Volunteer in Peru with Tinkuy Peru
Tinkuy Peru's primary mission is education, but we also offer moral, spiritual, intellectual and material support for children in poverty. These children are in need of support as a result of abandonment, displacement due to the social violence of the past decade, and family violence.
Tinkuy offers volunteer opportunities for professionals, trades people, and students of all nationalities, who want to share their knowledge and their special skills with the people of Huancayo. Tinkuy is especially interested in providing English-language training, which we feel will help open doors to the global community. The most valuable asset that we have from our volunteers is their time.
Tinkuy Peru is based in the town in of Huancayo Peru which is located in the Peruvian Andes Mountains. There is a high level of poverty in Huancayo caused by the terrorism is in the 1990s, the weak Peruvian economy, as well as low quality education. Tinkuy works with orphaned children and poor families in different areas to promote community development.
Our main project is the Mountain School, which teaches around 75 children from 5-17 years old. Volunteers teach anything from English and Math to Arts and Crafts. As a volunteer, you only need to be in the school for a few hours, holding a conversation with some of the older kids in fluent English to realize the difference you are making and the opportunities you are creating.
The volunteers bring a new world, and provide a safe and positive experience for the children who often come from broken homes. Ultimately, we hope that it will give the children the desire to stay in school and a better outlook on life. The volunteers try to bridge a gap with education and new experience for those children who often even cannot economically afford all of the basics.
These volunteers are the heart of the program and without their continued support Tinkuy Peru would cease to exist, and the future of our children would not be nearly as promising. Volunteering in Peru is an unforgettable and life changing experience, and many of our volunteers enjoy themselves so much that they end up coming back to Huancayo.