I spent two weeks as a teaching assistant at a rural kindergarden. The experience was way different than I expected.
Loving and Affectionate Children at the Rural Kindergarden
The children live very difficult family circunstances and you have to be ready to see and hear some heartbreaking experiences. Nonetheless they are very loving and affectionate to volunteers so you instantaneously feel welcomed. Then is up to you how you want to make an impact.
The Children really needed Love and Support
In my experience I came to the realisation that you cannot educate them in two weeks, and what these children really needed was love and support.
Iko Poran offer support at all times
I recommend Iko Poran for this type of program because they offer support at all times if any doubts or concerns arise.
I was able to contact the Peruvian based advisor by whatsapp at al times regrding my situation and even touristic doubts and the host family was always there for a chat if you are having trouble adjusting.
- Adriana de las Cuevas, 20 years old, Santander, Spain, University of Leeds
Adriana has been volunteering in Cusco, Peru
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