A question recently came to me from a reader who wanted information about organizations doing educational work with families. She is a kindergarten teacher and interested in school preparedness and community involvement in education. She and her husband are planning to live in Oaxaca for four months before she starts a master’s degree program and he begins work at a U.S. law firm. She wants to do some meaningful volunteer work in Oaxaca during their stay. They also asked for recommendations about where to live in Oaxaca city.
I put the word out to my information source and inspiration, Roberta Christie, and together we came up with this resource list:
- Oaxaca Lending Library, a gringo-center for information sharing and programs, is a good reference point for where to stay and who to connect with. There is a miminal membership fee. www.oaxlibrary.com
- Oaxaca Learning Center and Bed and Breakfast, operated by Gary Titus. The B&B fees help support young people from rural poor areas to stay in school. http://www.tolc.org.mex
- Libros Para Pueblos puts libraries in schools or community centers in rural areas. www.librosparapueblos.com
If you want to have a rural village stay, then book at Las Granadas Bed & Breakfast in Teotitlan del Valle. www.lasgranadasoaxaca.com