We have 4 new volunteers starting in October/November! 5 more signed up for early next year so far!
Welcome to the new Kiya Survivors volunteer blog. Here we will be publishing regular updates from volunteers at our centres in Peru so you can keep up to date with what is happening in our project work. First post coming soon!
I would describe my volunteer experience with Kiya as overwhelmingly positive and I would strongly recommend it to anyone wanting to work with some wonderful children and staff. As a volunteer I felt highly valued by the children and the staff at the Rainbow Centre, the Rainbow House and Pasitos. It is a fantastic feeling to see and experience the happiness of the children on a daily basis knowing that without Kiya Survivors many of them would be in terrible physical and emotional circumstances. The staff and the children have a fantastic relationship and it is great to know that one day most of the students will have the opportunity to be reintegrated into mainstream school and/or contribute to society whilst having the chance to live a fulfilled social, educational and working life. Eleanor
My experience was amazing. The school does fabulous work not just with the children who attend but also within the community. Broadening people’s minds and teaching them to accept and support special needs and the children affected. Urubamba is a small little town and the perfect place to be based to get a real feel of rural Andean life. It was sometimes hard to see the state of children’s homes and hygiene etc, but the fact that you were working to help the children and their families to improve their lives made it all worthwhile. I loved every second of working and living there and really hope to go back one day!