Internship in the Andes of PERU – a project for assisting and providing material, educational and support to children living in situations of extreme poverty and risk

PERU / Sharing Dreams Project

Our organization invites you to participate and develop your professional abilities in a project aimed at providing support, encouragement, educational and emotional assistance to children living at risk.

These children are from migrant families from areas within the Peruvian Andes, and have been affected by political violence, social, economic and cultural marginalisation, and, on the whole, by extreme poverty (poverty map from the Peruvian government). The project is being developed in areas or communities around the Mantaro Valley in the Central Andes of Peru. These areas have a lack of basic services and hygiene, and are populated with dysfunctional families that are subjected to problems of sexism, domestic violence, alcoholism, among others. We intervene directly in the areas and communities, using a holistic approach and undertaking direct social work.

We are a civil organisation that promotes volunteering, operating with a flat structure and working directly with communities. We undertake teamwork and promote the self-development of the communities. Our projects are undertaken on site, without intermediaries. In addition, we offer a real and fun method of cultural exchange.

For details and more information, visit our website: http://sharingdreamsproject.info/

You can also get in touch with us via our Facebook page. Find us under SHARING DREAMS PROJECT. https://www.facebook.com/Volunteering-in-Peru-Sharing-Dreams-Project-262120160505351/

Profile/Requirements for Volunteers:

– You must be over 20 years of age.

– You should be a student or graduate of psychology, social education, social work, journalism, sociology, anthropology, law or related subjects.

**in addition to anyone who wishes to collaborate on a social project.

– You should be tolerant, adaptable and respect the customs and culture of the area where you will work.
– capacity for teamwork
– Be open to integrate even multicultural team.
– Spanish basic level, a higher level is also very appreciated.

Important: Our organization is driven and directed by people with real motivation, training and experience in humanitarian and social areas, our work has more than 6 years of intense social work, this gives us the experience to develop and offer a genuine and Real work, where you can develop your skills integrating as part of a team, we are not improvised in this, we do not offer artificial scenarios , ours is direct social work in areas where they are the largest Number of people in extreme poverty in Peru, and where still survives the true culture of Peru, Andean culture cradle of Inca civilization. That’s where they need us and we work hard there

BENEFITS:

– accommodation
– continuous counselling by a specialist in the area
– teamwork
-continuous training
– practical Spanish and Quechua courses
– exchange courses: Peruvian meals, cakes and cocktails
– information of the Peruvian culture, geography and society
– exhaustive introduction to the Andean and Inca culture
– excursions (tourist, anthropological, ecological and social) to many places of interest in the Andes of Peru and jungle.
– various types of Andean yoga (optional)

HOW TO APPLY:

For more information, visit our website: http://sharingdreamsproject.info/

Nationalities Accepted/Visa Requirements: No special visa is required, stipend not provided.

Expires: Dec 20, 2017

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