Students are required to do volunteer work as well as write a community based research project as part of the Peruvian Social Reality course. Students can choose from a variety of organizations such as… (next tab).

La Casa de Panchita

La Casa de Panchita works for domestic servants’ rights and empowerment. They have several projects for both adult domestic servants (and their children) as well as domestic servant children.

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Ciudad Saludable

Ciudad Saludable is an organization committed to sustainable development. It works in collaboration with grassroots organizations, public entities and private enterprises in Peru and other countries in Latin America. Its main goal is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the poorest population through efficient solid waste management which will not only result in cleaner cities but also the creation of jobs. We practice and encourage commitment, service, solidarity, social equity, respect, transparency, and ethics both at the professional and moral levels.

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Amnesty International

Amnesty International is an international organization that works in the defense and promotion of human rights.

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Building Dignity

Building Dignity is a non-profit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota and Lima, Peru. In Lima, we work in the district of Villa El Salvador, where we have built the Center for Development with Dignity in the poor community of La Encantada. Free and open to the public, the Center for Development with Dignity includes public meeting spaces and classrooms, a library, a museum of La Encantada’s social justice activism, a technology center, a community kitchen, and public bathrooms. The Center houses community education programs, grassroots development projects, and support for La Encantada’s human rights activists and leaders.

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Voluntades has 7 different projects with a wide range of targeted population that goes from small children to seniors.

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