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High School Volunteer Abroad in Lima, Peru

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We know you’re unique and that you have your own interests, which is why we offer specialized volunteer paths that you can choose from. Select a focus in Global Education or Global Health. Follow your passion and explore how you can make the world a better place.

Global Education
English is a requirement in Peruvian public schools; however, Santisima Virgen de Fatima Primary School does not have an English teacher. The work of teen volunteers in presenting English classes will give these children an introduction to language that will make their futures more competitive and open more opportunities in the workplace. The school's infrastructure is also in need of some work. Teens will paint facades on the school and improve garden and green spaces. As many of the students are chess aficionados, teens will complete the infrastructure improvements with new chess tables in the updated garden.
Project runs June 22- July 20

Global Health
In Lima, health outcomes vary greatly depending on socio-economic backgrounds and geographic locations. The under-resourced hillside communities where teens work in have a lack of access to healthcare, medical professionals, and also to the knowledge of health-related topics such as nutrition, dental, and mental health. Your contribution to these communities will spread knowledge and help improve the health outcomes for local families.
Project runs August 3- August 24

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As a High School Volunteer Abroad in Peru, you’ll be welcomed warmly into the vibrant city of Lima to join your team of global change-makers.

Whether you choose between one, two, three, and four-week sessions on any of the start dates listed below, you’ll be sharing the experience with a group of your peers, all ages 14-18, and like you, they’ve decided that dedicating their summer to serving others abroad while learning more about themselves is a pretty cool challenge to take on.

We know you’re unique and that you have your own interests, which is why we offer specialized volunteer paths that you can choose from. Select a focus in Global Education or Global Health.

And that healthy dose of adventure you’re craving? Don’t worry, you’ll get that too! We know it’s your summer and you want to have amazing stories of Inca markets, boat trips amongst incredible wildlife, and of course, the quintessential photo of you in front of Machu Picchu.

Lima, Peru Summer 2019 Start Dates:
June 22 (Global Education); July 6 (Global Education); August 3 (Global Health); August 17 (Global Health)

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FACT SHEET

Population Below Poverty Line
33%
Human Development Index Ranking
84 / 188 countries
Primary School Dropout Rate
26%
Maternal Mortality Rate
89 / 100,000
Voices from the Community
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“With the kids, it’s really refreshing and eye opening to see how positive they are given their circumstances.”

"CCS volunteers have helped to improve our students' social skills. Mothers of our students have also benefited from the cultural exchange with the volunteers."

"Help from foreign volunteers gives our students and their families more hope for their future. For staff, it has been an enriching experience and a chance to meet people from different cultures."

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Your Lima Staff

KAROL HERMOZA, COUNTRY PRESIDENT
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I believe that positive impact and investment in education can change the realities of the beneficiaries we serve. I am passionate about ensuring that each volunteer makes a meaningful difference, but also experiences Lima from the perspective of a Peruvian, from the delicious food to our history and culture. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Tourism Management from San Ignacio de Loyola University (Lima, Peru) and a Master's Degree in International Cultural Heritage Management from Durham University (Durham, UK). My work experience ranges from tourism to cultural heritage to social responsibility, where I have a particular interest in creating experiences that represent a true Peruvian immersion. I am passionate about impactful volunteering and sustainability. CCS gives me a chance to make a difference.
Country Staff

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