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Jueves, 22 de Febrero del 2018

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Makikita Quykuway Community Center


The Makikita Quykuway Community Center was established in February 2008. This Community Center was launched to provide additional educational support to some of the poorest children of the Cooperativa Santa Isabel community. Many of the residents of this area are immigrants to Huancayo from the terrorism-affected towns of Ayacucho and Huancaveliva.

Over the years Makikita Quykuway Community Center has grown and is now firmly established as a central part of the community. Each day the students bring in their homework which, alongside Makikita staff, the volunteers help the students to complete. Here our volunteers will be helping the students with anything from maths to science. A good grasp of Spanish is useful but not essential. However, the more you can speak to the students, the more you will get out of being a volunteer here.

In addition to assisting with homework, our volunteers organize and run different activities. At the moment the students are taught English, and arts and crafts, alongside lessons in crucial life skills such as hygiene, safety, discipline and healthy eating. We also encourage the students to take part in sports and various other games and activities. We are always open to suggestions and should any volunteers wish to run any new activities with the students we will always do our best to facilitate this. Makikita Quykuway also provides the children with free school and hygiene supplies such as pens and paper, and toothbrushes and soap. We also provide the students with a proper meal once a week and bring in items such as fruit, which would otherwise be lacking from their diet.




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Makikita Quykuway Community Center

The Makikita Quykuway Community Center was established in February 2008. This Community Center was launched to provide additional educational support to some of the poorest children of the Cooperati...
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Public Schools

      Makikita Quykuway Volunteer Program works together with public schools located in poor areas. English language is not included on the Peruvian national curriculum of educatio...
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Community Health Center

  Community Health Centers are strategically located in the poorest areas surrounding the city of Huancayo. The health centers provide basic but essential health care to the under served. In a...
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Street Children Program

  These are the children you will see working on the streets polishing shoes and selling sweets, toilet paper, newspapers, fruit and vegetables. The children are compelled to work by parents a...
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Special Needs School

    The special needs school is located in one of the suburbs of Huancayo. Here teachers work to teach students with disabilities basic skills using different methods such as songs and...
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  We are now working in a Government run nursery which looks after children up until the age of 3. A lot of the children come from single parent families and so this service offers a vital b...

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How to get to Huancayo?

  Travelling to Huancayo By Bus   Buses from Lima run several times a day through several different companies. The safest and most convenient company to take would be Cruz Del Sur,...
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Excursions to tourist places!

On weekends. volunteers have time of relaxing and visiting  tourist places. Huancayo has beautiful mountains, landscapes, lakes, ruins, and glaciers. Old villages are usually visited by volunte...
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Spanish lessons

    Spanish lessons Most of our volunteers come to Peru with a very poor level of Spanish. This creates a barrier of communication with children in different projects where they have to...