We are a group of students from Credo High School who will be going to Oaxaca, Mexico with our Spanish teacher and chaperones for 10 days in June to volunteer at the local organization, Oaxaca Street Children (https://oaxacastreetchildren.org/). For many of us, this will be our first time in a Spanish-speaking country and an exciting opportunity not only to practice our language skills but also to be of service in a meaningful way to children who come from impoverished backgrounds and have not had the same access to education that we do.
While in Oaxaca we will be volunteering at Casa Emilie, one of the program centers for the Oaxaca Street Children (OSC) Organization. We will be helping cook a daily meal for the children that receive the educational services from OSC and their families every afternoon, sharing the meal with them and then participating in cultural and educational workshops with the children. The ongoing workshops that we will be assisting with, are art and baking, and they have requested that we do a cultural exchange with their students, bringing them some of the stories and typical dishes from our culture to share with them. It promises to be lots of fun!
We are super excited about this wonderful opportunity to not only explore one of the most beautiful parts of Mexico, practice our Spanish and be in a different culture but also meet other young people in Mexico and enjoy a purposeful exchange with them.
We are looking forward to traveling from June 6-16th, 2023 and are hard at work fundraising so that all of us that need it can have our trip costs covered. These include airfare, travel insurance, room and board in Oaxaca, local transportation and a modest donation to the Oaxaca Street Children Organization. Some of us need partial funding and some full and so we're reaching out to our broader community for support to make this dream come true for each and every one of us that is committed to going to Oaxaca, regardless of our family's ability to pay for the trip.
Please support our efforts to make this community service trip to Oaxaca a reality for all of us that would like to participate. Whether you can donate $5 or $200, every bit helps and we greatly appreciate it!
Thank you so much for your consideration in helping make this dream come true for us! Muchas gracias!
The Oaxacan Service Trip Group from Credo High