We are very excited to announce a new opportunity for educators, business people and those with practical skills to volunteer with us in Peru.
This project is located in the town of Salvación, capital of the Manu Province, and is based at the local further education college, the Instituto de Educacion Superior Tecnológico Público Manu. The Institute is the only source of further education in the Manu Province, but teaching staff lack support and training, and resources are limited and out of date.
The aim of the education programme is to transform the Institute into a centre of excellence in Sustainable Land Management and Responsible Tourism by supporting teacher capacity building, practical skill development and school enterprise. Building the capacity of teachers is vital for long-term success and help is needed to improve their skills, techniques, and resources, particularly in English and industry-specific skills.
The Manu Biosphere Reserve encompasses almost the entire watershed of the Manu river, from tributaries that start high in the Andes down to the lowland Amazonian rainforests that stretch to the Atlantic. Its geography, biodiversity and indigenous communities not only make it a compelling destination but also a valuable cultural, scientific and economic resource. The Manu Biosphere Reserve has remained relatively protected because of limited access routes.