The project will develop in the archaeological zone of Chan Chan, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site and World Heritage in Danger since November 1986. During the project volunteers will perform three specific actions: Conservation, Protection and Educational.
There are two factors that have caused the gradual deterioration of the archaeological zone of Chan Chan, the environment and social environment, so we propose to execute the following actions...
Within the process of conservation work and volunteers will help archaeologists and workers to restore and clean the walls have been destroyed by time, making bricks for the reconstruction of the destroyed walls, respecting the procedure for preparing and carrying ancestral material used for reconstruction.
Within these campaigns volunteers will be cleaning and removing garbage dumps, wooded places, and raising awareness of the importance of keeping the historic centre clean.
Educational programs will be developed with conservation action, advocacy and protection of heritage. Volunteers will visit schools and teach children and youth, about care and protection of heritage, performing activities of integration between international volunteers and the student population, will visit the archaeological site to educate students at the site on care and maintenance of their heritage. Awareness campaigns will be conducted through Arts, drawing contests, festivals and tours to the archaeological site involving the general public and various stakeholders.
Volunteers will stay in a house in the city with basic services. It is important to mention that every volunteer should bring a sleeping bag.
Trujillo, City of Eternal Spring. Located in the northeastern part of Peru, is the capital of La Libertad department at a distance of 580 km from the capital Lima.
English but it will be very useful to have basic Spanish knowledge.
195 Euros. This payment made by the volunteers will cover the costs of lodging and food, as well as operational and administrative costs of the project.
« I can say that the best things about the workcamp and this whole experience were the chance of making a real difference to the lives of very needy children. This is an extremely valuable project where volunteers can have a massive impact. Also the possibility of learning a huge amount about a country so different from our own. I learnt ten times as much by carrying out a workcamp than I would ever do backpacking. »