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Land of the Incas

Gap Year in Peru

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Impact Area: Early Childhood Education

Child Education
An influx of internally displaced people, often due to extreme poverty, to the capital of Lima created temporary communities that are still in existence today. Education, a right of every child, is lacking in these communities due to a lack of government support, absence of a proper ID to enroll in formal schools, and a sense of despair that the current educational opportunities available to children will create pathways to a better future. Support the community through improving the day to day education for children through activities, instruction, and individual support at day care centers and pre-schools so that children and families get a positive start to meet their educational goals.

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When you embark on Gap Year in Peru volunteer program with Cross-Cultural Solutions, you'll discover a truly unique country. As you explore its ancient ruins, canopied jungles, and epic coastline, you'll understand, Peru is quite literally the stuff of legend. Once you've climbed Machu Picchu, descended into the Amazon Basin, and had every adventure in-between, you'll come to see that it's the Peruvian people that make these places so special. Peruvian culture is a melting pot, claiming Japanese, African, Chinese, and European influences, not to mention roots tracing back to the centuries-old, Pre-Columbian Incan culture. As a volunteer on your gap year in Peru, you'll be making a real and sustainable impact as you become immersed in a fascinating culture.

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

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.
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