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This week, spend your time and effort to help out at a local children’s home in Peru and be a part of improving the lives of the physically and mentally disabled children from the streets. In this placement, you can help the children by teaching, helping in daily therapy sessions, and day to day activities at the centre where your help and presence will be appreciated and highly valued.

Help out at a local children’s home in Peru and be a part of improving the lives of the physically and mentally disabled children from the streets.

This program is for those looking to assist this special needs center in a variety of ways. You will be part of daily therapy sessions, helping the local staff with disabled care, and interacting with these special children. After this program you are sure to gain a new appreciation for life and caring for others!

Spend some of your time at this special home for children (and some adults) with physical and mental disabilities. This program is perfect for those looking to work with children that require a higher level of care and assistance.

You will be helping to take care of roughly 30-40 children, as well as assisting the program staff with their daily tasks. Majority of these children are from the streets who have either been abandoned by their families or have lost their parents due to misfortunes and, as such, are highly at risk of exploitation, child abuse and extreme poverty.

Your role will involve assisting and working side-by-side with an established child protection and development organisation (Chibolito Association) in carrying out their main goal of maximising what these children can do on their own, with the hope that one day they are able to get jobs and live fulfilling lives.

Activities you can look forward to from this program include therapy sessions, educational lessons, dancing lessons and outdoor activity. You might also find yourself helping to make classroom materials, painting, cutting firewood, and organising the facility.

These activities fall under one of two sub-programs; assisting the local staff in dealing with special needs children inside the facility or be involved with workshop programs. The Special needs care program provides important education to children from the ages of 7 – 15 who lack discipline and concentration and many other areas of concern (majority are normal children).

Alternatively, workshop programs involve teaching life skills to children and adults between the ages of 16 – 30 years. These workshops require you to teach vital life skills that will help them further their opportunity in life. Workshop programs may include carpentry, arts and crafts, building, etc.

* This schedule can be changes or amended depending on weather or local circumstances

About The Location

Peru is the third largest country in South America; a country known for its incredible cultural heritage such as the renowned Machu Picchu and the remains of the Inca Empire.

Although the Incasare the most famous ones, there are other manifestations of pre-Columbian cultures and unexplored archaeological sites which can be located in the North of Peru. This magnificent land composed of a variety of landscapes, climates, and biodiversity, is visited by tourists from all over the world.

In Peru, it is possible to enjoy a range of activities from surfing on the Northern beaches to hiking in the Andes Cordillera, trekking in the humid and hot Amazon rainforest visiting cultural sites, and excellent museums, and enjoying traditional dishes.

Peruvian people are very friendly, warm, and ready to help or to introduce you to their customers. You will find in this region a great diversity of ethnic groups, festivities, handcraft, and gastronomy. Peru is a country of contrasts where the crazy traffic is surpassed by the majesty of mountain ranges. You will find cities peaking at altitudes of more than 6700 meters, infinite beaches with
beautiful sunsets, the magically diverse landscape of the tropical rainforest, and let’s not forget about the llamas.


you will be staying in the district of Puyllucana which is a small village found in the east-northern part of Cajamarca.

It is a beautiful location with great weather and friendly locals. Located only a short distance away from Cajamarca city (Capital and largest city in Peru’s Cajamarca region, enriched in culture and history),
this quiet location provides a relaxing atmosphere after a day out.

The accommodation has a beautiful view of the Andes Mountain Range and is close to the Amazon Rainforest, it will bring you back to South American nature!

About the Accommodation

You will be staying in our accommodation center in Puyllucana, Rural Cajamarca countryside.

The house is made with traditional materials such as adobe and stone, it also has a large garden. Wi-Fi will be available only in common areas. We recommend also using 3G data if staying connected is important to you.

All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper, and electricity.

Although rooms will be cleaned daily by staff, you will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep accommodation neat and organized.

Food Arrangements

The food will be typically Peruvian meaning lots of corn, beans, rice, chili peppers, potatoes, wheat, and other grains, all very vegetarian friendly. Keep in mind that some local dishes may be spicy!

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