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Peru is a wonderful country and you’ll be working in the beautiful quiet Sacred Valley, near the town of Cuzco and surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains. However, despite it’s beauty, Peru is still a developing country and you’ll be working in one of the poorest areas in the region.
We work with local schools run by the government, but they have limited resources and there is generally no curriculum for health education. Through our program we aim to address the increasing health disparities among children and adolescents of marginalized communities. We work collaboratively with our local partners to develop programs, which take a long term and holistic view of improving the health of disadvantaged communities. Through this challenge volunteers will provide health education to the young generation of Urubamba, as well as the wider community, at the same time helping them improve their spoken English.
This alternative Break will give you an authentic feel of Peru whilst being able to run health promotion classes within the local community and schools, as well as help facilitate follow up sessions at the local medical clinic.
|Contact Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Availability|
|ISU Nursing||March 5th – March 12th 2016||Book Now|
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.
Upon arrival we’ll pick you up and transfer you to the Sacred Valley where you’ll be staying for the week. Your accommodation is in the beautiful scenic town of Urubamba, once you’re settled in we’ll head for a welcome meal with all our team and some of the key partners of the town. You’ll be briefed on the project and start to plan the week.
The daily schedule will differ throughout the week, but you’ll be spending time within the local schools running health promotion classes and providing students with essentials such as toothpaste and toothbrushes. Lessons should include basic hygiene and health advice.
Volunteers can teach children about a range of subjects such as how to eat a balanced diet, the importance of physical activity, general hygiene, dental hygiene, common food related diseases and how to avoid them as well as why it’s important to go to the doctor!
As a group you’ll also put together and promote drop-in sessions throughout the community, giving appointments for follow up sessions for those that need additional treatment.
You also have the option for Spanish lessons in the evenings.
This morning we will pick you up and transfer you to Cuzco where you’ll have an opportunity to explore the local shops and restaurants before being transferred to the airport for your flight back