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 Peru. It is for this reason that the project seeks to provide support to the children and youth of these communities.
- 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
- 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
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:
- Adaptation to extreme situations (poverty, cold, understanding of Quechua language)
- Knowing how to be and flexibility
- 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?
- 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).
WHERE WILL I BE AND WHAT WILL MY SCHEDULE BE DURING VOLUNTEERING?
- We work from Monday to Friday from 15:00 to 18:00 hours.
- The project is located in San Jerónimo Cusco, 10 minutes walking from the volunteer’s home.
COORDINATION IN CUSCO
Adventure Volunteer has the support of Ingrith in the country, who will guide you especially the first days of your arrival for a good adaptation, in addition he will show you the city and will recommend you on the excursions.
In the project your coordinator will be Jeniffer.
HOW ARE THE LODGING AND MEALS?
You will live in the Barrio de San Jerónimo in the house of the volunteer and you have included:
- Bed in a shared room
- Use of common areas
- SIM card
The price of the volunteer teaching and reinforcement project in Cusco is divided into two parts. In order to register for the program, a deposit of 150€ must be paid. One (1) month before the beginning of your volunteering the rest of the program must be paid.
Each additional week costs 120€. The prices of the project are in euros, so the currency exchange will have real effect. You can consult the currency exchange in the period of your trip.
WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR?
- Welcome at the airport and transfer to the volunteer’s home
- Accommodation during your volunteering.
- 24/7 support from the local and international Adventure Volunteer team.
- Monitoring and evaluation of the program
- Orientation and induction to the program
- Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
- Accident insurance during your volunteering
- Civil liability for your activity
- Receipt from NGO about your program fee
- Guidance, advice and management in the choice of programme
- Volunteer T-Shirt
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
- Flight to the country
- Visa, if necessary
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Return to the airport on the last day
- Drinks, diets and special meals
- Trips inside or outside the country