Education Program

Hotel con Corazón invests most of its profits in education. Our Oaxaca program supports teenagers in marginalized areas around Oaxaca city in their education path, in order to give them a head start at the labour market and break their families' poverty cycle.

Research reveals that only 35% of Oaxaca’s youth is finishing secondary school. This spurs a new generation of people growing up in poverty. Teenagers abandon their schooling due to a lack of economic resources and motivation, as well as a sizeable jump in difficulty level between secondary and high school that leaves students ill prepared and unmotivated. Together with local partners, we developed an Education Program to address this problem.

Motivational & Scholarship Program

We focus on making the transition from secondary to high school more accessible to students from marginalized areas in Zaachila Oriente, on the outskirts of Oaxaca city. We offer a scholarship for motivated students who want to go to high school, combined with a motivational program, carried out by our partner The Oaxaca Learning Center. We also offer professional orientation in the third year of secondary school to help students make a choice which high school to choose and to motivate them to continue studying.

Internship Program

Hotel con Corazón wants to open its doors as a learning centre. We offer internships for high school students in the hotel sector (gastronomy, reception, housekeeping, maintenance, gardening, etc.). We are also investigating the possibilities to offer work experience placements for teenagers and young adults who do not work and do not study. So there is more to come!

Sustainable hotel operations

At Hotel con Corazón Oaxaca, we care about sustainability in the broadest sense of the word. In addition to investing in education for adolescents, we do a several other things to ensure our social entrepreneurship.
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Staff Development

We contribute directly to the Oaxacan economy by running a profitable business that creates jobs, income and professional development opportunities for our local employees. We make sure they get a decent salary with good fringe benefits, like social securities, profit sharing and a free daily meal. We encourage and support our team to develop professionally by providing them opportunities and time to learn and to grow. 

We buy locally

Buying Locally

As often as possible we purchase our products from small local vendors and retailers and integrate fresh, local, seasonal ingredients in the food we prepare. In this way we also support the local economy.
Water and energy conservation

Saving Water & Energy

We have several water and energy saving equipments installed, such as low-flow faucets, shower heads and toilets - don’t worry about the water pressure, we guarantee you won’t notice! An onsite wastewater system processes our gray waters and sends them clean to the municipal sewer. Solar heaters warm up your shower water and of course we manage a towel and bed linen reuse program. And last but not least: we use LED lights throughout the hotel!

Recycling and waste reduction

Recycling & composting

Reducing waste is so easy! We compost organic waste (and thus produce our own garden fertilizer) and separate other waste that is then sent to a recycling station. We minimize our use of plastic and have a zero food waste and save paper policy.

Cleaning and bath products

Biodegradable products

The soap and shampoo in your hotel room is 100% natural and biodegradable. It is made by a cooperative of 15 families in the small village of Mazunte on Oaxaca’s coast. We’re a big fan of their products (that’s why we also sell them in our shop)! We also use biodegradable cleaning products free of preservatives and artificial ingredients.

Hotel con Corazón Oaxaca

Calle División Oriente 129 || Centro Oaxaca || 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez || México

+529514277389‬ / +529514277384‬ ||

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