Cusco, Peru

Centers for Children with Disabilities

Spanish (Beginning)

These organizations offer comprehensive services for children and young people with disabilities in Cusco, Peru. They aim to improve the quality of life for these youth by teaching them how to interact in their social and academic environments. Participants will serve as support for children with disabilities and may assist with feeding and skills exercises, as well as facilitating entertaining sensory activities through music and art. Opportunities to observe speech and physical therapists on site may also be available.

Youth Development Organizations

Spanish (Beginning)

These local, grass-roots organizations seek to provide a welcoming and safe environment in which high-risk youth are able to improve their self-esteem, gain important life skills, and strive for a successful future. Participants can facilitate games, help with homework, and organize recreational afternoon activities. Depending on skills and training, participants may also help in classes or workshops.