Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension)
Location: Peru
Total Cost: $2,050 ($2,850 with extension)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Despite the sheer beauty of the Sacred Valley and it’s awe-inspiring mountain backdrop, many communities in the area face a range of social and economic issues. On this Challenge you will spend two weeks working on a variety of projects aimed at improving education quality in the region to provide local children and their families a brighter future.

 

Your Impact

Working in one of our partner schools to deliver a range of workshops that supplement the national curriculum, you could be running sessions that focus on conversational English, STEM, life skills, creative arts and sports! Our in-country team has worked closely with local partners to determine the areas in which local children’s education can be enhanced, and we encourage our volunteers to be creative and deliver fun workshops that will both engage children and allow them to learn hands-on.

You will also have the chance to work on a renovation project at one of our partner schools with the aim of creating a safer and more inspiring learning environment. You could be painting an educational mural, renovating a playground, creating a library, installing a hand-washing station and more!

Following an induction and orientation when you arrive, your project days will be Monday-Friday with the weekends free to travel and explore. We recommend heading to UNESCO World Heritage city Cusco and making a trip to the infamous Rainbow Mountain! 

 

Extend your trip and visit Machu Picchu!

After your Challenge you can join our optional extension trip and embark on the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, a truly once in a lifetime experience. On this 5-day trek you'll walk more than 70km and reach an altitude of 4600m above sea level as you make your way to South America's most famous landmark. You'll see Humantay Lake, cross Salkantay Mountain and pass through cloud forests before reaching Machu Picchu for that bucket list moment at the end of your trip!

 

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 15th June – 29th June 2019
Extension Trip: 29 Jun 2019 - 05 Jul 2019
Program Date: 13th July - 27th July 2019
Extension Trip: 27 Jul 2019 - 02 Aug 2019
Program Date: 30th Nov - 14th Dec 2019
Extension Trip: 14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Your Impact

In Peru, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). By increasing access to quality education in marginalised communities and completing essential renovation work, you will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: