In communities where education is not readily available, and for children enrolled in school to further their education during school breaks, volunteers work with primary school children in Casa Hogares (children’s shelters). These shelters provide a safe space for children with individual attention to improve literacy and English language skills, as well as an outlet for artistic expression. Through crafts, activities, stories, games, and individual education opportunities, volunteers facilitate a productive and positive environment to create a meaningful difference in the interaction, engagement, and academic potential of the most vulnerable students in Lima.
Volunteer work takes place each weekday morning for 4-5 hours, and Cultural & Learning Activities are provided most afternoons. These activities provide unique insights into the local community and culture, and include language lessons, reflection sessions, excursions to local points of interest, guest speakers, cooking lessons, and dance classes, among others. Volunteers have free time available most evenings and all weekends to explore the local community and country.