easily to reach Ronda, and other famous towns as Sevilla and Granada, as well as the Mediterranean coast. The beauty of the place could be explored for weeks and weeks.
RequirementsPreferably some Spanish and capacity to integrate in the communty. It is a project for inmersion in teh culture of Spain and Andalucia