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 face significant disadvantage, with limited access to quality healthcare and health education. On this Challenge you will spend two weeks working on a range of health promotion interventions aimed at improving awareness in the community of key health issues.  

 

Your Impact

You will be working with local community members including school children, teachers and parents to deliver health workshops focusing on essential health and wellbeing topics like basic first-aid, hygiene and sanitation, human anatomy and bodily function, diet and nutrition, mental health, girls and women’s health and non-communicable diseases. These workshops will play a big role in increasing the overall health of the community, as locals will receive the knowledge they need to keep themselves and their families healthy.

Following an induction and orientation when you arrive, your project days will be Monday-Friday with the weekend 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: 29th Jun - 13th Jul 2019
Extension Trip: 13 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Program Date: 30th Nov - 14th Dec 2019
Extension Trip: 14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
Program Date: 13th Jun - 27th Jun 2020
Extension Trip: 27 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020

*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). Your work on this Challenge will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: