I had a very good time with Frank, his family and most important with the children. The volunteering work takes place in Cerro Hermosa, a poor quarter at the boarder of huancayo city.
I had the opportunity to participate in the Children Project, teaching them some important skills like:
- Worth and values
Also I worked on the community project, building an improved Kitchen for one of the families.
Frank is very very involved with the project, giving everything he can and has to help those children have a funny time while learning interesting and important
things for their lives.
The house where volunteers stay is big and confortable, has good wifi connection and I would say evertything one needs if no luxury is expected (which I dind't, of course). The area is a little bit apart from the volunteering area, but it's quiet and very safe. Frank's mother helps on cooking and general maintenance of the house. Food is very simple, but enough so that you won't get or stay hungry during your time there.
Apart from the volunteer work, we had time to travel around (weekends) and to visit some interesting sight in and around Huancayo. Just ask Frank or his brother Jose, they will tell you what to do, what to see, give you best tips and even come around with you to show you them.
Often in the evening we spent our time chatting and "practicing cultural exchange". We volunteers learnt a lot about life in Peru and in the Andes.
Just come ad experience it by yourself! You won't regret!