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.
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!
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!
My time in Peru was a very rewarding and memorable experience. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to teach in a local school. I was fortunate to implement STEM in the classroom, which saw students work together, be creative, hands on and problem solve. It was wonderful to see the kids get out of their comfort zone and experience a different style of learning.Can Cattelini - Australian Catholic University student
Volunteering in Peru has been the most amazing, rewarding and at times a challenging experience with an incredible group of people. This little part of the world will always have a place in my heart.Isabella McConachy - Queensland University of Technology
Volunteering with challenges abroad has been such an incredible experience and one that has impacted me for the better. It was eye opening being able to teach children in a third world country and I feel much more appreciative and grateful for what I have. While some aspects of the trip were challenging, overall it was an incredible experience that I will be eternally grateful for.Niki Bath - University of the Sunshine Coast student
*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!