The streets of Lima are a tough place for kids with nowhere else to turn. Many Peruvian children end up on the streets as an escape from extreme poverty, abusive home situations, or as a result of losing a parent or other family members. On the streets, c
- Lima, Peru
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- Education, Social Services
- 1-3 months
- Program Description:
- Volunteers work with an organization devoted to rehabilitating and educating street children in a residential facility. The organization emphasizes education and vocational training with the goal of integrating the children into the workforce when they graduate from the program. Volunteers will assist with teaching academic subjects, leading activities and spending time with the children.
Participants in this program must have at least an intermediate level of Spanish proficiency. This project requires at least a 12 week commitment to provide as much stability as possible for the children. Volunteers working with street children must be motivated, creative, and patient. Working with street children is a big challenge but incredibly rewarding.
The streets of Lima are a tough place for kids with nowhere else to turn. Many Peruvian children end up on the streets as an escape from extreme poverty, abusive home situations, or as a result of losing a parent or other family members. On the streets, children face serious issues such as drug addiction, sexual assault, and teen pregnancy.
- Setting Description:
- Experience the incredible beauty and culture of Peru while working with local organizations and gaining a deep understanding of the people and culture. Volunteers and interns work in community run organizations, gaining firsthand knowledge of the complex development issues Peru is facing. Participants have plenty of time to explore the country during the weekends. Peru has almost endless possibilities for adventure. * The Andes are some of the most dramatic mountains in the world dotted with small towns, clear lakes, and home to a vibrant and a wide array of microclimates ranging from semi arid highlands to cool, moist cloud forests. * Peru is home to some of the most spectacular ruins in the world including awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and the mysterious Nazca lines. * The Amazonian region is one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet. * Cosmopolitan Lima is home to some of the best seafood restaurants in the world and many fascinating neighborhoods to explore. * Wa
- Cost in US$ Prices Vary. Please contact us for details Cost Includes Food Housing In-country orientation/Training In-country staff support Registration fees Written materials pre-departure