Focus: Community and Education.
INTIWAWA is a young non-governmental organization that is located in Arequipa/Peru as well as Emsdetten/Germany. The name IntiWawa is Quechua and means “Children of the Sun".
Volunteers have the opportunity to teach English and computer classes, do after school projects, and help in kindergarten, intercultural projects, food projects, (dental) health projects, women's handcraft workshop and many more community projects. We recently build a house in the small village, which serves as a community centre.
The primary goal of our organization is to help young men and woman and â€“together with them- improve their everyday situation. At this point we mainly work in San Isidro, a small village of about 90 families, located approximately 45 minutes from the City-Centre of Arequipa.
The inhabitants of this village suffer from malnutrition, lack of education, alcoholism and domestic violence. Missing sanitary arrangements and unclean water lead to diseases caused by the lack of hygiene. Furthermore, there is a constant shortage of financial capacity to afford basic human requirements such as medicine or a proper water supply system.
The aim of IntiWawa is to fight existing problems, as well as research and fight the root causes of these problems, in order to prevent their development in the first place.
Costs & Benefits
Depending on their skills and motivation volunteers can participate in different projects:
Teaching English and computer classes in different schools and communities.
Helping out with the homework project (helping the kids do their homework, as well as helping with logistics)
Teacher assistant in the kindergarten.
Helping out with the intercultural project and organising activities for the kids.
Organizing activities during vacation (January/ February and 2 weeks in July/August)
Depending on the length of their stay, volunteers can be put in charge of a project and work as project coordinator. Volunteers can also decide to do their own project. (For example an art project, reading project, radio project)
Volunteers are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours a week.
We don’t expect our volunteers to donate anything to the project. As for volunteering we ask for a minimum commitment of one month to make things run easy.
Volunteers have to pay their own living expenses, accommodation and food costs about $300 a month.
The minimum volunteer age is 18 years old, and have a basic knowledge of Spanish
Location: Arequipa, Peru
Average cost per day: $10
Focus: Various Children and adolescents Projects
Skills needed: Over 18 years of age., basic Spanish