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Volunteer in Peru with Teenage Mother
Would you like to empower young women devastated by poverty and inadequate education? Are you looking to give hope to the disadvantaged people in the community while exploring the world-famous Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest? Then this volunteer work Peru project has all you’re looking for and more.
Peru is a stunning country blessed with spectacular natural beauty and famous Spanish and Incan architecture. Additionally, it is home to diverse cultures and traditions. One
such tradition was the Nazca people who were known to be the architects of the incredible and mysterious geoglyphs known as the Nazca lines.
Unfortunately, every year 14% of girls under-18 years become pregnant in Peru, and it’s estimated that more than60% of these are a result of rape. Only 1 out of every 8 rapes arerecorded as a crime, as most victims are teenage girls from poor and uneducated families who have no real voice. This situation is complicated because many cases involve members of their family.
There are some organizations and individuals who are trying to help these moms and kids by teaching them how to bakeand sell pastries to generate an income and gain essential business knowledge. This empowers the women by giving them a degree of self-reliance and financial independence. As there is serious lack of manpower and guidance, these organizationsare in desperate need of volunteers.
Through this program as a volunteer in Peru you will support teenagers who have experienced sexual assault resulting in an unwanted pregnancy at a very young age. Additionally, you will empower teenage mothers to rebuild their lives in order to elevate themselves economically by developing projects that generate constant income for them and their children.
If you would love to work closely with disadvantaged teenage mothers while learning their culture and community traditions, all while exploring magical Peru reach out to IFRE today to get started.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact
When you join the teenage mom’s empowerment program as a volunteer in Peru, your duties will mainly consist of giving direction in commercial enterprises. Currently, the teenage mother’s center is trying to generate income for the moms and children by making pastries, however, these young women are uneducated and very poor. They lack the business knowledge and skills to run a successful business, and often have no idea about things like sanitation and marketing.
Your work with them will have a strong emphasis on teaching English, in addition to training them in accounting and marketing skills, pastry distribution options, product quality and general personal hygiene. Young mothers require someone to show support and love them and their children, while reassuring them that they still have a prosperous future ahead of them. By doing this you will help rebuild their confidence to create thriving business and enjoy motherhood.
Skills and Qualifications:
You are not required to have any specific qualification to be part of thisteenagemom volunteer work in Peru, but you do need some skills that would be useful for the project, but this can be anything depending on your personal interests.
You need to beloving, understanding, and have a positive attitude to be able to help teenage moms and theirchildren. Additionally, you will be working with young women who have experienced some kind of trauma; so you need to be compassionate and respectful of the situation.
Your time as a volunteer with teenage mothers in Peru will be a fun and rewarding experience. By providing care and attention to these young women who are victimized, discriminated against and ignored by society, you will get to form lifelong bonds with some amazing people.
First Day: The day will be spent ay the teenage mother center. You will be accompanied by your in-country coordinator and be introduced to the people you will be working with. The rest of the day will be spent learning about your duties and responsibilities.
Weekdays: Your daily schedule will vary depending on the planned activities, but this is what a typical day looks like: .
7.30 AM: Breakfast will be served and shared with your host family. Peruvian breakfast normally includes local flavors. .
8.00 AM: Make your way out for a great day with the teenage moms and their children. .
12.00 PM: Its lunchtime and you will head back to your host family and enjoy delicious Peruvian lunch together, or you could stay and eat together with the teenage mothers and the children. .
3.00 PM: Your work will generally end around this time, and you can spend the rest of the day as you wish. .
6.45 PM: A local and flavor-rich family dinner concludes your day, and this will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about Peru from your hosts.
Volunteer in Peru With Teenage Mother- Dates and Fees
IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.
Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured, we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.
Volunteer Program Fees (US$)
|Duration||Teenage Mother Projects|
Airport Pickup and Transfer $20.00
Spanish Lessons : ( Monday-Friday ) 2 hours a day : $120/ week - mandatory for medical project
$25/week surcharge for medical project
Summer volunteer and adventure: $2069
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program Fees Exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering in Peru your accommodation and food will be provided by your host family. The family you will be placed with is experienced in hosting volunteers and are able to provide you with a safe and secure home during your stay in Peru. Your host family will also provide you with three local and healthy Peruvian meals per day and plenty of cultural immersion.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
During your time working with Teenage mothers, you’ll have a lot of time to travel and discover magical Peru.In the evenings Monday through Friday you have free time to visit local town and markets in the area, while you will have the entire weekend to go on longer tours all across the massive country.
Safety and in Country Support
Your safety is IFRE ‘s top priority. You will enjoy safe and secure accommodation and facilities that have been carefully vetted, and your in-country coordinator will be available to you 24/7 to assist with any potential problems or complications.
Frequently Asked Questions- FAQs
Arrival and departure
You should fly into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco for your volunteer work in Peru. However, certain placements may require arrival at a different airport. Please do not book any flightsuntil your placement is complete.
We organize airport pick-up for our you as long as youensure that you send us your correct flight details before heading to Peru so that we can pick you up on the correct date and time.
Airport Pick-up and Drop
Your in-country coordinator will be waiting for you at the airport terminal. You will then be transferred to your host family.
It is advised that you keep in touch with your coordinator and inform them about any flight delays. We do not provide airport drop off services after the completion of your volunteering project in Peru but your host family or in country coordinator will be more than happy to help you get to the airport.
A tourist a visa is required to volunteer and travel in Peru. You are responsible for having all the proper documentation necessary to be eligible for a tourist visa. We suggest our volunteers to secure a visa before leaving their home country. A Peruvian tourist visa is asingle-entry only. However, citizens of USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries do not require a visa to travel as a tourist in Peru.
It is not possible to extend your tourist visaonce you have entered Peru.Make sure you get a visa for the time you intendto stay before arriving at the airport. According toPeruvian law the maximum time a tourist canstay in the country is 183 days per year.
We advise you to consult atravel doctor who is knowledgeable about current health issues and epidemics in Peru. You can also find the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Health Canada or in Travelers' Health United Kingdom. We highly recommend that you take the recommended vaccinations before heading to Peru for volunteering in our program.
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Why volunteer in the Teenage Mothers Volunteer Project
Taking part in this project will allow you the chance to make a huge difference for young women who are victimized and discriminated against while having an exciting adventure and meeting wonderful people.
Be a mentor and role model toyoung teenage mothers
While participating in our teenage mother volunteering project in Peru, you will become a mentor and role model for these women. You will empowerand mentor them through practical skills to be confident and work towards achieving their passion and goals.
Inspire teenage mothers to gain self-confidence
Participating in the project will be an opportunity to help teenage mothers gain self-confidence by playing a crucial role in developing their interests. You will be able to improve their positions socially and give them a firm grasp on essential skills for a brighter future.
Lend a helping hand to teenage mothers transitioning out of homeless shelters
Every year 14% of all girls under 18 become pregnant in Peru, and it is estimated that more than 60% of these are a result of rape. By joining this volunteer program in Peru, you will dedicate your time and effort to guide and educate teenage mothers as they transition out of homeless shelters and recover from sexual violence.
Fight back against domestic violence
Violence against women and girls is rooted in gender-based discrimination and social norms. By actively participating in this project you will join in the great cause of fighting against domestic violence by creating awareness ofdomestic violence and empowering teenage moms.
Teach effective bus business strategiesand skills to teenage mothers
You will be able to teach mothers how to run a successful pastry business or any other business during yourVolunteer in Peru Teenage Mother Project. Due to inadequate education most of them have no idea about product quality and marketing, oreven basic English.These skills will increase their chances and future job opportunities.
Other Volunteer Opportunities in Peru
You can help make the world a better place in a variety of ways in Peru. You can
Provide dental or medical care,
Work with street children, and much more.
Contact IFRE today for more information.
Women Empowerment Projects in Other Countries
Sadly, women are victimized and abused all over the world. To help improve the lives of these women, IFRE arranges empowerment projects like this one all across the globe. For some of our most popular projects dealing with female rights and empowerment, see the list below: