This is a recurring opportunity. We currently have a unique volunteering opportunity in Peru for a children's librarian. We would especially welcome approaches from people with a working knowledge of Spanish and experience of working with children.
A career break? Just retired? Just a break?
For more detailed information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also opportunities for English teachers and Art teachers.
Project Peru is again this year working in partnership with Amoria Bond, whose Amoria Bond Charitable Trust is funding 20 more new houses in Las Laderas, for families living in extreme poverty. These are due to be completed during the summer of 2013; a group from the company have funded this initiative and are going to Peru to do some of this building work in June.
To see what did we do together in 2011? http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/community/-las-laderas-building-houses.htm
And in 2012, apart from funding more houses? http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2012/12/28/project%20peru%20at%20christmas.3.htm
Do you think you could do something like this?
Guildford-Paris bike ride: September 14th-18th 2013
There are a couple of spaces left for the bike ride to Paris this September. There's also the option of just doing the first day down to the south coast with us too. It's a great trip, beautiful scenery with excellent food along the way to keep us going!
Why not book a place now and raise funds to support our work?
Also see page in Sponsored Events
Yesterday's books for Project Peru today.
We have a selection of books about Peru in the collection created by Abela Publishing, including two books by Hiram Bingham whose centenary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu was celebrated in 2011, and some books about Inca myths and stories, among other titles. 33% of the net profit from sales will be donated to Project Peru. Please click on book covers to purchase.
The copyright limit in the USA is 75 years and in the UK, Europe and most other countries in the world it is 90 years. All these books were well out of copyright, and have been republished in this new format by Abela Publishing, who teamed up with Project Peru in 2011 to support the new library project in our children's refuge. As such we encourage you to buy a copy of any of the books listed on their webpage.
Also see http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/library.htm for more about our library. And if you are planning a visit to Peru ...read all about it first... and do also look at this option http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2012/03/25/inca-trail.htm
Raising funds to support our work, Project Peru’s sponsored bike ride and stroll is for everyone including children and families. It follows the 'Family Cycle Trail' going through the Forestry Commission's Alice Holt Forest near Farnham, Surrey. This is an annual event.
Photos of last years event.
You don't have to cycle ... you can walk it, walk the dogs, push the pram, run it, jog it ... it really is for everyone!
After the long summer break it's back to school for everyone, once the school uniforms and all the school materials have been bought and sorted, the registration payments have been made, and arrangements made for our older girls who left school in December to start their chosen further education courses. All this is always a big expense for us every year and we are extremely grateful to those who have given us donations to make this possible.
..."The International Year of Quinoa"
Quinoa is recognized and accepted around the world as a natural food resource with a very high nutritional value; it is of Andean origin and is becoming better known internationally as a high quality food, which is valuable for health and food security, both for present and future generations. Quinoa is very versatile and adaptable to many different climates and production conditions. The year 2013 has been declared "The International Year of Quinoa"; but one downside of the promotion and export of this crop is its escalating price at home, putting it beyond the reach of poorer sectors of the population in Peru. For more about quinoa see http//www.rlc.fao.org/en/about-fao/iyq-2012/
As part of our work we receive a great deal of donated goods which we are able to distribute to some of the poorest communities in Peru. In early 2013 we distributed knitted goods in one of the poorest districts of the Andean region.
To see more of this part of our work look at http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/distribution-of-goods-sent-to-peru-from-the-uk.htm
Don't miss it next year...look out for the date in 2014
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for such an amazing lunch. We all really enjoyed it. As usual, delicious food and the tables looked fantastic"
Sunday March 24 2013 at 12.30 pm
St. Joseph's Church Hall in Guildford; tickets £8.00 [children 6 and under by donation].
Please do buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment for this very popular family event.