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Care & Community in Peru for Teens

Overview
Project Info
Summer
2 weeks
  • Sunday July 2nd 2017 - Saturday July 15th 2017
  • Sunday August 6th 2017 - Saturday August 19th 2017
Summer
4 weeks
  • Sunday July 23rd 2017 - Saturday August 19th 2017

  • Placement location: Sacred Valley
  • Types of placements: Kindergarten and Care Home
  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
  • Arrival Airport: Cusco (CUZ)
  • Local Languages: Spanish, Quechua

High School Special volunteer plays ball with children in a care center in Peru

Based in the Sacred Valley, Peru, Projects Abroad’s Care & Community project combines a wide variety of daily activities aimed at improving the conditions in the local community. As a volunteer, the majority of your time will be spent doing practical activities, including renovating, painting, cleaning, and gardening at some of our placements.

Your project will include some Spanish lessons in order to help you learn a bit of the local language and practical workshops so you can interact with the community. Improving your Spanish will also make daily life much easier. Some of your time will be spent working with local Peruvians and may include a few days in a kindergarten, helping to organize a play day with the children or spending time working with the elderly in a care home.

In the Sacred Valley, you will live with a welcoming host family, allowing you to experience the Peruvian culture firsthand. It is also a fantastic opportunity to practice your Spanish and maybe even pick up some of the local indigenous language, Quechua!

On the weekend you will visit the breath-taking site of Machu Picchu that Peru is famous for, and soak up the atmosphere in one of the bustling and colorful markets found throughout the Sacred Valley.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Peru Care Management Plan.

Volunteer Profile
Emily Quintero
During the day, my group and I would volunteer at various kindergartens around Urubamba. We would play with the children and help them with their schoolwork. We also volunteered at a nursing home and at a school specialising in teaching children with special needs. It was incredible. The children were so sweet and outgoing, and it also gave me a chance to practise and improve my Spanish. We were also tasked with helping to repaint the school walls. At the elderly home, we helped cook and distribute lunch and dinner, and helped clean their rooms. We also had a chance to sit and talk with them about life in Peru and their life in the home.Read more...
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