AYNI focuses its initiatives in two major areas, Sustainable Development and Education. The organization works together with the community of Alto de los More to alleviate or address some of the major barriers of living in extreme poverty. Our role is multifaceted and continues unfold and grow within the community.
Education is a huge part of what AYNI is, and your main role is working with children in different capacities. At school in the morning your role includes teaching ESL in the classroom, running arts & activities in the classroom, and running sports activities during recess time. This generally takes place Monday to Friday. Within school time you will also be responsible for coordinating organized sports activities at the school during recess time which lasts about ½ hr (i.e. soccer game, volleyball game, freeze tag, skipping, dancing etc.)
Your other main role is to run the library program after school. This is an opportunity for the kids in the village to come to the library (there are few libraries in Peru, and none in poor communities). This is an opportunity for you to read a story, for kids to choose books to read, and participate in organized activities like arts & crafts, puzzles, games etc., that you create. Generally, part of the library time can be spent allowing the kids free time to explore BUT, it should consist also of the volunteer organizing their library time.
Your secondary role will be to assist with any Development Work. Development work is described under Projects. Many of our Development projects have been reduced due to newer government assistance. This allows us to shift our focus back to Education.