Our project with children
“kids” programme is focused on children that live on the outskirts of Huancayo. These areas are characterised by extreme social and economic poverty. Overall, basic public services, such as safe drinking water, sanitation, electricity, healthcare and infrastructure, are non-existent.
We find children in a chronic state of malnutrition, and who are exposed to dangerous street conditions and dysfunctional families (domestic violence, sexism, alcoholism, amongst others). These children either do not turn up for school or have been working since a young age to help sustain their families.
Our objective is to help change and improve this situation. Thus, we encourage education that motivates the children and helps to provide them with emotional support, to develop healthy self-esteem, to teach them to be responsible and respective of society and the environment, and, above all, to show them the importance of solidarity and human cooperation.
Details of this project
We work with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. We have developed a fun and practical teaching method, focused on encouraging knowledge on ethical values for their present and future.
Type of volunteering
Socio-emotional / educational / children
Duration of volunteering
We ask that volunteers commit to a period between a minimum of 8 weeks (negotiable) to a maximum of 12 weeks.
The minimum duration is for the purposes of educational stability, in order to maintain continuity on the project and provide the children with trust and security.
Location of the project
In the marginal areas of the Andean city of Huancayo and towns around that city
Activities and Tools:
- handicrafts (origami, drawing and painting
- bakery etc.)
- Theatre and acting
- School support and tuition (English, maths etc.)
- Active games for learning and interaction
- Ecology and
- Hygiene and nutrition
- Tolerance, self-esteem and confidence
interesting and fun activities
As previously mentioned, the objective is to provide emotional, material and instructive support to this sector. Therefore, previous work experience with children is recommended (but not mandatory)
We benefit greatly from students or professionals within this area, such as within the fields of psychology, social education, social work, teacher training, leisure management, pedagogy, occupational therapy or sociology.
IMPORTANT: It is not a problem if you do not have experience or specialization. By showing themselves to being responsible and willing to learn in this area, our volunteers can count on tailored advice from the project coordinators and director, in order for their work and voluntary contribution to be a great success.