Fall is underway in the States, but in Trujillo, summer is right around the corner! As the weather gets warmer, Vive is preparing for our Winter session program. We’ve had a great October, and we are excited to see what the holiday season has in store.
Shana and Scott: Working professionals
Shana and Scott, a couple from Ohio, joined us for three weeks this month. Shana is a registered nurse who specializes in Emergency Room care, so she was able to share her skills with many local health professionals. She worked at multiple medical campaigns and even taught a CPR class to doctors and nurses. Scott, a university administrator, taught English at a local school and worked with the boys at Hogar San Jose.
Emily and Sandra: Here during "gap" semesters
Emily (a recent ASU graduate) and Sandra (a current ASU student) are here for the full three months this Fall session. Emily, a returning volunteer, has been volunteering with us since July and is working at Hogar San Jose as well as teaching English at a local school. “I decided to stay in Peru for the fall because I love the Peruvian culture and wanted to be able to enjoy it for a longer period of time before I go home!” says Emily.
Sandra arrived last month and has been hard at work in local hospitals and participating in medical campaigns. “The best part about Peru so far has been making friends and being able to experience a new place together,” she says. We are grateful to have them both here!
Upcoming Lima Medical Campaign
Vive is working with another organization, Healing the Children: Rocky Mountains, to put on a surgical campaign to operate on children with cleft lip or cleft palate November 6. This much-needed surgery would not be possible for many patients without the campaign, so we are incredibly excited to be a part of it! Stay tuned for updates to come when the work begins in a few short weeks!
We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis for a limited number of spots available for our Winter. Apply to volunteer today!