Montessori teaching in Cusco

In this program attractive dynamics are used to educate in an alternative way. Within the educational system there are around 60 children, from babies to five years old, using active Peruvian-European methodology.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Support children in their educational system.
  • It contributes to the realization of new teaching methods to motivate a better future.
  • It provides values ​​and care to the children of the community.
  • Live a unique experience and meet the local population and other volunteers.

What is this program about?

This program seeks reassess the Peruvian functional educational methodologies and incorporate the model of the cradles of Europe in which the infant is the builder of his own learning through early stimulation, routines and play. 

5 dynamics are used in classes to educate in an alternative way, but within the educational system. This project currently reaches 60 children, from babies to 5 years old, using active Peruvian-European methodology.

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

A typical day of volunteering begins with breakfast at the accommodation or wherever the volunteers want, since they have common areas to cook. Volunteers go to the project or location for the day by bus (about 15 minutes), where they meet with the local coordinator to see what activities are planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned task. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his spare time. At night, the volunteer is free, can cook at home or go out to see the local bars.

The general activities carried out by the volunteers are:

  • Constructions.
  • Music and dance.
  • Painting and modeling.
  • Psychomotricity.
  • heuristic game.
  • Scholar Orchard.
  • Theater and communication.
  • Math logical activities.
  • Quechua and English.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport with more than 6 months.
  • Certificate of criminal offenses.
  • Basic Spanish.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The airport you must arrive at is the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ), in Cusco. If you arrive on Saturdays or Sundays between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., you will be picked up at the airport. If you arrive at a different time, the local coordinator will tell you how to get there or if there is any extra charge.

Once you arrive you will stay at the volunteer’s house, located in Cusco, in a neighborhood near the center, 10 minutes by car or 40 minutes on foot. The volunteer’s house has rooms that you will share with other volunteers, you will also share the bathrooms and common areas. The house has Wi-Fi and has bedding for each volunteer.

Dates and method of arrival

The program is open throughout the year, your schedule will be from Monday to Friday, around 4-5 hours divided into the mornings or afternoons according to needs.

It is advisable to arrive during the weekend, since the project begins every Monday where your presentation will take place. If you arrive on Saturday or Sunday between 6:00 am or 9:00 pm, you will be picked up at the airport, otherwise they will tell you how to get to the project.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 1 week up to 12 weeks.

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution of to register for the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the financial contribution as indicated by your coordinator.

YOU COME?

What can I see during the weekend?

One of the main tourist spots in Peru and known as the “Navel of the World”, besides being one of the most important places in South America, is Cusco.

Those who know the city see it as a charming and mystical city, due to its streets, unique churches and its colonial structure. In addition to the humility of its people.

I suppose you have heard of Machu Picchu… I tell you, from Cusco you can reach this spiritual place. One of the archaeological jewels of the world. You cannot stop seeing this impressive place.

You can also take a tour of the plaza of arms in Cusco or visit Sacsayhuaman.

Another point that you cannot miss is the Manú National Park, a place where you can find the greatest biodiversity in the world, where native communities still live and maintain their traditions. It is also a place that embraces exotic animals and beautiful landscapes, all of this only in the Peruvian Amazon. The Manú National Park is ideal for any volunteer, adventurer or person who likes and loves nature, travel and responsible tourism.

Do not forget to take your camera to show us all the corners that you have discovered!