Meet the REAL most popular city of LatinAmerica CUSCO (Perú)

We are a civil association non-profit that contribute to the development of the Tankarpata rural community, which is located just 20 min from the historic centre of Cusco.

And yet, although near from one of the most popular city of Latin America, the reality for the people of Tankarpata is far away from the one gave to tourists.

Actually, the community has no drinking water or sewage system which affects especially family’s health. Moreover, sanitary and social conditions bring sometimes physical and psychological violence’s and alcoholism midst of the family. This leads to difficulties at school for many children.

We work with more than 80 children and their family in three different but complementary areas: education, health and community development. Children who come to the centre are between 4 and 16 years old, but many of the oldest have to take care of their little brothers or sisters. So it's usual too to take children under 4 years old.

When our adventure started in May 2010, we were doing our best with the little we had. Now, the NGO celebrates 8 years and thanks to the support of Peruvian and foreign people and the volunteers, we could grow up and offer a continual support to the children of Tankarpata.

Since December 2011, we gave a new dimension to the project; opening in Cusco town centre a hostel, where volunteers and travellers can have a 10% discount as Bagsharers as well as taking spanish lessons in our Spanish Scholl with the same disccount. . This place creates a link between Cusco and Tankarpata and also between the volunteers and the people in the organization.

Items needed: - School Supplies: notebooks, colored pencils, markers, pens, scissors, glue etc. - Water Filters or Purifiers. - Hygiene Items (towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc) - Maps of Perú and the world!! - Educational games (Rubik's Cube, Puzzles, etc). - Laptops. - Books for children and adults in English, French and Spanish. - Sexual Education Books in Spanish. - Football, Volleyball and Basketball balls.
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you: As a VISITOR we would love you stay at our Hostel located in the Historical Center of Cusco for a special price as Bagsharer as well as taking Spanish Lessons in ur Spanish School also for a aspecial price. We want to show you around and meet the community that we support, for you to help us to promoting our project. You can come and see our activities on the days and times we develop them and depending on the days of your visit, you can also participate in free time activities for children and young people between 6 to 19 years old in arts, sports and technology.
Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) : We have an opportunity for you to learn and volunteer with a minimun stay of ONE WEEK. The VOLUNTEERING program called YANAPASUNCHIS (which means “we will help” in Quechua) works with volunteers from all nationalities and young students who have different academic profiles and competences.The objective is to develop a social volunteering with the children who live in poverty and have difficulties in the social and education development. We believe that the cultural diversity serves a lot for both children and volunteers. We create a place where it is possible to learn, exchange and share a new visions with more solidarity in this world. Fraternity and interculturalism are important pillars for US!
Languages spoken:
Spanish
English
French
Other
If you are interested in our project please get in touch directly AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE COMING with the foundation via the "CONTACT" link. : Looking forward hearing from you ! :)
Listing created Oct 4, 2018