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Celebrating indigenous culture at the Pujllay Festival in Tarabuco, Cochabamba

March 5 - March 16, 2020

In 2014, UNESCO declared the Tarabuco carnival, known as the "Pujllay", as Intangible Heritage of Humanity for its originality and indigenous cultural richness. This cultural manifestation belongs to the Yampara culture of the Quechua Nation which is one of the strongest and most warlike for its cultural resistance. The carnival takes place in the municipality of Tarabuco where indigenous communities parade in multicolored dances. The party is the best opportunity to meet and admire this great community culture that maintains its multicolored ancestral fabric. It is important to make this great indigenous culture visible to the world with the help of volunteers and local community.

Volunteers will be involved in the following activities:
• Promotion and media coverage of the Pujllay festival in Tarabuco.
• Eco construction work in the field.
• Visiting places of alternative tourism in Cochabamba, Sucre (World Heritage) and Tarabuco.
• Support the garbage recycling works in Tarabuco, generated by the carnival.
• Documentation of cultural events.

More info at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-bolivia


We need motivated volunteers who really want to get involved in this project willing to interact with the local people and their culture.
The official language of the project is English but some Spanish would be appreciated.


On site training is provided.


Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other volunteers from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.
After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.

Duration: One Time
Faculty: ALES (Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences) All Faculties Arts Augustana Business Campus Saint-Jean Education Engineering Law Library and Information Studies Medicine and Dentistry Native Studies Nursing Pharmacy Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine Science
Location: Outside Canada


Name: Program coordinator
Phone: 780-638-2500
Email: cadip@cadip.org



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