Semillas Life

It is very important for us to find mechanisms to promote the development and progress of the less privileged communities in the Peruvian Amazon. We believe that working together with these communities in developing different skills for its people and creating new job opportunities, not only will help to reduce poverty but to reduce activities that are damaging the environment such as, logging or illegal/legal gold mining with strong contaminating chemicals. Protecting the Amazon should be a global commitment because of its incalculable biological and ecological value.

We are a growing project working for the economic and social development of the less privileged communities in the Peruvian Amazon. We focus on education, environment, ecotourism and cultural exchange. We believe that promoting the development and progress of these communities can help reducing the destruction of the Amazon. The first of a series of programs that we are working on is the English teaching program. We believe that English lessons will provide a valuable opportunity to help local people gain the skills they need to communicate with tourists and also help the younger generations to have better life opportunities.


reseñas

4.5
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Anfitrión y equipo

4.5

Horas y tareas

4.5

Hostal

4.5

Aprendizaje y diversión

4.5

Italia

5

Volunteering at Semillas' Life was a great experience. You live in the amazon forest and share quiality time with other volunteers coming from different places and cultures. The first days involve a lot of excursions around the city of Puerto Inca. And in the evenings (3d/w) you have english classes with students of different ages all eager to learn. Chris and Anna are very supportive and will make your stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you both for such a good time together!

hace 3 meses

Suiza

5

My time in Puerto Inca was absolutely lovely. Chris is a responsible host who takes care of his volunteers. The kids and adult classes were fun.

hace 4 meses

Reino Unido

3

This project has great potential but it still has a while to go until it's actually what is advertised. I had a great time here as I met some great people and enjoyed the day trips with Neyer.

However, organisation needs to be massively improved. There is no guidance of structure for the English lessons with the locals. Most of the volunteers have never taught before and there's no structure to the lessons, meaning that they're not as impactful as they could be. Also you only teach for 9 hours a week, so you have A LOT of free time.

hace 6 meses

Estados Unidos

4

Good experience overall! Excellent opportunity to improve Spanish and immerse in local culture.

hace 6 meses

Reino Unido

3

we greatly enjoyed the teaching aspect of the experience, it was very rewarding and enjoyable. we also had a great time with fellow volunteers, there was a lovely atmosphere and we made some amazing friends. with regards to the activities arranged by the host, we would recommend they're more upfront in terms of the cost of these activities so all volunteers are aware of additional costs they may incur and can make an informed decision on whether to attend or not. we would also say for $280 as a couple for 17 days did not represent good value for money for the accommodation quality

hace 7 meses


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