Teaching program in Trujillo, Peru, from $135

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Join INTVS and volunteer abroad in Trujillo, Peru! Trujillo is a city with a charming colonial style, a mild temperature and is considered by many to be the cultural capital of Peru.

We are looking for individuals passionate about working with children who left or never attended school due to economic reasons or abandonment. As a volunteer, you will encourage children ages 5-12 years old to attend school and finish the whole academic year to help minimize illiteracy and social inequality. Assist a local NGO provide nutritional needs to ensure proper development and convey basic knowledge necessary for attending a public school.

- Develop your initiative, teaching skills, creativity, and the ability to work with children.
- Experience working with a multicultural team.
- Learn about Peru as well as the culture and lifestyle in Trujillo.
- Improve your Spanish through daily interaction with local children.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Hilo Rojo

Hilo Rojo opens it's arms to anybody who feels like they can help towards improving the lives of this beautiful children.
What is truely beautiful and humane is that many of the students have so little and yet give you everything. They may not have running water, a proper roof to sleep under, a stable family to support them, but they shower you in smiles, laughter, curiosity, and trust.
An important factor for any volunteer is the language and being able to communicate in Spanish because it will obviously be a barrier when wanting to connect with the children.
My 5 weeks at Hilo Rojo were just not enough and saying goodbye to the children, to the group of volunteers you spend you whole days with was really hard.

What would you improve about this program?
This organization and continuity of projects is to be improved. So many volunteers come and go and start beautiful projects with the children, the clases or even the whole school. However many of these projects get lost as soon as the volunteers say goodbye. To help the project keep moving forwards they really need to work on saving the information of past projects, being able to continue them or pass them on to the next group of volunteers.
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