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Volunteers experience in Peru. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.

Balmoral students build for kids in Peru

Posted in Peru on May 17, 2017

May 18 Although this was our last day of work, it was definitely our best. We started off with an uneventful morning full of sanding, chipping, brick organizing and water carrying. It was a surprise for us to find out we would be taking an early break to see a performance put on by the Read More…

Team Bodwell heads to Peru

Posted in Peru on April 7, 2017

Thursday, April 20 Today was our last day at San Jose Abrero. It was nice to see the improvements we made but also recognize how much more work needs to be done. Only with programs like this does the school get any funding or improvements. I was really proud of our Bodwell students for working Read More…

Building a better school for Peru’s children

Posted in Peru on March 20, 2017

March 24 The day starts bright, sunny and hot. Many other days have been overcast in the morning and we’ve had the benefit of having some working time before the sun burns off the cloud. Not today! It’s full sun from the get go. Today is bittersweet. It is our last day at the school. Read More…

Peru, Lima: Bodwell High School – exploring and building

Posted in Peru on April 19, 2016

Exploring Lima On our third day, we had a break from construction work. In the morning, we visited a local fruit market where we met people from Ato Colibri, an organization that helps teenagers like ourselves to have better working conditions for their jobs in the market. We bought various fruits including mangoes, watermelons, pineapples Read More…

Peru, Lima: Bodwell High School – project starts

Posted in Peru on April 19, 2016

The adventure begins First day of the project in San Jose Obrero 1. On the first day of the project we arrived at the elementary school that we are helping. We went into each classroom to greet these adorable children and their teachers. In the old and rough classrooms, the children were excited about the Read More…

Peru, Lima: U30

Posted in Peru on November 30, 2015

Here’s a presentation made by Magdalena Ragiel, one of the under-30 participants on a volunteer trip to Peru in 2015, to her sponsors.

Peru, Lima – U30: Final Week

Posted in Peru on June 16, 2015

The final week was bittersweet. And cold. We got a taste of what fall feels and looks like in Peru. The heavy mist and temperature would be associated with the same weather on Vancouver Island. But we kept working through it and the mud. Throughout the period of four days we were able to finish Read More…

Peru, Lima – U30: Week 3

Posted in Peru on June 16, 2015

It was a short week coming into the third week we were here. It started to get colder coming into the season of fall. Cloud covered our worksite most of the day, but we never stopped being positive and working through it. The parents started to help us out by moving big rocks, raking the Read More…

Peru, Lima – U30 Team: Week Two, working on the wall

Posted in Peru on June 16, 2015

We started week two through the dusty wind, working hard on the wall. It was nothing what we’ve expected before and we were all sweating buckets at the end of the day. We hauled so much dirt that I never wanted to see it again. But though all the mixing and rock digging, we slowly Read More…

Peru, Lima – U30 Team: First Day at Work Site

Posted in Peru on May 12, 2015

From the jungle of towering buildings, to the dusty hill of Pueblos Jóvenes, Lima is living city home to over nine million people, heavy traffic, and a rich culture almost as old as time itself.  The day started through the jumbled mess of traffic, maneuvering through a labyrinth of streets, and passing cars where you Read More…

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