Wawawasi (House of Children in Quechua Language) is an amazing center for poor children full of energy and great hopes.
Childcare program is very flexible, no special skills needed however full
energy is required
The children at the projects we work with require a lot of care, attention and most importantly, companionship. Volunteers will assist with organizing activities for the children as well as helping them with their school work. Volunteers are encouraged to use their skills and interests to develop activities such as music and dance, jewelry making, aerobics, arts and crafts, etc.
Children from 1 to 6 years old attend our program, where the mean goal is to teach children basic knowledge of colors, language, music, numbers and to grow in a safe, clean, proper environment feeling loving, caring and strong.
There are about 50 Children attending to our program, their families come from poor or broken marriages. Some of these children are orphans and taken care by relatives.
While our programs are flexible and can be fit to your requirements, an example of a typical day is as follows:
7:30 AM Breakfast with the host family
8:00 AM Volunteer leaves home and takes public transport (or in some cases walks) to the project with other volunteers and program staff. You will be given a plan for your work. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break. Work and hours are dependent on the project and location that the volunteer is participating in.
2:00 PM-5:00 PM Work at the project usually ends. The volunteer at this point is free to visit and explore the city. When you first arrive you will also have the city tour in the afternoon and the night tour during the evening. You may also want to spend additional time with the children at your project up until the late afternoon.
7-7:30 PM Dinner with the host family.
Volunteers normaly work either mornings or afternoons, having the rest of the day free. Volunteers can use this free time to take spanish classes, salsa classes, go on small hikes or simplely explore the city and meet locals.
Peru Volunteer and travel also orginizes tours on the weekends, specially for volunteers; tours to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, jungle or biking, treks or visits to other cities of Peru.
We pick volunteers up from the Cusco airport and transfer them to their accommodations. Flight information needs to be sent to us prior arrival in Perú.
Volunteers stay in Host families in order to enhance their volunteers experience, where they will also be able to practice Spanish and go on family trips with the family. Accommodations are based on shared occupancy.(other options are also available upon request)
3 meals per day