Asociación Civil Inti Runakunaq Wasin
Focus: Community and Education.
INTI RUNAKUNAQ WASIN is a not for profit organization with a mission to contribute to the integral development of children, adolescents, and young people with special needs. All find themselves in high risk situations due to extreme poverty, being abandoned, or being victims of some form of family violence.
For 12 years, Inti has been offering voluntary educational services to children and adolescents. These development, creative, and vocational programs are offered in the mornings and afternoons. During the morning sessions, IRW focuses on adolescents from 12 to 18 years old while children in the afternoon are 8 to 12 years old.
Since 2006, Inti has initiated a pilot program for children and adolescents with special needs. These special needs children participate alongside the other children of Inti in the following workshops: handicrafts in leatherwork, sewing, embroidery, jewellery making, cooking and baking.
One of IRW's goals is to promote the strengthening of family units and to improve the relationships of parents with their children, through their School for Parents program, which provides fundamental support for the sustainability of the children's progress and their ability for success.
Costs & Benefits
The volunteers work according to their skills, there are a variety of volunteer positions available for example; Teaching English, Music or Art; Helping with homework, Cooking in the kitchen, Gardening and various other activities, there’s something for everyone.
Volunteers either work in the mornings from 09:00 till 13:00, in the evenings between 14:00 and 18:00 or the whole day, depending on the volunteer.
Volunteers make a one off donation to the project, up to 2 months $100, 3 months or more $200.
1 month housing not including meals is $220.
The minimum volunteer age is 18 years old, and be able to understand the problems experienced by children and adolescents at risk in Cusco.
ASOCIACION CIVIL INTI RUNAKUNAQ WASIN
Calle Ciro Alegria E-9 – Urb.
Villa Miraflores. San Jeronimo. Cusco, Peru
frente al penal del Mujeres deÂ Cusco
Location: Cusco, Peru
Average cost per day: $10
Focus: Various Children and adolescents Projects
Skills needed: Over 18 years of age.