Volunteer Family - Mats Lindbolm (Swedish - Use google translate for your required language)
As Team Leader for the Macquarie University PACE program, d'Arcy lead 17 students from Australia to help Peru's Challenge in the Quilla Huata community during the month of July 2011. The group helped start the construction of a workshop for the mothers in the Quilla Huata community; taught English, Art, Sport, Dance and Hygiene; recorded and evaluated health information for the local kids; and helped in the office on our sponsorship program.
Antipodeans Abroad is an Australian company that sends young Australian all around the world on Gap and UniBreak programs. Every year, we receive groups that help with classes at our local schools and they also fundraise to complete a construction project such as greenhouses, classrooms, kitchens and computer centres.
From August 2010 to October 2010, Lianda joined Peru’s Challenge, an organization that helps to provide opportunities for poverty-stricken children and families, in Cusco, Peru. She spent her weeks working alongside a group of volunteers from all over the world building facilities, teaching English, hygiene, and nutrition, and helping the children grow and live in a sustainable, healthy, and loving environment.
The National Leadership Council (NLC) is a 4-year leadership program organized by DiscoveryBound. In July, a group of 17 teens and 3 class leaders worked at the school in a village called Huatata, which is between Cusco and Urubamba. They helped the local villagers build a classroom, and taught art, music, dance, sports, and English to the students. Collectively, they logged more than 1000 hours of volunteer work. Their efforts were organised by a local non-profit called Peru’s Challenge, which is helping several rural communities in Peru become self-sustainable.
Lisa Anne traveled to Peru from Australia and assisted Peru's Challenge in teaching classes and building schools in rural Peru.
Gordon and Sonia spent a month in Peru with Peru's Challenge and document their experience in their honest and descriptive blog.
A team of thirteen people embark on a life changing journey to Peru to enjoy tours to the famed Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and many other historically breathtaking sights. Alongside their endeavour, they assisted Peru's Challenge in building schools and teaching hygiene and English classes.
Irwinconsult sponsored two people (one Irwinconsult staff member and one client chosen by Peru's Challenge from applications) to travel and volunteer in Peru. This blog describes the volunteers first hand experience of the tough existence Peruvian people face but are also able to enjoy the beauty and magic of Peru with tours and cultural activities as part of the volunteer program.
This blog consists of photo coverage of the experience one had traveling through Peru and working with the kids in Cuzco through Peru's Challenge.
In 2006 Michaela Potter took a career break and volunteered in Peru for the summer. This was the first time she really spent an extended amount of time in one place, and the experience that she writes about was amazing. She volunteered with Peru's Challenge in the village of Pumamarca and contributed her talents and strengths to help better the lives of those less fortunate.
This blog highlights the happenings of a typical day at Pumamarca School where days of full construction at 3500m altitude challenges the average person. The writer describes the exquisite Peruvian meals, Spanish lessons and great moments lived in Peru.
Lauren Wooldridge, fresh out of Mizzou's School of Journalism wandered into the Andes and began working with Peru's Challenge, utilising her skills and charisma to help impact the lives of the children in Cuzco.