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Childhood educator

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4 - 50 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Excellent 4.8  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Good response rate

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the rich and uniquely different cultures of the Costa, Sierra, and Selva Regions
  • Enjoy Lima’s fun nightlife
  • Experience one of the best cuisines in the world
  • Share precious moments with the Superlearner kids and staff
  • Express your personality and develop your skills through working in a challenging and inspiring work environment

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

About the program

Develop educational activities for children and teenagers.

Superlearner is an Italian NGO operating in Lima (Peru). Founded in 2017, it is a volunteer association that provides informal education. 

In Peru, more than 50% of students do not reach basic-level standards in reading, science, and mathematics. Public schools represent less than half of Peru’s ...

About the program

Superlearner is an Italian NGO operating in Lima (Peru). Founded in 2017, it is a volunteer association that provides informal education. 

In Peru, more than 50% of students do not reach basic-level standards in reading, science, and mathematics. Public schools represent less than half of Peru’s educational institutions and more than half do not have access to three basic services – water, electricity, and sewage.

 

It can be difficult to feel as though you can rise above such circumstances – these poor conditions seem to tell Peru’s children that they are unworthy, not smart enough, or even that they will not amount to anything. Superlearner aims to empower these kids to achieve their dreams through education. We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to grow into whatever they want to be. Our goal is to show them that this is possible.


Our volunteer project is based in Lima (Peru), in the sector of Pamplona Alta belonging to the district of San Juan de Miraflores.

Since the 1950s, this district has been the site of a series of migration waves from remote Peruvian regions. Thousands of poverty-stricken families chose to relocate here and built houses out of wood, cardboard, and plastic tarp. In particular, Pamplona Alta was primarily developed due to families who lost their houses in a large fire in 1963. After this fire, more families migrated from surrounding slums in Lima. Additionally, the Nueva Rinconada neighborhood is located at the height of the hills in Pamplona Alta and was chiefly developed in the 1990s. Nueva Rinconada lacks running water, basic infrastructure, and at times electricity – this makes it one of the poorest areas and difficult to access.

Superlearner does not want to simply bring meaningful education to some of Peru’s most vulnerable children – we want to empower them to build resilience through the confidence that true education provides. We do not want to only “help” communities with short-term projects - we want to collaborate with them to build a long-term, self-sustaining program that fits their needs and continues to benefit local areas long after our volunteers leave. To reach these goals, we need to learn from each other and train local teachers or community leaders who can upkeep Superlearner’s work.

We are trying to put together an excellent team to make our pilot project effective, efficient, and successful. Every volunteer can personally contribute through their individual abilities, skills, and availability, becoming part of a large community.

Our curriculum is intended to supplement the education that our children are already receiving (our students all attend their local public schools). While any schooling is meaningful, our kids’ educational paths are substantially behind that of expensive Peruvian private schools. We aim to close this gap by offering reinforcement in subject areas that they are lagging behind in. We believe our students are as naturally talented and worthy as students from wealthier areas and backgrounds. And, in order to realize these talents, they need more individual attention and more comprehensive teaching.


The mission: the volunteer will plan and realize educational activities for children and teenagers, with the aim to develop the kids’ soft skills.

General tasks: 

  • Organize and develop educational activities for children and teenagers
  • Produce educational material
  • Participate in meetings to coordinate teamwork

Do you have any special skills that could benefit our project? Do not hesitate to contact us and tell us about your ideas! Enthusiasm is the only requirement - any idea is welcome! Tell us how you could benefit our project and we will create a position that best suits your skills and desires.

The volunteer is expected to be able to adapt to a different culture, be a team player, and be punctual for meetings. It is essential to bring a personal device like a laptop or tablet.

We do not ask anyone to pay fees for volunteering with us. The only cost is the subscription fee (10 Euros). We use this to pay for mandatory insurance as we are an NGO registered in Italy. However, as we are a small NGO working on a low budget, we cannot offer free accommodation and food, as all of our funds are used to realize our educational activities. Though, we can help volunteers find a cheap solution (sometimes a free one).



Typical day

Our work is divided into two parts:

  1. Office Work – this involves working individually and/or in teams to work on projects (depending on each person’s tasks) or meeting to share ideas, check work, and find solutions to any problems.
  2. Field Work – this involves the team going on day trips to ...

Typical day

Our work is divided into two parts:

  1. Office Work – this involves working individually and/or in teams to work on projects (depending on each person’s tasks) or meeting to share ideas, check work, and find solutions to any problems.
  2. Field Work – this involves the team going on day trips to complete community-oriented work, mostly with the children.

Depending on the volunteer’s team and their individual tasks, they will be working 4-5 days a week. We have a general week schedule for activities with children. Office Work complements this schedule and can be more flexible. If needed, we can arrange a different schedule depending on the volunteer’s availability.

On Field Work days, volunteers will go by bus to a meeting point (in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on the schedule). Volunteers will reach the community in a group and work on the activity (generally lasting 2 hours) inside the communal local. After, volunteers will come back to do Office Work or go to their houses.


Free-time activities

In Lima, there are plenty of activities to do during free time. Located on the Pacific coast, Lima is great for swimming, surfing, and other water sports. And, as the city is huge, there are always activities to do – you could go out at night, go to concerts, go shopping or sightseeing, visit ...

Free-time activities

In Lima, there are plenty of activities to do during free time. Located on the Pacific coast, Lima is great for swimming, surfing, and other water sports. And, as the city is huge, there are always activities to do – you could go out at night, go to concerts, go shopping or sightseeing, visit museums or go hiking in the surrounding mountains.

Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (intermediate level) or Spanish (basic level)

Education Requirements

at High School level

Criminal Background Check

required

Required Documents

CV and motivational letter

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

If the volunteer speaks English, knowledge of Spanish is not essential. However, basic Spanish skills are preferred. The volunteer should also: - be able to adapt to a different culture and lifestyle (e.g. a different nutritional diet) - be independent in their daily life - be able to work effectively in a team - possess organizational skills and a constructive manner - be punctual

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 14:30 - 16:30

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Superlearner Project Lima OdV

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Airport Pickup at Jorge Chavez International Airport

An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

Accommodation

Please arrange your own accommodation.

Food & Beverages

Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Volunteers can join the project throughout the year - there are no specific arrival days.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 14€
50 weeks (max. stay) 14€
Average fees 2€/week

Program fees

2€ per week 4 - 50 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 50 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Superlearner Project Lima OdV during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Superlearner Project Lima OdV

Excellent 4.8 rating (9 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2015

Verified by Volunteer World

  Good response rate

Coordinated by

Caterina

Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English, Italian

About the project

Through formal and non-formal education, Superlearner aims to empower kids from impoverished backgrounds to reach their full potential

Meet your organization

The Superlearner Lima Project Odv is a community-oriented project that aims to empower kids to achieve their dreams through formal and non-formal education. We compliment the current educational system by offering language lessons, brain training, physical and other creative activities. During a day with Superlearner, we might paint portraits, practise skateboarding, or create a personal book in English - only the sky is the limit! Ultimately, building self-confidence and self-worth, while stimulating their own potential.

Our Mission
Our hope is to make the children understand their own potential and show them that another reality is possible. Every child should have the opportunity to grow into whatever they want to be. Our goal is to show them that it is possible.

Our Belief
These core values are the foundation of the Superlearner empowerment project and our work with the children:
  • Happy environment 
    We aim to create a happy environment where children can express themselves, discover their interests and intelligence, and develop their skills. We aim to support both the children's educational skills as well as life skills; all of which they can benefit from when encountering hardship now and in the future. While learning and having fun, we wish to show the children that they are bright, capable, and worthy; three important things to be told when everything around you seems to indicate the opposite.
  • One big Superlearner team
    We believe in working together with the children and their families to achieve their dreams. There are many programs
     that say they are here to help those in need. However, we believe that this mentality undermines the self-worth that we try to instill. Thus, we never say help. Instead, we preach collaborationThe volunteers, our partners, the local families; we are all a part of a team. We encourage each other to share our thoughts and ideas - and to listen and acknowledge. It is important to Superlearner to show each child that his or her voice counts. 
  • Embrace the reality
    In Superlearner, we believe that empowerment and education must appeal to all aspects of life; language lessons and other activities cannot empower children alone. Therefore, our team consists of teachers, psychologists,
     and nutritionists among others and we cooperate with organizations that can provide us the necessary resources for any type of situation. Hereby, we can approach both physical and mental health issues too.
In this way, Superlearner works towards its goal of making a long-term, tangible difference in the local communities.

Join us!
If you are looking to make a real difference in the lives of others and would like to be a part of building something great, come along and volunteer with us! We need help in several ways; teaching, marketing, organizing, fundraising, and much more! 
Passion and enthusiasm are what Superlearner is about! Our volunteers come from many different countries, are skilled in a variety of fields, and contribute in their own unique way. Don't hesitate to contact us and we will create a position that suits your skills and desires.



9 reviews · rating4.8

Brittni rating5

2018 at Childhood educator

This project will have a major, positive impact on the children and the community of Pamplona. I’ve been fortunate enough to see first hand how hard the founders and volunteers are working to make this project successful and fun! Great things are ...
Nicole Olbertz rating4.8

2023 at Sport Teacher

Ik heb een maand in Lima, in Pamplona Alta in het Superlearner project geholpen. Ik ging ervan uit dat ik alleen zou helpen met de sportactiviteiten, maar het was meer gevarieerd door ook de kinderen te helpen Engelse woorden te leren, brieven te schrijven en te helpen met knutselen. Ik heb na deze ...
Superlearner provides education (English, music and sport classes) to kids from a poor community in Peru. This not only involves children but also the ...
margherita firmani rating4.8

2019 at Graphic Designer & Branding

I spent about a month with the superlearner working as a graphic designer, producing both materials for the association and for children. I also had the opportunity to participate in activities with children in Pamplona neighborhood. it was an unforgettable experience .. They have all been very ...
I worked with Superlearner for four months and it was an amazing experience! I did not only help with English classes, but we also played football, drawed mandalas and learnt how to skate. I met a lot of other volunteers from various countries and really enjoyed to be with the children. I will never ...
I recommend investment. Most of us rarely get out of our houses to help others. We say and sometimes even think we would like to. This is your chance, A real place to send donations, doing real work for real people woh really need it. Teaching these kids how to strengthen their economy apparently ...

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