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The Light and Leadership Initiative -- Huaycan, Peru

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: October 21, 2013, 7:20 PM

Description

Educate. Empower. Bring Change to Huaycan.

The Light and Leadership Initiative's mission is to respond to the needs of the women in the Ate-Vitarte district of Lima, Peru in their struggle out of poverty by improving the availability and quality of education offered to women and children. Through workshops and classes, women are empowered to better care for themselves and their families by improving both their physical and emotional well being, as well as advancing their skills in the workforce. Children are offered similar opportunities and learn the value of education and respect for one's community. We believe the women and children of the Ate-Vitarte district will become positive leaders for change through love, support, and education.

Our educational programs are offered in the areas of literacy, the English language, math, art, and community leadership and much more! We also offer a volunteer program, allowing volunteers to work along side the program's participants, learn about Peruvian culture, and establish life long friendships. Volunteers play an essential role in our organization. Looking to make a difference? We can help you help Huaycan!

We are registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Tinley Park, Illinois. We began program operations in June of 2009.

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  • Teach Chess, Theater or Math in Peru! - Volunteer Opportunity

    Last updated:
    June 14, 2014
    Location:
    Lima, Lima, Peru
    Description:
    Are you interested in Chess, Theater or Math? Come teach with the Light and Leadership Initiative in Peru! Opportunities for short term (1-4 weeks) and long ter...
  • Volunteers NEEDED!! Teach English, Art, Chess, Math, Sports, Reading (Lima, Peru)! - Volunteer Opportunity

    Last updated:
    June 14, 2014
    Location:
    Lima, Lima, Peru
    Description:
    The Light and Leadership Initiative is a grassroots non-profit working in Huaycan, a developing community in the outskirts of Lima. We are always seeking passio...
  • Art Teacher Needed! August 2014 - Volunteer Opportunity

    Last updated:
    June 14, 2014
    Location:
    Lima, Lima, Peru
    Description:
    Join LLI's family and teach art in Peru to children ages 6-13! Our art program is a favorite of our kids and we need an art teacher to begin July 30th/31st or A...

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Website:
http://www.lightandleadership.org
http://lightandleadership.wordpress.com/
Phone:
708-459-8803; Skype: Lightandleadership
Address:
Huaycan, Lima, Peru

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