TEACHING AND REINFORCEMENT IN RURAL SCHOOL IN CUSCO

VOLUNTEERING WITH QUECHUA CHILDREN

School reinforcement is aimed at providing social assistance to children and adolescents from socially excluded families, who come to the centre in search of better living conditions.

One of the main problems faced by many children and young people is language discrimination. Native languages from the highlands and jungle are associated with poverty and lack of education in the volunteering in Peru. It is for this reason that the project seeks to provide support to the children and youth of these communities.

OBJECTIVE

  • To provide a space where children and young people can develop, improve their knowledge and skills, as well as enjoy their childhood.

WHAT WILL I DO AS A VOLUNTEER?

The project focuses on 4 areas: education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and recreation. In the different areas we try to reinforce and work on the following:

  • Self-esteem through workshops and talks
  • Self-confidence
  • Reinforcement classes in subjects such as: Spanish, Mathematics, Art and Drawing
  • Recreation areas and museum visits
  • Health Days
  • Food for children
  • Outings to parks or swimming pool

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

If you do not have teaching experience, do not worry, it is not required that the volunteer has a specialty or experience to be part of the project, but we will ask you:

  • Dynamism
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptation to extreme situations (poverty, cold, understanding of Quechua language)
  • Knowing how to be and flexibility
  • Empathy
  • Being of legal age

You must be clear about having these qualities for your experience to be positive. If you don’t like the program or it’s hard for you, it could mean your resignation and it would be a pity. We recommend that you contact the Adventure Volunteer team in Spain or Cusco to find out more.

It is mandatory that you provide the following documentation during the application process for your volunteer work in Peru:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Curriculum and/or motivation in the extended form.
  • Criminal record

The clothing required to participate in the project with children and youth is as follows:

  • Long pants, not adjusted
  • A windbreaker and warm clothing (Cusco is cold)
  • Trekking shoes (comfortable) or normal shoes

In case you have tattoos or piercings, you must cover them, remember that the culture and customs of the Latin American countries are different from those of the West.

WHAT DAYS AND ON WHAT DATES CAN I VOLUNTEER?

ARRIVALS

  • The project is open all year round.
  • You must arrive on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

*From December 22nd to February 10th the project is closed for holidays.

TIMETABLE AND PICK-UP POINT

  • You must arrive at the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ), where you will be picked up by the taxi driver or project coordinator.
  • Scheduled pick-ups are from 8:00 to 21:00 hours. (ask for additional costs in case of arrival at other times).