We are a growing project working with the youth of less privileged rural areas in the Amazon of Perú. Our focus is on education and sustainable tourism.
Puerto Inca, Huánuco is a community in which almost 80% of the population live in poverty without access to basic needs such as running water, sewage, paved roads, etc. However, Puerto Inca, has the potencial to be a turistic province.
We believe that creating an infraestructure for sustainsble turism can help develop this community.
For this reason, we started this project in June 2018, putting a lot of our hearts and energy into it.
We began with English lessons and are now evolving to create a more encompassing development plan.
We believe that English lessons will help the community to communicate with tourists, once they will come to Puerto Inca and help the younger generations have better life opportunities.
Our ‘Explorer’ kids program (scouts) is another strategy that we will develop to give a new perspective of life to this Amazonian community.
Our vision is to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children by creating a safe environment for healthy physical, social, and emotional development. We want to encourage a passion and respect for the natural world to help transition eager young minds into caring, socially-conscious global citizens. Through connection with nature we can nurture a better understanding of the environment while improving their interpersonal skills with one another and other adults.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
There are many ways our volunteers can benefit from this cultural exchange:-
1. We are able to offer volunteers up to 4 hours per week of Spanish language coaching. Our Spanish professor is committed to helping volunteers improve their grammar, vocabulary and speaking skills in a real-life environment.
2. Volunteers will be welcomed into the community where they can witness and take part in the region’s customs and traditions, where people live happily despite their limitations and lack of modern-world facilities. You can develop new friendships and learn how to talk and interact with people from another culture, whilst learning how to adapt to a new environment and different way of living. Our vision is to build relationships, promoting a mutual understanding of respect and values.
3. We are happy to organise trips to local attractions and, of course, into the rainforest, where we can introduce our volunteers to the incredible flora and fauna of our beautiful Peruvian Amazon and also share some fascinating jungle legend stories!
4. And if you like food, you will have the opportunity to learn how to cook some of the amazing Peruvian dishes with the help of our project chef!! Buen provecho!
Do you like sharing knowledge and skills with others? Do you have good leadership and strong communication skills? Do you love being outdoors? Do you have a passion for nature and wildlife and its preservation? Do you like learning about new cultures and traditions?
We are looking for willing volunteers who are interested in enriching the lives of others by contributing to the growth and well-being of the youths and adults in our community.
We need you to support and promote our project in the following areas:-
- Helping during our trips to the jungle.
- Language teaching: adults and children
- Helping kid's clubs
- Interaction with the community, educating in eco-friendly behaviours, recycling etc. proposing new ideas for community development and eco-projects
- Technology support: taking photos and videos for our media sites (no special equipment required); help us create our web-page!
- Maintenance of our volunteer house: cleaning, painting, light building work and repairs, cultivating our back garden
- First aid knowlege, positive attitude and, fun-loving disposition a must!
Spanish & English
We offer a shared bedroom (same gender in each bedroom). We provide 3 meals during working days. Workawayers can also use our kitchen to prepare their own meals.
In return we can offer you an amazing perspective into Amazonian living and its beautiful nature, including:-
- Swimming in the river and boating trips
- Riverside camping and plantations
- Bird watching
- Ayahuasca ceremony
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week