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We need 10 volunteers
Help and Care as a Volunteer Teacher!
LCQC was founded in 2013 because too many children who have very low self-esteem have an increased chance of becoming involved in drugs and crime, but also of suffering from anxiety and depression.
LCQC is an official Peruvian NGO that helps disadvantaged children in local schools in Alto Trujillo through English classes, workshops and cultural exchange.
Our vision is to provide both children and their families with the tools they need to develop their skill set so that they can create their own future and end the cycle of poverty that currently resides in Trujillo.
We provide poor local state schools with volunteer English teachers so schoolkids receive the education they deserve, according to the national curriculum. Our volunteers teach English classes, run educational, art and P.E. workshops centered around self-esteem and personal development so these kids can become actors of their own future.
We work closely with headteachers and primary school teachers in order to assist adults and kids alike at best. We also offer kids the opportunity to take part in an after-school program for a full on-going support on our part and a skating program in collaboration with our non-profit partner Concrete Jungle Foundation.
Our volunteer philosophy is different from most Western non-profits. While we operate with the help of international volunteers, we seek to create a space in which our Young Leaders, the Peruvian youth, and our volunteers are equal. Both groups participate in a cultural intercambio, or exchange, by learning from one another. Our volunteers teach workshops with our Young Leaders, helping them to master new skills and abilities. In turn, our Young Leaders teach our volunteers all about the cultural richness that Peru has to offer – after all, they are the experts! It is our belief that by focusing on self-esteem building and empowerment with youth we can help equip our Young Leaders with the confidence and positive self-image needed to take control of their own futures, and to be the next generation of change-makers in their own communities.
Our help is incredibly needed. Unfortunately these schools are currently unable to comply with the national curriculum: the teachers are not qualified/able to teach English. Thanks to the help of our volunteers, we are able to provide invaluable support to the teaching team. Down the line, the kids also greatly benefit from our intervention and our self-esteem workshops. We aim to create a platform for cultural exchange between our volunteers and the schoolkids, as well as their families, which promotes interaction, social behaviour, respect and personal development, all in English.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Teaching takes place each day at set hours between 7.30-12:30, Monday - Friday, in Alto Trujillo. Don't worry you will not start at 7.30am every day! We work around the timetable provided by the schools. You will teach kids aged 6 to 12 years-old in groups of up to 20 children. There are 6 primary levels in total, of 2 classes each. It is important to note that each class is assigned a local qualified primary teacher. Unfortunately none of them is able to teach the English curriculum. Sometimes up to 4 classes have an English class at the same time, so depending on how many volunteers we have, you may well have the chance to organize a super fun art or P.E. activity with a large group of kids, with the support of their respective Primary teachers, of course.
After teaching, you can choose to stay and help the kids who struggle the most with their homework during the after-school program. Alternatively, and in collaboration with our non-profit partner Concrete Jungle Foundation, you can choose to promote positive relationships and self-esteem through a skateboarding class at the school. It is a great and fun way to reach out to the kids who regularly miss class in order to improve school attendance.
- Teach English to children from 6 years old to 12 years old of varying levels of English.
- Prepare lesson plans and share best learning practice with other volunteers and the Director.
- Take part in fun extracurricular activities that include sightseeing, camping, surfing and sandboarding
- Spend time with children and their families at our various projects.
- Attend weekly meetings with other volunteers and the Director.
Set an example to the students and act as a role model.
- Be a responsible ambassador for our organization.
- Be passionate and enthusiastic!
- Minimum commitment of one month in Peru - essential
- English fluency - essential
- Basic level of Spanish.
- Positive attitude and adaptable.
- Experience teaching and/or working with groups of children.
- High school diploma.
- An engaging personality with good communication and interpersonal skills
- Open-minded and driven.
- Ability to work with a team.
- First Aid certificate not required but preferred.
- Experience of living and working in Latin America not required but preferred.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING WITH US:
- Gain valuable skills and a unique experience in teaching kids in Peru.
- Be part of an amazing community that aims at making a positive change.
- Induction, training and on-going support from our team members.
- Housing (at the volunteer house or with a host family)
- Get a reference and a certificate upon completion of your mission
IN YOUR FREE TIME:
As a touristic place, Trujillo has several locations to visit and enjoy. From ancient constructions such as Chan Chan or Huaca del Sol y la Luna to wonderful beaches such as Huanchaco or Puerto Chicama where surf is very popular, Chicama has the longest left wave in the world.
Trujillo's city centre is also a very beautiful place due to its colonial buildings and architectural constructions including La Plaza de Armas, the biggest one in Peru. In the city centre there are also nice restaurants, shops, bars and cafes. Trujillo has 2 big malls where you can buy almost anything that you want as food, clothing, etc...
If you want to buy cheaper products, there are several traditional markets that you can go to. Huanchaco, the most popular and touristic beach in Trujillo, offers fantastic sunsets and landscapes, great waves to practice surf, beach volleyball and other sports.
At night, Huanchaco turns out to be the best place for partying in town, with nice bars where you can learn to dance Salsa, Bachata and Reggaeton while you hang out with friends and meet friendly people. Trujillo is the third biggest city in Peru and has plenty more attractions to enjoy...
As it is in a strategical location, it is very easy and cheap to travel around. Within the city the main transportation mean are buses and taxis, the buses cost 1sol which is around 0.30 US dollar and taxis cost between 5 and 10 soles (1.52 - 3.04 US dollar) according to the distance. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the semi tropical weather of Trujillo and have an amazing experience volunteering with us!
Volunteers can choose to live with a host family or at our volunteer house. All accommodations include private and shared double bed rooms, WiFi, kitchen, common living/sitting-room and bathroom with hot water.
Our Program Director will come and fetch you wherever you arrive: at the airport or at the bus station in Trujillo. Full induction and on-going support is provided both in English and Spanish.
The volunteering cost is $280 for 4 weeks and includes accommodation and airport/bus station pick-up.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” - Mahatma Gandhi
What are you waiting for? Come and join our family in the semi-tropical city of Trujillo!!
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Volunteers can choose to live with a local host family or at our volunteer house. All accommodations include private and shared double bed rooms, WiFi, kitchen, common living/sitting room, and a bathroom with hot water.
The program costs $280 for 4 weeks of volunteering and includes accommodation.