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When: October 6th - 20th, 2012
If you can't make it for the full two weeks, there is a one week option available as well.
Where: Jaen, Peru
Pronounced "Hyen", Jaen is a small town in North Western Peru. Volunteers will fly into Lima where they will spend the night then take a short flight to Chicalayo and a bus to Jaen. It's well worth the journey to this unique, non-touristy Peruvian destination!
The Project: Rebuilding a school for working kids
Volunteers will work side by side with our Host Partner, CEPRONAM, and local workers to construct a school. All of the current educational buildings are made from adobe, a material which is extremely susceptible to earthquake damage. Rebuilding the school will provide a safe, upgraded facility for working children to receive an education.
Who can volunteer?
YOU can! This trip has no specialized restrictions and you don't need any special skills or training. You can work at your own pace and take breaks when needed.
Why volunteer in Jaen, Peru?
Poverty in Peru has its roots in high rates of illiteracy, lack of essential services, and inadequate agricultural resources and training. Many children leave school early to help support their families. In Jaen, volunteer participants work to improve and expand educational centres for working children. These educational centres provide meals and teach students important life skills that will enable them and their families to improve their lives.
This trip is a fantastic opportunity to travel somewhere "off the beaten path" while helping those in need. You'll never forget what it feels like to make a connection with people across the globe whose lives are so completely different from yours, and yet in some ways so much in common.
Plus, there will be plenty of time to discover the charm and beauty of Peru during your trip. From a visit to the Amazon to Machu Picchu to Cuzco, there is always something fun, exciting, and interesting to do!