Hey Amigxs! We are so excited to announce our 2021 Video Contest!
Ready to show off your video skills? Got a great soundtrack in mind? Did you catch your Project Director doing Zumba on camera? We want to see!
Create a video about your AMIGOS experience and get entered to win an AMIGOS swag package, a $50 Amazon or REI gift card, and get featured on our social media. Email your finished product to [email protected] by September 15th to enter!
AMIGOS is proud to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 31st Anniversary. On July 26th, we celebrate this important civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. #ADA31 #ThanksToTheADA
To celebrate with us:
You can visit these resources and organizations to learn more about the ADA and its history:
- ADA National Network
- American Association of People with Disabilities (AADP)
And, you can follow these activists on their social media pages:
- Dominick Evans, Twitter and IG @dominickevans
- Anita Cameron, Twitter and IG @adaptanita
- Annie Segarra, Youtube Channel Annie Elainey
- Alice Wong, IG @disability_visibility...
The Welcome Home Party for Session A volunteers and parents is on Sunday, July 25th. Want to come? RSVP here: https://amigosinternational-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcuqqrzgsE9B0aDNLwPuRLqgdPhNGVAAr...
Meet Joselin, the Project Director on the La Costa, Ecuador Project this summer!
"Hello from la mitad del mundo, Ecuador. My name is Joselin Hernandez and I will be your Project Director.
I am from Nicaragua. I have studied Teacher Training and Tourism Management. Some of my hobbies are dancing, swimming, learning languages, brewing kefir, and natural building.
I believe in the transformational power of traveling and how being exposed to different cultures and worldviews can open up new paths in life, as well as self-awareness and leadership skills. Hence, I dedicated my career to facilitate educational travel experiences for youth. I have been working in the field of international education for more than 10 years now. I have run programs ranging from 2 weeks to 1 year in length and worked directly with students on the field, as well as in managerial roles. I have mostly been assigned to programs in Central America, DR, Ecuador, and some parts of the USA. I worked in Ecuador for 3 years, and It truly became a second home for me, it is a place very close to my heart."
Follow along with their project at @amigoslacosta!...
Updates from the field! Repost @amigoslossantos_cr
Strawberries, carrots, and sunflowers - oh my! The participants in their first week explored the beautiful host community of Copey de Dota and the local farms Finca San Francisco and @camino_a_los_santos_ ! Fresas, zanahorias, y girasoles - oh my! Los participantes exploraron la comunidad de Copey de Dota y la Finca San Francisco y Camino a Los Santos en su primera semana!...
Updates from the field: La Sierra Session B Arrival!
Volunteers in La Sierra, Ecuador, had their first full day together as a project! They spent the afternoon getting to know each other through games and icebreakers, exploring the surrounding area, and bonding in mentor groups!