Details: Volunteer at a local school
The Pueblos Jovenes, or “Young Towns,” is a nickname given to the vast amount of impoverished areas surrounding Lima and other cities of Peru. These towns are composed of poorly-constructed shacks which generally lack running water, electricity, and other basic services that we have grown accustomed to in our daily lives. Water delivery and other such necessities cost six to ten times more than in more affluent parts of Lima, making it a luxury that most of the locals can not afford. Work to improve the quality of life in these areas is primarily carried out by volunteer organizations. On tour, your project will involve providing schools with basic classroom equipment, bathrooms, playgrounds, and water facilities that they are otherwise lacking. All necessary materials to fix, build, and repair the schools are included. This experience will leave you with a new appreciation for how one person can make a difference to so many people in need.