Volunteer at a Rural Junior High in Huari district in Perú

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Peru

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    We are trying to help children from Huari and its communities to improve their English skills, along with the local school's teachers. We are trying to get them a broader view of education and the world around them, trying to focus on preventing the chronic anemia, since it affects almost a half of the children here, we also work with the local mothers by giving them information about healthy eating, compost production for their parcels, talk to them about global warming and as many information that could help develop their consciousness about health and ecology. People here live in a very natural environment but lack very important knowledge. The local government lacks this knowledge too since Peru is full of corruption and this small town is not the exception there are many things lacking in the area.

    The name of the district is Huari, the town name is Huacachi, this place is in the middle of the country and is one of the most poverty struck regions of Peru. We are trying to develop eco-tourism since this place has many beautiful lagoons and archeological sites with rupestrian paintings and everybody is working on the land as farmers.

    It is a must for the students to learn English in their local school, but since there is no one to practice they don't see the need for them to learn it, and since people here speak Quechua as their native language and elders don't even speak Spanish in most cases this would be an excellent opportunity to for them to practice.

    I believe is a unique opportunity to encounter the real Peru and live with a community barely exposed to the outside world.

    We have had more than common situations with our page and programs since the Covid pandemic started. We almost closed definitely all our NGO’s programs as well as our social media community manager had to fly back home and our volunteers stopped coming. Thankfully we started again with the help of an online volunteer, Abhay, and we are reopening our program in the town of Huacachi, we offer an experience-based volunteer program with the possibility of getting a certification of completion by the NGO and local school while you fully immerse yourself in an unexplored territory for most tourists or backpackers. Live together with a Peruvian highland family and get to know incredible people, amazing places with breathtaking views, and incredible stories, and cook with local ingredients from the Andes with a uniquely traditional flavor.

    Knowledge of the basic Spanish language is preferable, and if you ever like to come back to Perú we will be waiting for you with our open hearts. Once again we deeply apologize for missing your message and skills.
    We could give the volunteers and certificate from the school´s principal office and the NGO which could help in their career experience; volunteers can stay either at a local hotel or with a local family. Learn how to speak Quechua and cook traditional Andean dishes like the delicious Pachamanca.

    For now, we can only hold up 4 volunteers at a time.

    There are only 3-4 hours of classes but they can be within the school hours 7:45 am-1:00 pm.

    There are many families, in which one can learn cooking, adobe typical construction, knitting, and traditional agriculture techniques.



    We can offer a simple breakfast like oatmeal and fruit, tea or coffee.

    You decide how many hours you want to help at the school.

    People here are very friendly.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn the native language Quechua, learn to cook traditional Andean food, visit beautiful lagoons and amazing archeological sites, get if solicited a written recognition from part ot the local public school and NGO for your work experience, meet local people, and create new friends in Peru.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Nutrition, health, ecology, language practice, farming and irrigation, social influencers, creative design, and animal care, help children learn some new sports for them like basketball, baseball, paragliding, organizational, leadership, and teamwork skills.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Share a room with another volunteer with separate individual beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many hikes around the area: to five lagoons, Archeological sites, check out the rupestrian paintings, play football and basketball, walking on the river bank. Enjoy the natural surroundings. Amazing canyon it is possible for pragliding.
    You can get there from Huaraz directly with Perla de Los Andes transport company.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    All vehicles fit.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week



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