Cajamarca-Protect the heritage and culture of the community
Description: Cajamarca is very attached to its historical and cultural heritage. For that reason this year the municipality launched an ambitious plan of conservation and valorization of the historical center. Our project aims to collaborate to that process under the flag of the World Heritage Volunteers initiative 2018. The main goal is to work on the renovation of the house of Toribio Casanova, illustrious founder of this city, in order to transform it in the museum of culture and identity of Cajamarca, a center for the promotion of the history and the heritage of the town. The idea is to develop a multidimensional approach, combining manual work, raising awareness actions, cultural exchanges, development of competences in the renovation crafts and touristic valorization.
Type of Work: The volunteers, under the supervision of a technical leader, will participate to all the necessary works to restore the house of Toribio Casanova: cleaning, renovation of the walls, construction of carpentry and reproduction of the original decorations. They will take part to classes offered by the Restoration Workshop School of the municipality to discover the arts of renovation: stone cutting, carpentry, blacksmithing, archaeological conservation and gardening. The participants will carry out actions to raise awareness on heritage conservation based on non-formal education tools in educational centers and schools. They will organize also animations and parades to inform the community. The field work will end with the organization of a fair to show the results of the volunteers work.
Accommodation: The participants will be accommodated in the historic center of Cajamarca. The facilitie offers basic services: water, electricity, laundry. The participants will sleep in shared rooms and will have to bring their own sleeping bag. The volunteers will receive food and will have to take care of cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional, typical foods, drinks and recipes from your country of origin for the international evening.
Language: Spanish, english
Approximate Location: If Cajamarca is a small city, it can offer several archaeological and natural tourist attractions, like the Cerro Santa Apolonia, a viewpoint dominating the town where you can sit on the ancient “Inca chair”, a recreational center with thermal waters (where the Inca Atahualpa bathed) and also the rescue room that was filled once of gold and twice of silver for paying the freedom of Atahualpa, in vain Just 45 minutes from the city of Cajamarca you can visit the Chetilla and Porcon communities, that are still maintaining the original language of Quechua and their ancestral customs.
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CH-SCI 12.6 Town hall for culture (Lichtensteig SG)
09 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
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