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Street children in Peru

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Project Overview

Global Volunteer Solutions is a volunteer bases organization aiming to reduce poverty, promote employment, and advance education among street children at Cusco, Urubamba and some other parts of Peru. Volunteers are needed to help meet the daily needs of children living at Peru. Peru is one of the poor countries where about 60% of children are living below poverty. It is very hard to believe that there are more than 3 million working children in Peru. The tragedy of street children at Peru cannot be explained in words. They are living on streets without roof and clothes, and suffering from poor health, malnutrition, physical trauma, child prostitutes, and physical violence. They work on rubbish truck, collecting and sorting through litter, and find their food from rummaging through the rubbish bags by other households. The continuous huger and hard street conditions have forced a lot of these children to become street beggars or thieves, and in many cases child prostitutes. To forget their daily sufferings, these poor children have started to consume cheap alcohol and drugs. It is estimated that about 97% of street children population uses drugs. Have you ever think what we have done for these children? In contrary our neglect and ignorance had made them cruel and we have destroyed young lives and condemned souls. We are now launching our program in collaboration with numerous welfare organizations such as street children center, adolescent and infant care centers at Peru to provide much needed help to the street children there. Would you also like to join our hands in this heartwarming program and help the disadvantaged children to rediscover their childhood?

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

As a volunteer, you can bring smile on the sad faces of deprived street children by giving them your time and love. You can help the street children in following ways: teaching them Basic English, providing them care and support and make assure they stay with the group, help the children during snack and meal times, ensure all children wash their hands, and assist in creativity - based activities such as painting, art classes, etc. You can also help the children in identifying colors, numbers and objects. You also need to identify children with dental or other health - related problems. You will also supervise the children during break time. You might also take informal education classes with these street children and make them aware about the world. You can also play games with them and introduce them to different new activities. Depending upon your skills and interest, you can also teach the street children different vocational skills such as sewing, typing, beautician, and computer skills etc to make them able to stand on their own feet. You should also create awareness among them about their rights in the society. You can also involve them in extra creative curricular activities such as playing games, painting, dancing, singing, playing music and organizing games. You also need to educate the children about issues related to health, sanitation, and hygiene etc. The street children are deprived of clothes and other basic necessities, thus it will really help them if you donate old clothes, blankets, toys, and some money for their daily utilization. You might also be asked to help in daily routines of the designated center, such as, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, and routine maintenance etc. Thus your love and support will really help the children to become converted into decent and responsible adults.

PLEASE NOTE: As a volunteer in this project, you might face some difficulties because volunteering in new environment is always a challenging task. This is the reason why we recommend you to work closely with our project coordinator or supervisors so that you might not found any difficulty during your volunteering period and you enjoy your stay there. Our project coordinator will also provide you your daily working schedule. The schedule is very much flexible. You are required to work only 5 days a week for about 3 to 4 hours. Besides this you will also find little disruptions in the work schedule due to your exam, cultural and traditional festivals or other similar situations. During these times you are not allowed to work. Instead we recommend you to go for a short holiday trip whenever you are free from your work schedule.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

The minimum age requirement for volunteering in this project is 18 years. You don't need to have any specific qualification or prior experience for joining this project. All you need to have is love and compassion for the street children. You should possess a lot of patience, plenty of enthusiasm and confidence to face the everyday challenges boldly. You should also know medium level of English. You should bring energy and enthusiasm to make the difference. You must also be stable, able to learn, hardworking, imaginative, willing to learn and able to handle the children. You are also expected to be open minded and flexible with your responsibilities and should provide support in which ever area it is required most.

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: Teaching English in Buddhist Temple School Project
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?

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




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.