Social volunteering with children in the Peruvian Andes

PERU / Minka Project

We are a small non-profit organization legally established since 2009, we are in need of volunteers for our volunteer project with children, these children come from Quechua immigrant families from areas that have been declared in extreme poverty and need by organizations (See “Map of Extreme Poverty in Peru”)

We work directly with the communities of the central Andes of Peru where there is little or no presence of the Peruvian state or voluntary organizations, they live in difficult conditions of health, nutrition and education.

Our mission is to help these children through an alternative school, with actions and activities that help in improving their education, helping to improve the self-esteem of children that has been impaired because many of the children come from Quechua families With problems, they suffer from abandonment and domestic violence, which is caused by the difficult (economic – social) situation and by the cultural marginalization of their families by the state and society.

Come and participate as a volunteer in this project built with our own hands and with the ambition to carry out a transparent, genuine and direct social work with the communities (we work with our own projects, without intermediaries of any kind)

The content of the work

– Duration: Min 4 weeks (negotiable)
– location: in the Mantaro Valley, central Andes of Peru
– Classes and activities:
English language teaching, Quechua language, dance classes, acting and theater, homework help, drawing and painting, outdoor sports, educational games, yoga, tutoring, crafts, baking, teaching a good cleaning and Health, social skills teaching, etc. We are open to new ideas!
– Flexible schedule; From Monday to Friday, 3 – 4 hours per day. We also work in the mornings

* REQUIREMENTS:
– Minimum age 19 years
– It is not necessary to have experience in teaching or volunteering
– passion to work with children and women
– Basic knowledge of Spanish
– Intermediate level English
– be an adaptive tolerant person and possess an open and positive mindset
– be a person with the capacity to integrate into an intercultural group.

* WHAT IS INCLUDED:

– accommodation in comfortable room
– personalized help and support.
– fully experimental activities and courses of:
* Spanish language, Quechua, the language of the Incas.
* Exchange of food, pastries, sweets and cocktails (Peruvian style)
* Group excursions without guiding cost to many places of interest in the Andes and the central jungle of Peru, hiking, mountaineering, camping, visits to traditional artisan villages, visiting the lakes by boat, jungle waterfalls and pre-Inca ruins In the mountains and the valley
* Traditional and spiritual experience of the Andean culture – Inca,
the Pachamama, homage to the mountains, Andean shaman, reiki and Andean yoga.
– Information about traditional Peruvian culture, Andean culture, information about tourist destinations in Peru.
– city tour and interesting places
– To teach English in another country.
– Learn Spanish practically
– Official certificate of voluntary work, issued by a LEGAL non-profit organization (on request)

* VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION

The volunteers are housed in the house of the organization, it is a comfortable and cozy atmosphere, it has the basic amenities with unlimited Internet wifi, living room, kitchen, a nice garden and a large terrace with views of the mountains and the city. A place of rest and exchange, we will be happy to share and learn from each other from culture, history, games, watch a movie, or participate in a party, birthday or celebration,
The rooms are spacious and have good lighting, are shared (it is also possible to obtain a single room depending on availability)

For details visit our website:
Http://minkaproject.info/

Our Facebook page:
Https://www.facebook.com/Volunteering-in-Peru-Minka-project-462966110713641/

Or write us to:
Minkavolunteer@gmail.com

** Note – we need an economic contribution to keep our project running, 290 US dollars for the first month, and 250 US dollars for the second, the third month is free, thanks for your understanding.

Expires: Nov 17, 2017

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