Spanish School Peru: AMAUTA

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Spanish School AMAUTA in Cusco, Peru is the best place to learn Spanish in Peru. We provide in-depth Spanish lessons and a cultural immersion experience for everyone. Our students step outside of the Spanish classroom to enjoy the Peruvian culture, make Spanish-speaking friends, and travel in Peru. During or after your Spanish lesson, you can, volunteer in Peru where you will really get the chance to improve your Spanish language skills and give back to the Peruvian community.

Here at the AMAUTA blog, we aim to keep our Spanish alumni, current and future students, and anyone who is interested in Peruvian and Latin American culture, the most relevant information about what is happening in Peru. We´ll post fun articles about our Spanish School in Peru, Tips to learn Spanish, how to get the most out of your Spanish classes in Cusco, advice on how to prepare for your trip to Peru, life in Cusco, Peruvian cuisine, Peruvian festivals, what to do in Cusco, and much more.

After reading our blog, you’ll know exactly why you want to study Spanish at AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru! Hasta pronto!

Young Volunteers Make a Big Impact in Cusco

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Young Volunteers Make a Big Impact in Cusco

AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco recently received a small group of 10 volunteers in Peru between the ages of 18 and 29 from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. They have been travelling throughout South America and they came to do a week of volunteer work in Peru. The volunteers helped out at two of our after-school programs in Cusco that needed help with both physical labor and activities for the kids. They also helped build a wall out of recycled tires and to paint a water reservoir.

All volunteers had to take a bus for about thirty minutes and then walk twenty minutes or more to get to their volunteer project. Every day they worked from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at their designated project. For lunch the students travelled back to their Peruvian host families in Cusco then went back to one of the projects in the afternoon to work with the kids from the projects.

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Vrijwilligers gezocht om te helpen met de watervoorziening in een locale gemeenschap in Cusco Peru

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Volunteer project in a local community in Cusco needs volunteers to help with a new hydraulic system

Als verantwoordelijke van het AMAUTA vrijwilligersprogramma, bezoekt onze vrijwilligers coordinator de projecten met wie we werken op regelmatige basis. Dit is te kijken of alle AMAUTA vrijwilligers het naar hun zin hebben en of alles goed verloopt in verschillende projecten, en om op de hoogte te zijn van de ontwikkelingen in de vrijwilligersprojecten in Peru. Een paar dagen geleden, bezocht onze coordinator de gemeenschap van Tankarpata waar een van de projecten waarmee AMAUTA werkt plaatsvindt.

Dit project is een NGO en is vier jaar geleden opgericht om de ontwikkeling van deze gemeenschap te ondersteunen. De NGO richt zich op drie gebieden: opleiding, gezondheid en ontwikkeling. Het belangrijkste project dat op het moment wordt uitgevoerd is de reconstructie/renovatie van het hydraulische systeem van het dorp. Het dorp ligt op 40 minuten afstand van Cusco per auto.

Het doel van dit project is om 900 personen van de gemeenschap te voorzien van drinkwater. Waarom is dit zo belangrijk? Omdat op dit moment 95% van de kinderen in de gemeenschap geinfecteerd zijn met parasieten doordat het water niet schoon is! En we weten dat de kinderen onze toekomst zijn en de ontwikkeling van de gemeenschap wordt realiteit door hun opleiding en scholing. Maar, hoe kan dit gebeuren als alle kinderen veel te vaak ziek zijn? Parasieten maken het immuunsysteem van geinfecteerde mensen kwetsbaarder voor ziektes.
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Proyecto de Voluntariado en una comunidad local del Cusco necesita voluntarios para apoyar con un nuevo sistema hidráulico

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Volunteer project in a local community in Cusco needs volunteers to help with a new hydraulic system

Al estar a cargo del Programa de Voluntariado AMAUTA, nuestra coordinadora de voluntarios visita regularmente los proyectos con los que trabajamos. Esto para garantizar y evaluar la participación de los voluntarios de AMAUTA en los diferentes proyectos y para mantenerse al día con los avances en los proyectos de voluntariado en Perú .

Hace unos días , visitó la Comunidad de Tankarpata donde funciona uno de los proyectos con los que trabajamos. Esta es una ONG creada hace cuatro años para apoyar el desarrollo de esta comunidad .

La ONG se centra en tres áreas principales: educación, salud y desarrollo. En estos momentos , uno de los proyectos más importantes llevados a cabo por su equipo es la reconstrucción y / o renovación del sistema hidráulico de la aldea , situada a 40min fuera del Cusco en auto.

El objetivo de este proyecto es proporcionar a las 900 personas de la comunidad de agua potable. ¿Por qué es esto tan importante? Hoy en día , el 95 % de los niños de la comunidad están infectados con parásitos debido al agua . Como sabemos que los niños son nuestro futuro y el desarrollo de la comunidad será posible dándoles una buena educación. Sin embargo , ¿cómo podría esto ocurrir cuando todos los niños están enfermos ?

Además , los parásitos infectan a todos, sin importar el sexo o la edad, y hacen que el sistema inmunológico de las personas afectadas se vuelva vulnerable frente a cualquier tipo de enfermedad.
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Volunteer project in a local community in Cusco needs volunteers to help with a new hydraulic system

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Volunteer project in a local community in Cusco needs volunteers to help with a new hydraulic system

Being in charge of the AMAUTA Volunteer Program, our volunteer coordinator visits the projects we work with on a regular base. This to ensure the evaluate the participation of the AMAUTA volunteers in the different projects and to keep up with the developments at our volunteer projects in Peru.

A few days ago, she visited the community of Tankarpata where one of the projects we work with takes place. This is an NGO created four years ago to support the development of this community.

The NGO focusses on three main areas: education, health and development. At the moment, one of the most important projects carried out by their team is the reconstruction/renovation of the hydraulic system of the village, situated 40mn outside of Cusco by motorized vehicle.

The objective of this project is to provide the 900 persons of the community with drinking water. Why is this so important? Nowadays, 95% of the children of the community are infected with parasites because of the water. As we know children are our future and the development of the community becomes reality though their education. Yet, how could this happens when all children are sick?

Also, the parasites touch everyone, of any age, and make affected people’s immune system more vulnerable in front of any kind of disease.
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