Due to spending an inordinate number hours at the office working in front of my computer, as well as being in constant motion with every possible kind of activity I am able to do for work, I've realized that the best I can do for myself with the time I have in Peru is to actively fill every minute of the free time I have.
A short calculation reveals that I have about 20 weekends for traveling and trying out any of the number of possible activities I may discover while I'm in Peru.
Anyone interested in my first results? Here they are!
1. Tour in the pursuit of...
Disclaimer: I am in Vietnam, which means I have to be candid or risk being chucked in jail.
An Introduction to Trafficking and What I am Doing Here (besides teaching English)
I took a class on human trafficking my junior year of college, and that was it. I realized then and there that, no matter where I went in the world, I wanted to somehow be involved with an anti-trafficking movement, even if it was something small like promoting fairly made products. Having been to Southeast Asia before, I knew the sex-trafficking industry was thriving, and...
I decided to join the Peace Corps when I was 12. The miserable gray skies of Washington in mid-January went endlessly on as I watched trees sagging with rain whiz by on I-5.
“Mom. I’m going to join the Peace Corps when I grow up,” I remember saying.
“Well, that sounds like a good idea. I had a friend who did it and now she won’t use any plastic products. So maybe you’ll do your shopping in nylon tights,” my mom half-joked (this was the era before Going Green was fashionable and bag-bans were a dime-a-dozen).
The 3rd week of my volunteering service in Peru was an unforgettable journey along the Northwestern coast of the continent. Bienvenido a Ecuador!
Aside from the 28 hours spent on a bus in both directions, this might be described as a perfect tour.
The first three days with Laura, about whom I wrote last time, we spent in Guayaquil - the capital of the economic growth
of Ecuador, where we took part in the 6th IAVE Latin America Regional Volunteer Conference.
I wrote a little bit about the city I live in, about Peruvians and their strange customs. However, I've noticed nothing about the main objective of my stay in Huaral!NATIVE OF PERU NGO
Native of Peru was set up in 2009 by Laura Oriundo, a 24 year old girl who is only 1,52m tall but has a very great heart!
It's an NGO that promotes the social development of the poorest areas of the region of Huaral. They achieve this thanks to the numerous projects and programmes that constitute fundamental instruments...