New in Peru: Kindergarten and Computer Classes are go!

Globalteer’s Peru Community project in Oropesa near Cusco is all set to start computer classes and open a brand new kindergarten thanks to two generous donations.

Both these new developments will make a big difference to our work in Peru and of course it means that we can welcome volunteers to come and help with the new classes!

Thanks to former volunteer Choi

Firstly, thanks go to former volunteer Lai Choi Kuen from Singapore, who is generously funding our kindergarten for a whole year. Thanks to Choi’s generosity the project can now hire a kindergarten teacher and purchase much needed toys and supplies to make this dream a reality.. The kindergarten will have a big impact on the lives of the families that we work with in Oropesa.

Pre-school children in Oropesa can now start to acquire the skills they will need in primary school and later in life and their older siblings will no longer have to stay home to take care of their little brothers and sisters, but can also attend classes at the project. With this additional childcare, mothers will be able to look for work outside of the home to help supplement the family's income and gain more independence for themselves.

And thanks to Former Globalteer manager Annie!

We also want to thank former Globalteer Project Manager for South America, Annie Irving, for her generous donation of £300 towards our new computer lab. These funds are being used to purchase essential furniture and equipment for our new computer classes.

Most children in Oropesa do not have access to computers, so these new classes will provide them with important new skills that will give them a leg up in their studies, and when they enter the job market.

If you would like to help out with either or kindergarten or our computer classes please visit our Volunteer Peru Community Project pages to find out how you can make a difference with us in Cusco.