The art of volunteering in Peru

But you don't have to be an artist to volunteer with us! We can be quite flexible!

We can arrange tailored volunteer placements in our project for volunteers of all ages. You might like to work in our garden? or in our library? Teach English? & learn Spanish? Art? Music? Sports? Computers? Building? Painting and decorating? Sewing?

But...we've had a flurry of artistic work this year..painting, models, mask-making, a 'diddly bow' workshop, a music performance in public by our 'boy band', and plain painting and decorating ...see if you can help with this sort of activity?

Contact us by email on information@projectperu.org.uk

 

Posted on 20 June 2018 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

Project Peru: a short video about aspects of life in our refuge

See https://youtu.be/F5tKVQCSKf0

This video [about 4 minutes long, with its commentary in Spanish with English sub-titles] includes input from both staff and children at our refuge.

Some comments about the film:

"I think the video is fantastic. It gives a really good flavour of life at the refuge as well as the ethos and philosophy behind it. You are right, focusing on the positives of what Project Peru is doing in the lives of these children is a refreshing approach to a charity video. Focusing on what can be achieved through truly caring for these children and giving them back their childhood, which in turn will give them the strength to face adulthood and all the challenges that will bring, presents the key philosophies on which Project Peru is founded. Well done to you all."

"I absolutely loved the video link of the children at the refuge. It is fantastic...Those children...they just look like they have amazing characters and it was lovely to look at their daily lives."

Some photos taken during the making of the film:

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Posted on 19 June 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Scotland v Peru in Lima on May 29th

 

UPDATE ON THE RESULT OF THE MATCH: PERU 2-SCOTLAND 0

In the context of this match we were delighted to be supported by the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal.

https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/news/per-v-scotland-may-29th-2018

To read some more of their story with photos see:

http://www.tasunshineappeal.co.uk/past-projects/2018-2/donation-67-peru-may-2018/

The Tartan Army were in Lima for the match. On the morning of the game a group from the Tartan Army visited the refuge, presented the children and staff with Scotland supporters' 'polo' shirts, played a football match against the boys, were entertained to a display of dance and music by the children, enjoyed a 'Pachamanca', a traditional Peruvian feast cooked in the ground, and made us a generous donation.

'Performance put on for us by the kids in the refuge today was another humbling experience...delighted we could donate to Project Peru, a fantastic charity...'

'Morning of the game, visited Project Peru with the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal [TASA]...thanks so much for allowing us to come along...had an ace time...'

"What a fantastic job being done by everyone at Project Peru. Proud that we can help in a small way. Thanks to everyone for coming along.'

'Fed, watered and entertained by the kids at Project Peru...plus a game of Auld Gits v Young Kids'.

'Peru you have been incredible, Lima is an amazing place'

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Background:
 
The Scotland v Peru match -in the Estadio Nacional, Lima on May 29th- served as the host's send off before they left for the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia in June and July.

Peru have qualified for their first World Cup in 36 years, 40 years after their clash in Argentina in 1978 where Scotland were beaten 3-1.

Scotland have played at eight FIFA World Cups, including five consecutive tournaments from 1974 to 1990. Not this time though.

Hovever, the record between the two teams was delicately poised before this 'friendly' match: in the three fixtures previously played since their first meeting in 1972 each side had won once, with one draw.

 

Posted on 11 June 2018 and filed under Events, News from Peru

Project Peru delivers the goods

 As well as providing for our children's refuge, which is our core activity, we try as far as possible to work in the wider community. We are able to distribute some of the donated goods from our annual cargo from the UK among communities in the high Sierra that suffer from extreme winter temperatures due to the altitude. We were able to distribute warm blankets, other knitted goods and warm clothing as well as zimmer frames in a community in the north of the Ayacucho region and in the city of Ayacucho itself.

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Posted on 14 April 2018 and filed under News from Peru

The annual cargo from the UK arrives

The container with the annual cargo of donated goods from the UK arrives, is unloaded and stored ready for distribution as support for our children at the refuge and for other marginalised communities with whom we are in touch.

Many thanks to those who contribute so much to this activity, whether donating goods or packing, loading or transporting goods.

Posted on 05 February 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Project Peru distributing food baskets in one of the poorest local shanty town communities at Christmas time 2017

Our staff with some of the children visit some of the poorest local shanty town communities after Christmas 2017 to donate food parcels.

Thanks to all who have contributed to our Christmas appeal 2017, which has made this possible.

Posted on 19 January 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Our Christmas 'entertainment' at the refuge 2017

The 'Project Peru Show' is our annual performance by the children, including their dancing, music and a nativity play in front of families, friends and supporters of our work; the guests were also invited to share in a barbecue before the show, and the children and staff also enjoyed one before Christmas.

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 Thanks to all who have contributed to our Christmas appeal 2017 

Posted on 04 January 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Our children invite the older generation to the refuge at Christmas time 2017

One of our traditional initiatives is to put on a special Christmas welcome and entertainment, also offering them panetones and hot chocolate, and donations of generous food baskets, for elderly members of the local community.

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Posted on 03 January 2018 and filed under News from Peru

A career break? Just retiring? Just a break? Volunteer in Peru?

We can arrange tailored volunteer placements in our project in Peru for volunteers of all ages and are looking for volunteers at any time during 2018. We can be quite flexible, so just enquire and we can discuss it with you! There is a whole range of activities that volunteers may be engaged in, and the more varied the skills that a volunteer can offer the better. Many volunteers also raise sponsorship money for us by doing the Inca Trail. You might do  some work in our garden? or in our library? teach English? learn Spanish? art? music? sports? computers? building? sewing? help look after our children?

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Posted on 02 January 2018 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

Trek the Inca Trail for Project Peru

If you are planning to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or one of the other recommended treks such as the Salkantay trek or the Lares trek why not try to raise some funds through sponsorship to support Peruvian children and to help us with our work in Peru? See more about it on http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/trekking-past-poverty.htm 

Even if you've already done it and would like to make a donation or get involved in some other way do contact us: gracias!

And if you haven't made your plans yet, do speak to us first.

Email information@projectperu.org.uk

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Posted on 07 December 2017 and filed under Opportunities, Events, News from Peru