School is Back and Preparations are ongoing

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Mother and daughter walking

School is back in session for most of the northern hemisphere and students and parents are getting use to the new routine, teachers, and subjects.  However in  Peru and Bolivia the academic school year is still in session and the new school year does not start until February and March of 2020.  Here at Umbrella Initiatives Foundation we are ramping […]

Volunteer Leadership School

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Last January we launched the Inaugural Experiential Volunteer Leadership School in Tipon, Peru.  In addition to the hands-on work of the Backpack Project we added an afternoon leadership training school to provide opportunities for reflection, learning and growth for the volunteer. The additional training was added to further build on the experience and growth that volunteers have .  The Escuela […]

Alena’s Experience

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“I loved getting to know the student’s, other volunteers and Peru. Students can easily grow and learn in the positive environment”. Alena Schwob, Volunteer 2018. Find out more about here experience in Cusco below: