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 Some of the events coming up are Church gate Collections in all churches in the Navan Area, the ladies Mini-Marathon and bag packing in Supervalu in the Johnstown Shopping centre in Navan.

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The transition year in the Comprehensive School in Glenties, Co. Donegal are involved in a project to raise funds to bring Piped Water to the Families in Los Lomas. They began their activities with a swim in Portnoo, on New Year's day. `

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If any of you would like to join in the ladies marathon on bank holiday Monday in June, please contact any of the following:

Ciara Murphy on 086 855 6334
Michelle Murphy on 087 9033289
Trish Murphy on 086 3850825

 

 

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Future Fundraising Events

Work in progress on a new Family Centre

Some of the events coming up are, Church gate Collections in all churches in the Navan Area, the ladies Mini-Marathon and bag packing in Supervalu in the Johnstown Shopping centre in Navan.

The transition year in the Comprehensive School in Glenties, Co. Donegal are involved in a project to raise funds to bring Piped Water to the Families in Los Lomas. They began their activities with a swim in Portnoo, on New Year's day.

Please let us know if you have any fund raising ideas.

Alternatively, if you are interested in going to Peru to get involved we would be delighted to hear from you.

 

Would you like to volunteer your services?

We are always looking for Volunteers….

The Only skill that is absolutely necessary is, that you have a genuine desire to care for Children and young people with “Special Needs”

Those using the Centre range in age from 6 months to 20 years, with a variety of disabilities, both physical and intellectual. Presently about 35 kids attend on different days, usually for 3 afternoons per week. They usually remain in the centre for the afternoon as their living conditions at home are usually miserable as the majority live in huts made from Bamboo weave and plastic. Others live in little house made with adobe bricks.

The volunteer will help the kids and young people with, Painting, drawing, puzzles, reading, games, and assist with the staff on outings for them, usually to the beach, Zoo, Picnics, and parks. The volunteer may also from time to time assist a staff member in bringing the children to specialist appointments.    The charity is very flexible and if a volunteer feels they may also have something else to contribute that would be of benefit to the children or the families this also can be looked into.

Healthcare Professionals are especially welcome

To date Peru Children’s Charity have had over 30 volunteers in the therapy centre and the children are very open to welcoming new faces if it will enhance their quality of life.

We provide mainly occupational Therapy and a small amount of Physiotherapy, A Speech Therapist attends twice weekly. We also take the kids for specialised Therapy in other centre

 

The Minimum period for a Volunteer is 2 weeks; there is no Maximum period..!

 

 Location:

The Therapy Centre is Located in Las Lomas de Carabayllo, a shanty town in the North of Lima, about 15 miles from the City Centre. The area has a population of about 50,000 and is poorly serviced, no running water or sewerage. Part of the area has electricity.

The houses are mainly constructed of mud bricks with plastic or galvanised roofs. Some are just huts built of plastic and bamboo weave sheets. A small number of houses are built with Concrete and bricks.

 

Where you can stay:

There are some small shops serving the area and a recently constructed Health Centre.

There is a Thriving town, Puente Piedra about 5 miles from Las Lomas with a shopping Centre and other modern facilities.


Accommodation can be arranger in a good Hostel with en suite room for less than €4.50 per day, Transport cost to and from the centre is €0.50 per day. Food costs can be as little as €4 per day

The population generally are very appreciative of the work being undertaken by Peru Children’s Charity. It is a very friendly area to work, and the Locals really appreciate the Charity’s ethos of working in Partnership

 

If you would like to chat with someone about volunteering you can call:

Michelle on:  087-9033289 or Ciara on: 086-8556334

Michael’s Number in Lima is 994390350

 

Usually people who come to volunteer stay much longer then they had originally planned:  Ruth came for a week and stayed 3 months

Suad and Leyla came for 2 weeks and stayed for 5 weeks

Auveen came for 2 weeks and stayed 3 weeks.

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