Volunteering with individuals with disabilities in Peru
Organized by: Kerin Mcgue
Hi All, After I finish classes, I'm heading to Lima, Peru for the experience of a lifetime volunteering with Peruvians with disabilities through Cross Cultural Solutions. Harsh social stigmas and lack of resources makes providing individuals with disabilities with proper care a huge challenge, and in some cases not possible. Along with experiencing another culture, building bonds, expanding my knowledge and building leadership skills, I will also work to break down stereotypes those with disabilities face every day. I'm asking for your help with fundraising to make this all possible. I have valuable experience, knowledge and skills to bring to Peru and look forward to a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity. "...the change we all wish to see won't be realized through big, sweeping acts—not by governments, or armies, or the UN. Instead, lasting change will be achieved through small, personal acts of kindness and selflessness, and through the spreading of tolerance and understanding between people and cultures. Only as people become more willing to change themselves—the way they think, the way they act—will real change become possible."