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Our Cultural & Educational Project

Our Cultural & Educational Project - Orange Cares
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Education, cultural awareness and a sense of belonging is the cornerstone for a happy and healthy society. Undeniably Peru has a very rich and diverse history and culture. Unfortunately, for the children born in the rural villages of the Andean mountains, visiting some of the greatest monuments and architectural marvels still remains a very distant dream. Orange cares continues to make their dreams come through by organizing free educational tours to the most popular attractions in Peru like Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Rainbow Mountain among many others. ORANGE CARES is honored to be able to offer this once in a lifetime chance to explore their heritage and restore their pride in their culture, history and Inca heritage.

Heritage education

The basic idea of heritage education is to offer opportunities to engage in experiences to learn new concepts and skills. By directly experiencing or analyzing cultural heritage, learners gain knowledge, intellectual skills and a wider range of competences on issues such as cultural heritage maintenance or societal well being.

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Greatest numbers so far, in 2015 we managed to take over 30 children from the village of Cucani on a tour of the Sacred Valley and Cusco. Whereas in 2016 an impressive 22 students from the community of Patachancha joined us for a memorable day exploring our cultural heritage in the great citadel of Machu Picchu. Then in 2017, ORANGE CARES fulfilled the dreams of 36 children and their parents from the indigenous community of Pampamarca. They got to tour Cusco City, Sacred Valley and the Citadel of Machu Picchu all paid for by ORANGE CARES. Together, we hope to continue to make even greater strides.

Cultural Immersion project

This project places you in an indigenous Quechua village with less than 60 residents. During your stay you get to fully immerse yourself in daily village life. Some of the daily activities include heading to the mountains to gather the plants needed to create a natural die for their garments. This is then followed by the weaving process. Potatoes are the main source of nutrition and income, join the locals as they show you the entire process, from planting to the final harvest.

The host families are all from the village and welcome you into their families, essentially becoming a member of the family through your stay and beyond. This is one of the most unique and immersive volunteer experiences. By spending time in these communities, you positively contribute to the village´s economic growth. Some of these villages have managed to install flushing toilets and actual beds through the volunteer programs.

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