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Projects Abroad is appealing for volunteer English teachers to help improve quality of education for Peruvian children

Due to a recent shortage of volunteer teachers in Peru, leading international volunteering company, Projects Abroad is appealing for more individuals to come forward and take part in improving the quality of education for young children living in this incredible country. Volunteers of any age are invited to apply for the six week placement taking place in January and February 2011 and do not need any formal teaching qualifications; the only requirement is a fluency in English and the ability to speak some Spanish.

This is a very special project that has been developed in Peru over many years, Peter Slowe founder and director of Projects Abroad explains, “Peru is a large and varied country both culturally and geographically; the quality of education that the Peruvian children receive is largely dependent on the quality of the teaching skills they receive from teaching staff, and at the moment this is in dire need of support and nurture. This could be the most important New Year’s resolution a person makes”.

Volunteers will have the unique opportunity to make a worthwhile contribution to the quality of life for others while honing their Spanish speaking skills gained from living with a local host family in the Scared Valley, where the teaching project is based.

Slowe continues “Many of the people we work with in Peru are the descendants of the Incas, speaking the ancient language of Quechua and they were greatly affected by terrible flooding during 2009. Tourism is just starting to pick up again but one of the only ways out of the grinding poverty is to speak some English while working with tourists”.

This exciting six week project runs during January and February every year and to find out more about participating, contact Projects Abroad for further information.

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