Volunteer in fascinating Peru

POSTED IN Blog Tags Peru, volunteer AUTHOR Lennart Goebel

Go for a trip high in the mountains of Peru. Sangeetha Agara wennt to Peru and has been working in a childcare volunteer program in Cusco. Sangeetha is from Canada an enjoyed sharing her love with the children. Childcare volunteers are working in a  Wawa Wasi. The Quechua words meanis house of the kids. The Wawa Wasi National Peruvian Program provides comprehensive early childhood care in responding to the need for day care for children under four years old.

Another way of helping in Peru, is the medical volunteer program at Cusco, Arequipa or Iquitos, where volunteers can make a medical internship in a health center. The health project is particularly suitable for Pre medical and Medical students who want to gain valuable clinical experience.

Amazing Experience in the Peruvian Amazon

Marco Fiorito, from Italy, speaks about his experience as an English teacher at Padre Cocha, close to Iquitoss, in the Peruvian Amazon:

Over the last September, I volunteered for 2 weeks as a teaching assistant in Padre Cocha, a small community located at 20 min by boat from Iquitos, in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon.

The project consisted in a 2-week English course for local people of all ages and aimed at improving their everyday communication with foreigners, in order to promote tourism in the community.

During this period I’ve been hosted by Jorge and Jenny, the organisers of this project, at their b&b, who made me feel welcome since the very beginning and gave me all the support I could need for visiting the area.

Teaching has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me, as put me in direct contact with the local people, who really appreciated the time and effort I put into it and who truly believed in the benefits of the program.

In my experience, two weeks have been a sufficient time to forget about my own life and to dive into this new reality, getting to know new people and appreciate their differences and similarities from my cultural background, build friendships, enjoy the jungle and, hopefully, make a difference for this community. This first course, in fact, has set the basis for a longer-term project that will continue with new volunteers and with the same enthusiasm to help the development of this marvellous place.

Overall, I couldn’t be more satisfied of this affordable and rewarding adventure, especially given that I’d never really considered volunteering before, and surely recommend this kind of experience to anybody.

Iko Poran organizes these inexpensive volunteer programs

There are still more fascinating volunteer projects in Peru, including living in an Andean Community or making part of the life of the aborigines in the Jungle.

Iko Poran organizes these fascinating and inexpensive volunteer programs in Peru.  Visit Iko Poran's homepage with affordable volunteer programs in many countries. 

 

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