Amantani Community Project

Amantani help bridge the gap between home and school for children living in Ccorca, a handful of Quechua communities nestled high in the Andes of southern Peru.

These children endure a four hour walk between home and school, and when at school are often taught a curriculum which is irrelevant to the world in which they live in, and often in a language they don’t understand.

Amantani provide boarding houses and a relevant education, which means that the children don’t lose touch with their communities, their families and ultimately themselves.

Andean Trails recently supported Amantani in the Grafham Water Marathon, helping to raise more than USD 33,000.



Volunteers are always needed in the boarding houses in Peru.

Naturally, Spanish is essential in order to work in the boarding houses, and you can Learn Spanish with us – preferably to an advanced level – before you volunteer.

This facilitates communication with the children, their parents as well as the team in Peru.

Volunteers should also be able to commit to at least two months. This gives the children in the boarding houses continuity and means that you have time to really get to know the work, the team and the children and you can really make a difference.

If you feel you are well-suited to volunteer in the boarding houses, please contact us.

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