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Teaching English in Peru
 

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Project Overview

GVS holds an infinite range of opportunities for anyone who wants to share their English knowledge with the most needed children at Peru. Although Peru's school enrollment is quite high, but the educational quality and the children's access to schools still pose a significant problem. The educational system of Peru ranked 133rd out of 134 countries. Moreover it is estimated that Peru Government spends less than 3% of its GDP on education. Similarly lack of qualified, educated and trained teachers is another major problem in the primary schools of Peru. The schools are also poorly resourced and the students here are deprived of good English education, and are thus unable to participate in Peru's tourism industry and also to get respectable jobs in future. We at GVS are thus proud of our teaching projects at Peru as we and our volunteers are helping the children in developing their Basic English skills. Our English placement opportunities are available in rural or urban and primary or secondary schools at Cusco, Urubamba, Arequipa and some other parts of Peru. By volunteering with us in our English teaching program, you will help the children in learning English which will allow them to move forward in life. Your work will take you to the local schools of Peru where you will assist full - time teachers and will develop a long - term relationship with the children. Your timely help will benefit both the teachers and students and will also make a positive change in your attitude. You will have the chance to experience the finest culture of Peru while serving the poorest of Peru's citizens.

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

Our teaching volunteer opportunities at Peru allow you to build good relationships and to gain rewarding voluntary experience in a foreign country. Depending upon your abilities and capabilities, you will either ask to take the classes independently or to work as an English teacher assistant within classrooms to improve the pronunciation and conversation skills of students. You can help the children in organizing extracurricular activities such as art, music, games, sports, singing, dancing, solving puzzles and performing dramas or shows. Your major responsibility is teaching English to the students but you can also teach them some other subjects such as Mathematics, science, health, computer or IT etc depending upon your skills and interest. We encourage you to hold debates and discussions, and to organize other creative activities that can help the children to grasp the English more easily and quickly. With the help of local staff, you can take the children to educational tours or picnics. If possible, you can also bring items from home such as storybooks, photos, pen, pencils, stamps and magazines etc which can be great for building lessons around. You will also share your English knowledge with the local teachers at schools to improve their teaching abilities which will be helpful for both of students and teachers in future. You can also organize non - formal education classes after school. You can also participate in administration tasks like fundraising and other day - to - day activities. Thus by volunteering in our teaching project, you will be helping the poorer community while gaining the best teaching experience overseas.

PLEASE NOTE: While volunteering, you will be provided with day - to - day working schedule, teaching materials and any other help by a local teacher or coordinator. The working schedule may vary but generally you will take 3 - 4 classes of 60 minutes per day in a week with the exception of 2 days holiday. Teaching project is one of the challenging task but the local teachers at schools are so cooperative and friendly that you will never get bored from your work and we assure you will really enjoy your stay in the Peru schools. We recommend you to work closely with the local teachers to adjust easily in the new environment. Other than this, our volunteers will also find little disruptions in the working schedule due to their exams, cultural or traditional festivals and other similar situations. During these times, our volunteers don't need to work and can go home for a short holiday trip.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

You don't need to have any specific qualification for joining this project nor you must be a certified English teacher. If you are 18 years old, and you have excellent knowledge of spoken and written English, you are qualified for our teaching project. While teaching, you are expected to wear decent and neat clothes. You should bring energy and enthusiasm to the project to make a difference. Volunteers also need to be imaginative, hardworking, flexible and able to handle the children. You must possess a lot of patience and plenty of enthusiasm to face the everyday challenges during your stay there in Peru.

Project Factfile

The below given project fact file gives you a quick and general overview about the program. If you having any confusion or questions about the given program, then please feel free to write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org and let us know about your problem. We will solve your problem and our customer care centre will reply you in 1 - 2 days.

Country: Eduador
Project Type: Work for elderly care home
The Locations:  
The project starting dates: Our orphanage project begins on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If you are not able to schedule your flight date in the above mentioned date, then please write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org for other alternative dates so that we could arrange alternative dates for our volunteers.
Who can apply – This project is open for all ages and nationalities. You should be at least 18 years old. How ever, if a volunteer is less then 18, then he/she has to take permission letter from their parents or from their guardians.
Requirements and other skills: this project does not need any specific qualification or special experience, all you need is lots of enthusiasm, flexibility, self - motivation, full confidence and open mind to learn from new cultures. A volunteer must have at least medium level of English communication skills for this project, as you will need English to exchange your views with others
Project Duration:

We have both short - term and long - term projects. How ever it will depend on the volunteer's demand and flexibility. Projects are available from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.

Required Donation: You pay $ 220 for 2 weeks, US$75 for every week thereafter except registration and application processing fee.
Donation Contribution: almost 70% - 80% weekly program fee directly goes to your food and accommodation plus project support. Remaining 20% - 30% donations goes to field management, coordinators and other general expenses in the host county.
Arrival/Departure Point:  
Accommodation: you will get minimal types of accommodation. Volunteer should not expect any luxurious accommodation while stay and work in the project site. Our Accommodation depends on your project locations. You may stay with a host family or in a Guest House in single or shared room with a fan, with a shared bathroom with cold water and half board.
Food: Host family provide 2 - 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or as per the itinerary. You will receive normal and same types of food that local family prepares for themselves. Volunteers do not expect special food from the host family. Some volunteers have lunch at the orphanage or as per the itinerary
Project Hours: Working Hours are flexible; 5 - 6 days a week, approximately 3 - 4 hours per day, all other time is free. The project coordinator or staff will provide you all the working hours and activities that you will need to prepare in the project.
Cost of getting to the project from host family: Depending on location; up to 1 hour bus ride or other types of transportation (Budget approximately US$10 - 15 per week). This is NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKLY FEE.
Support Group: GVS has an effective and sound support system which is always present to route and guide you whenever you need any kind of help. You can contact our local coordinator 24/7 for any help or assistance.
What you will gain: From GVS orphanage project, volunteers will learn a lot. Volunteers will have a breath taking experience in Sri Lanka, as you will be helping the disadvantaged and poor children's. Visits to different tourist sites and ancient temples and fords will unable volunteers to learn from Sri Lankan culture and their tradition. This project will also help to develop your socializing skills, confidence level. Besides learning, this project will add tangible things to your resume, which will help you in your professional career, and you can easily achieve your goals and brighten your future.

Program Dates & Costs

In order to adjust the flight schedule of the volunteer and to make our schedule more flexible, All Global Volunteer Solutions programs start on every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month

Weekly Program Fee for volunteering only

volunteers are advised to adjust their flight schedule and other important works according to language program schedules (not available in Thailand). It is very unlikely to make extra arrangements for the missed classes. Internees and volunteers can stay and wait at the hotel on their own expense to start the program from the beginning.
Note: if a volunteer could not schedule or arrange their flight date in the above mentioned dates, then please write us for other alternative dates
Weekly Program Fee for volunteering only

Language and cultural orientation program Fee: US $ 250

Volunteering in week Total weekly Cost Volunteering in week Total weekly Cost
2 weeks volunteering     US$ 220 2 weeks Internship       US$ 255
3 weeks volunteering     US$ 295 3 weeks Internship       US$ 330
4 weeks volunteering     US$ 370 4 weeks Internship       US$ 405
5 weeks volunteering     US$ 445 5 weeks Internship       US$ 480
6 weeks volunteering     US$ 520 6 weeks Internship       US$ 555
7 weeks volunteering     US$ 595 7 weeks Internship       US$ 630
8 weeks volunteering     US$ 670 8 weeks Internship       US$ 705
9 weeks volunteering     US$ 745 9 weeks Internship       US$ 780
10 weeks volunteering     US$ 820 10 weeks Internship       US$ 855
11 weeks volunteering     US$ 895 11 weeks Internship       US$ 930
12 weeks volunteering     US$ 970 12 weeks Internship       US$ 1005
Cost of airport receive, transfer to host family/ hostel: US$ 95
01. What in-country support do I have when in Peru?
02. Can I get a daily schedule of programs in Peru?
03. Where is the Peru programs situated?
04. What is the official language of Peru?
05. How long does the Peru volunteer program last?
06. Will GVS arrange my flight to Peru?
07. Is there a particular airport that I must contact and book my flight with?
08. When should I arrive in Peru?
09. How will I recognize the GVS country coordinator?
10. What should I do if my flight to Peru is delayed?
11. What happens if my in-country contact fails to show up?
12. Is there anything I need to prepare before leaving for Peru?
13. How do I travel back to the airport after my volunteer program?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) FOR PERU
 
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL GENERAL QUESTIONS
General Questions, Before you Travel

01. What's the best time to apply for a Peru volunteer program?
02. How long will it take for GVS to process my application?
03. What are the documents required from me during the application period?
04. Are there necessary qualifications for volunteers in the Peru program?

Passport and Visa Information
Visa requirements
Program Informations
Food and Lodging

01. Where, how and with Whom Will I be staying with in Peru?
02. What room will I be staying in?
03. Can I stay with my girlfriend/boyfriend or female/male friend at the same room?
04. Can I bring my local villager friend in my room?
05. Can I bring electrical appliances?
06. What about my meals?
07. What are the dos and doníts during the project duration and the stay with the host family?
08. What happens if I am unhappy with my project or hosting facilities?
09. May I decide how long I want to stay once I get there?
10. What do I do in my free time when I am not working in the project?
11. What about drinking water?

Health and Safety Queries

01. Is it safe in Peru?
02. What are the principle healths risks in Peru?
03. Do I need to get health insurance?
04. Who do I contact in case of a health - related emergency?
05. What are the sanitary conditions in Peru?

Money Information

01. Is it safe to carry cash with me?
02. How much money should I bring with me?
03. What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
04. Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
05. How do I make contact with the GVS in - country coordinator?
06. How can my family members contact me?

Local Culture Information

01. Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Peru?
02. What should I know about Peru's religious conduct?
03. How do I respect the Peru's people?

Materials to Bring

There are different materials that you can bring with yourself

Free Time

01. Enjoying free Time in Peru

 

GLOBAL VOLUNTEER SOLUTIONS (GVS) FAQ FOR PERU Weekly

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is derived from generic information about the country, and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly, and the information contained here may not be up to date. Participants should consult Global Volunteer Solutions staff or travel advisors to verify this information.