Qualitative Education Teacher

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Coordinator | Stefanie
Coordinator | Stefanie
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Oye LENA offers in the morning private education to children and teenagers with disabilities and every afternoon to toddlers with a focus on girls and inclusive education This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

This teach program tries to tackle poverty and social inequality through qualitative education. Every child has the right to qualitative education, focussed on personality development, regardless of their own capabilities and limitations and regardless of the place and culture in which they grow up. Children from underprivileged families and ethnic minorities, children with a disability and children in rural areas should have the same opportunities as others.

This is why we offer those children qualitative education and give them a hot meal at noon. We also organize doctors and dentists appointments, help them in their schools if necessary, we have parent meetings, ...

You work together in a team of (10) volunteers (p.e. teachers, speech therapist, physiotherapists) under the guidance of a Peruvian teacher and 2 Belgian project responsibles. In a mutual agreement we set up your daily tasks:

  • You give classes in the  morning to kids with disability.
  • You give classes in the afternoon to little groups of toddlers.
  • You help with cleaning and keeping the project in order.
  • You help to prepare workshops for the parents.
  • You help prepare workshops for the schools in Curahuasi.
  • You give classes in the community schools near to Curahuasi once a week.
  • You visit monthly an orphanage and play games with the children.
  • You help to improve the core functioning of Oye LENA (developing didactic materials, elaborate themes or projects, …).
  • You help outside (building, gardening, farming, …).
  • You choose to take up a specific task (photography, translation, …).
  • You help to prepare special events (Christmas, birthdays, …).
  • You help to prepare and guide the monthly siblings day.

You indicate which tasks you prefer on the application form.

The project is in Curahuasi, Peru. It's a really nice environment: you have the prettiest view and it's a very safe town. 

Typical day

08:45 Short reunion
09:00 Pick-up of the special kids at their houses OR free spanish classes
10:00 Individual classes with special kids
12:00 lunch break
12:45 Toddlers arrive. You supervise the playground, toilets and the lunch room
13:50 Circulo
14:10 Classes and toothbrushing
14:35 Watch the kids during their afternoon break
14:50 learning centers
15:35 The kids go to the toilet, eat a banana and two cookies
16:10 the kids go home

Free-time activities

In and around Curahuasi (Cusco) you have a lot of different free time activities, some of these are the following:

  • Hiking the mountains in Curahuasi (San Christobal, Capitan Rumi)
  • Swimming in the hot springs (Cconoc) or the natural swimming pool (Lukmos)
  • Book a tour to see the peruvian Condors
  • Book a horse ride tour in the nature of Curahuasi
  • Visit different lakes and lagoons
  • Visiting concerts, cultural activites, museums, Yoga-centers, bars, restaurants, discotheques etc. in Cusco

In Cusco you have furthermore the opportunity to do various tours, like e.g. the Rainbow mountain, the jungle, the Sacred Valley, visiting the ruins of the Incas and many many more.

For further information, please don´t hesitate to ask.

Water Sports


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 Spanish (basic level) or English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Teachers, physiotherapists, speech therapists, any other educational background at high school level
Required Documents
CV, application form and criminal background check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We are looking for teachers, speech therapists, physiotherapists, but also if you have an other educational background, you are very welcome. It is important to have a feeling for interacting with children. In order to communicate efficiently with the children, teachers,… it is important that you are able to express yourself in Spanish. Being able to have a conversation in Spanish is crucial: the more Spanish you speak, the more fun and the easier the contact with the children will be.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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.
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees

Details on arrival

You can start at the project any monday you want, but please contact us beforehand to check if there's a room available. 

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
8 - 50 weeks

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Qualitative Education Teacher

Oye LENA offers in the morning private education to children and teenagers with disabilities and every afternoon to toddlers with a focus on girls and inclusive education

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