See a different side of Peru through this unique challenge! Provide health education to the youth of Peru as well as the wider community.. We see this as the way to not only educate the next generation but through the children and by engaging their families, drive change into the local communities. One of the key areas that we are seeking to address with the children and their families is around hygiene, health and nutrition.
Your goal for your time in Peru is to support the students to improve diet and nutrition and raise awareness of wider issues around hygiene and healthy lifestyles. By implementing hygiene and nutritional workshops, we would like to start the process of change in habits by running health sessions at our partner schools. During these sessions you will provide general hygiene and nutritional information to children at one of our partner schools.
This placement will also give you the opportunity to develop your own skills in healthcare in a meaningful and impactful way whilst also developing the community’s knowledge. You will inspire a curious audience through teaching and facilitating health workshops. The positive effects of this exceptional programme will be immediately evident during your stay in Peru.
Your challenge doesn't have to come to an end after your volunteering programme. You can extend your trip for an extra week and trek to the incredible Machu Picchu! You can view the extension itinerary here.
You’ll learn so much, especially regarding to your social skills, which you learn both from teaching the kids and working with your mates. It’s also wonderful how you could use your own knowledge and capabilities to help a community in need.Volunteer - Long Hoang - Peru
Overall, I had a wonderful experience in Peru with Challenges abroad. Thanks Challenges Abroad for giving me the opportunity to help a community, learn about a different culture. The project was very well organised. Our team and challenge leader was amazing, and I've learnt so much from this experience.Volunteer - Isabella - Peru
*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!