Our volunteers prepared for an unforgettable adventure – a year in Peru or India. After an intensive preparation seminar in Germany, they were ready to start their journey. But the adventure really began when they arrived at their assignment locations. Here we take a look at their arrival and the first steps in their new lives.
Arrival in Peru: For our volunteers who had chosen Peru, the adventure already began at the end of August when they left Germany. In Peru they were warmly welcomed by our country coordinator, Doris. Doris is an important contact person on site and makes sure that the volunteers have a good start in their placement. Together they spent time in Lima, the capital of Peru, and attended another seminar to prepare for the challenges and opportunities of their year of service.
Traveling to outreach sites in Peru: After the seminar, our volunteers set out to travel to their outreach sites. These locations are diverse, from the majestic Andes Mountains to the rich rainforests of the Amazon. Their travels were not only an opportunity to discover the scenic diversity of Peru, but also to prepare for their work in the various partner organizations.
Arrival in India: For our volunteers who had chosen India, the adventure also began at the end of August when they left Germany. In India they were received by our coordinator, Joyti. Joyti is an experienced contact person and makes sure that the volunteers are well taken care of in India. Upon arrival, they had the opportunity to get acclimated to Indian life and culture.
The journey to the outreach sites in India: After arriving in India, our volunteers embarked on the journey to their outreach sites and partner organizations. India is a country of diversity, from bustling metropolises to remote villages. During their travels, they were able to experience the unique facets of this fascinating country and prepare for their work in the various communities.
These arrivals mark the beginning of an exciting year of service to the communities.