School reinforcement for children and adolescents in Peru

voluntariado de refuerzo escolar para niños y adolescentes en Perú

VOLUNTEERING IN THE QUECHUA AND YANAPAY VILLAGES

For many travelers, volunteering around the world becomes one of their most valued experiences. Especially if their experience relates to teaching children and young people from low-income communities or people who need support. In many of these communities where volunteers make an impact, schools are lacking financial resources for school supplies, which means that many children and adolescents do not attend school.

A volunteer can teach abroad while taking part in the school reinforcement volunteer program for children and adolescents in Peru, Cusco. This program seeks to cover the basic educational needs of children (most of them are children and adolescents from the Quechua and Yanapay communities).

The volunteer works with children between the ages of 8 and 12 and adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18. If you want to know more about the school reinforcement volunteer project for children and adolescents in Peru, continue reading all the information we will provide you with to start your own volunteering experience.

 

YOUR ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER

The volunteers who are part of the volunteer reinforcement project for children and adolescents in Peru, are involved at all times in the teaching and learning of children of different academic levels and ages. The topics that the volunteer regularly practises with children and adolescents are:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Spanish

Although English lessons are taught and children and teenagers enjoy them, classes are given in Spanish.

It is also expected that the volunteers put into practice their creativity and initiative, you will have the freedom to propose and organize workshops, games and dynamic activities that help children in their learning. It is important to keep in mind that teaching methodologies are different. Some of the things you can see in a classroom are:

  • There may be more children than recommended
  • Children of different ages
  • Lack of teaching material

However, this shouldn’t discourage you from teaching as you are still going to have a great time with the children.

 

WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THE VOLUNTEER

To be part of a volunteering experience in Peru, you must be 18 years of age or older.

If you are not a teacher or expert in teaching with children and adolescents, do not worry, the volunteer is not required to have a specialization in education to support the reinforcement of children and youth.

It is very important that you present the following documentation in the application process of your volunteering in Peru:

  • Criminal record certificate before the start of your program
  • Copy of your passport
  • CV

 

CLOTHING

The dress code in the volunteer programs in Peru is very important. It’s not considered appropriate to wear clothing that is too tight or uncovered when you are with children and teenagers. Therefore, we require volunteers who are part of an educational volunteer program in Peru to wear the recommended clothing:

  • Long pants (non-tight)
  • Shirts that cover your shoulders (Non-tight)
  • Closed shoes or slippers

Another important fact that the volunteer must bear in mind is that smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited in schools (and even outside the facilities).

 

SCHEDULE AND PLACE OF WORK

If you decide to become part of the Adventure Volunteer family of volunteers, you are expected to commit as much time as possible to the volunteer project of which you are a part. This will allow you to get to know the children, teenagers and local staff better.

The volunteer reinforcement project for children and adolescents in Peru, Cusco, runs from Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm. For the holiday period in Peru, which is usually from January to February, it only opens in the mornings from 8:50 to 1:00pm.

 

COSTS OF THE PROGRAM

The cost of the volunteer reinforcement project for children and adolescents in Peru, Cusco, is divided into two parts. To register for the program you must pay a deposit of €150. One month before the start of your volunteering, the rest of the program fee must be paid. Each additional week costs €180.

2 WEEKS

€460

$522

3 WEEKS

€640

$726

4 WEEKS

€820

$930

5 WEEKS

€1000

$1134

6 WEEKS

€1180

$1338

8 WEEKS

€1540

$1746

10 WEEKS

€1.900

$2154

12 WEEKS

€2.260

$2562

The prices of the volunteer reinforcement project for children and adolescents in Peru are in euros, so the exchange of foreign currency will be affected. You can check the currency exchange rate in the period of your trip.

 

WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR?

  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation during your volunteering
  • 3 meals at the family home during the completion of your volunteering (if your accommodation is in a hostel, this only includes breakfast)
  • Orientation and induction on the project and place
  • Local coordinator
  • Basic accident and civil liability insurance
  • 24/7 Assistance

 

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