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


Urban Systems in Lima, Peru 2018

Posted in Peru on November 27, 2018

Well the first day up to the San Jose Obrero school was a real eye opener! We started off from the Miraflores are of Lima, which is a beautiful, affluent seaside area that is like downtown Vancouver or Honolulu, with palm trees and beaches right by ocean. We gradually transition to less and less affluent areas to one where the unpaved roads are very steep paved and the hills are covered in small brick buildings with corrugated tin roofs.

Adventuring into Peru’s culture and history

Posted in Peru on May 1, 2018

Day 1
We arrived in Lima in the early morning hours. We were picked up and taken to our hotel where we promptly checked in and went to sleep.
After a few hours of rest and some wandering Miraflores, we were picked up at the hotel by our tour guide, Astrid, from Llama Path. We were escorted by bus passed the Leap the Monk and La Herradura beach, two interesting tourist stops in Lima.

Urban Foundation in Peru

Posted in Peru on November 20, 2017

First Encounters: Urban Foundation at San Jose Obrero School November 19, 2017- From seaside to mountainside, the Urban Foundation group made our introductory trek to San Jose Obrero School (SJOS) early on Sunday morning to partake in the festivities of IFEJANT´s Children´s Fair. We were let out of our transport van midway up a steep Read More…

Setting kids up for success in Peru

Posted in Peru on November 14, 2017

Day 1: A warm welcome Having never participated in a program like this before, I was looking forward to the first day with a mix of excitement and apprehension. Even though we were told that the community wanted the project, I was concerned that we may not feel welcome as outsiders coming in to tell Read More…

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. http://prezi.com/jvbr_cssala3/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

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