GVI Volunteer in Peru 2009 travel blog

GVI Volunteer in Peru 2009

Jennie travel blog
What makes a 50 something Anglo Saxon, none risk taker, none teacher decide to go and work as a teaching volunteer in a desperately poor community in Peru for 5 weeks in January?
I've been given a wonderful opportunity to do something outside my norm. I've worked for Reed Employment for the last 10 years and staff are then rewarded with a 6 week sabbatical. I'm taking mine from 5th January to 16th February 2009. The company has also given me £1000, so I decided to use all this to do something significant. I'm going to Arequipa in Peru to work for 5 weeks as a teaching volunteer in local community schools. The volunteer organisation is Global Vision International. Visit the website at gvi.co.uk.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
Off to Peru!
 
 
 
Arrived!
 
 
 
 
Exploring and my new family
 
 
 
 
First Day of School
 
 
 
 
More verbs - Mas Verbos!
 
 
 
 
Living in a fortress
 
 
 
 
2 Steps Back - but nice clean clothes
 
 
 
 
The weekend - let´s go wild!
 
 
 
 
Laguna de las Salinas
 
 
 
 
Day of Rest
 
 
 
 
First Day as a Teacher
 
 
 
 
Maldonado & Triunfo
 
 
 
 
Starting to come together
 
 
 
 
Another good day!
 
 
 
Off to Colca Canyon
 
 
 
 
Down and Up.
 
 
 
 
A day of rest - sort of!
 
 
 
 
Another school day
 
 
 
 
The day of the strike
 
 
 
 
Half Way!
 
 
 
 
Thursday.
 
 
 
To Cusco
 
 
 
Machu Picchu.
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