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The main goal of the project is to promote the ideal that young generations are the most determinative factor for the future growth of a nation. This kindergarten provides English language exposure and cultural exchange opportunities as a means of broadening the children’s horizons. The project also aids in providing support and assistance to the kindergarten teachers who are faced with large classes and administrative work.
 
Speaking English is an invaluable skill that opens the door to future prospects and opportunities. This kindergarten aims to start teaching English at a young age, between 2-4 years old, so they too will have a better chance to succeed in their future careers. 
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Location of the Project:  Cajamarca, Peru
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Project length:  Min 1 week - Max 12 weeks
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Arrival Airport:  Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport (CJA)
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Volunteer Work:  Child care and teaching English
Age:  17 - 35
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Number of Volunteers:  Up to 20 international volunteers

What's Included

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Accommodations:  Shared room in volunteer house
Food:  Three meals a day (excluding lunch on the weekends)
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Airport Transfers:  Airport pickup upon arrival
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Insurance:  Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage
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Support:  Local in-country team and 24-hour emergency support

What's not Included

Flights, personal expenses, lunch on the weekends, visa (if required)
Peru, known for its incredible cultural heritage sites, such as the renowned Machu Picchu, is the third largest country in South America. Peru is geographically diverse, with a variety of landscapes, climates and ecosystems. This makes it possible to go surfing at its northern beaches one day, and hiking in its vast mountains the next. 

This project is located in Los Baños del Inca, a quiet location near the northern Andes city of Cajamarca, known for its natural thermal springs, breathtaking mountain views and relaxing atmosphere. The location provides the best of both worlds with its proximity to both natural wonders such as the Andes Mountains and Amazon Rainforest, and the bustling commercial center of Cajamarca. There is also a rich Incan history to explore, as the city is known for the Battle of Cajamarca where the Inca Empire fell.
As a volunteer on this project, you will directly partake in the day-to-day operations of the kindergarten. Volunteers will mainly work out of a public kindergarden 2-minutes walking distance from the accommodation (though based on local need, there is a chance you may be assigned to another local kindergarten). Your primary task is to communicate in English with the children and try to teach them English in a fun and practical way. Most of your volunteer work will take place in the morning; however, you may also have to assist with classes in the afternoon. Additional tasks will include:
  • Supporting local staff with caring for the children
  • Managing and organizing classes 
  • Playing games and guiding activities
  • Implementing hygiene initiatives such as teeth brushing in the mornings
  • Creating and organizing activities to stimulate English practice
A typical day: After breakfast, you will go to the kindergarten to play with the children and teach English from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Afterwards, you'll head back to the accommodations for lunch at 12:45 pm. During the afternoon, you'll have time to prepare lessons and materials for the following day. After dinner, you’ll have free time to relax and rest. Saturdays and Sundays are yours to spend as you wish. 

Holidays: During school holidays, volunteering will take place in the form of an English teaching holiday program. 

The school holidays are as follows:
The first two weeks of July 2018
December 15, 2018 to the first week of March 2019 
July 29, 2019 - August 9, 2019
Decemebr 21, 2019 - March 6, 2020

Volunteer work does not take place during national holidays, but you are always welcome to join in the local celebration.
Please note these consecutive holidays, which may impact short-term placements, before registering:
  • April 13 & 14, 2018
  • July 28 & 29, 2018
  • January 1& 2, 2019
  • Dec 24  & 25, 2019
Internet
Internet:  Free WIFI is available, although the connection is not always reliable. Volunteers may choose to supplement the provided WiFi with 3G data or visit the internet cafe in the main township.
Laundry
Laundry:  Volunteers should expect to wash clothes by hand.
Accommodations
Accommodations:  You will stay at a volunteer house made with traditional materials such as adobe and stone, with large gardens and a nearby chicken coop. Rooms are spacious and completely furnished, including a locker to store valuables, and will accommodate 2-4 volunteers. The house is also equipped with shared bathrooms, a kitchen and a rooftop terrace with hammocks.
Food:  All weekday meals are included and typically include rice, a staple of the region. The Peruvian diet is vegetarian-friendly, with large amounts of corn, beans, potatoes, wheat and other grains. On Saturdays and Sundays, only brunch and dinner are provided.
Please take note of this project's minimum requirements:
  • Minimum age of 17
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Desire to explore a different culture
  • Immunizations (please consult your local travel clinic)
  • Open-mindedness and willingness to learn
  • Police clearance form
Travel Extras (Not Included):
You can extend your stay with one or more great travel extras for an additional fee. Choose from one or more of the following and sign up upon registration.

Spanish Classes: Whether you're starting from scratch or just looking to brush up on your skills, this add-on is a great way to make the most of your volunteer experience. Classes are either 20 hours a week or 30 hours a week, with a maximum of six people per class. Afternoon conversation classes are also offered for those who wish to further their Spanish in a more informal setting. 

Culture Week: The program provides a comprehensive introduction to South American culture, the Cajamarca region, and the traditions and customs of Northern Peru. If you join this add-on, you'll get to visit some of the highlights of Northern Peru, in addition to learning some basic Spanish, trying some typical Peruvian dishes and experiencing the local culture.
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