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Support for the integral development of children and adolescents in province Datem del Marañón in Peru - continuation of the project 2.

The project was implemented between 1 June and 31 December 2013 in San Lorenzo (Datem del Marañón province) in Peru and counted with participation of one volunteer who stayed in Peru from 8 September to 31 December 2013. The coordinator of the project was Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth For The World, and the local partner was the Catholic Parish in San Lorenzo.

The children and adolescents from San Lorenzo were beneficiaries of the project, and thanks to the project activities they were able to participate in various courses and workshops.

As part of the project, the volunteer conducted classes in four day clubs (parish oratory, and clubs in Las Flores, La Unión and Monzantes). In the club in San Lorenzo, the volunteer organised a total of 96 hours of development activities, attended by 155 participants, and 86 hours of sport activities (175 participants). General development, sport, compensatory classes and film club meetings were organised in other clubs, as well. In total, 396 children aged 2-20 benefited from the volunteer’s activities.

As part of the children and adolescents’ classes in the clubs, 50.5 hours of English course were organised (33 participants), as well as handicrafts workshops (42 hours, 43 participants), culture workshops (19.5 hours, 27 people), music (22.5 hours, 26 people), theatre and drawing lessons (13.5 hours, 19 people). The volunteer organised also a first aid course for the children and the local animators, attended by 55 people. 

As part of an educational initiative, the volunteer collected photographs and notes on the lives of children and youth from San Lorenzo. She used them to prepare an exhibition presenting living conditions of children from Peru, traditional cuisine, everyday duties and popular games. In December 2013 the exhibition was presented in three schools in Krakow. According to the organiser’s estimations, it was seen by 2,000 visitors.