Volunteering in Peru

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Martes, 07 de Julio del 2020


Meet the MQ Team

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Juliana Naupari Samaniego

Makikita Quykuway Executive Director

Juliana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru in Huancayo. She also has a degree in Education from the Universidad Federico Villarreal in Lima. Her professional experience includes working with street children, and teaching Spanish and English at public and private schools. Juliana founded Makikita Quykuway in 2006.





Maryori López Meza

Makikita Quykuway Community Center Teacher

Maryori is studying Social Work at Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú. To finish her university studies, Maryori completed an internship with the Street Children Program.  









Efraín Arrieta

Spanish Lesson Coordinator

Efraín has been an English and Spanish teacher for many years. Consequently, Efraín has a wide variety of experience teaching Spanish classes to volunteers and foreigners in Huancayo. He has a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration and is now the coordinator of Spanish classes at Makikita.







Helen Patiño Patiño

Spanish Teacher
Helen has a Bachelor´s degree in Hospitality and tourism. She studied at Universidad Alas Peruanas in Huancayo. She has an advanced level of English. She has taught Spanish language to foreigners for two years. 

James Thomas Stuart Cosford

English Lesson Co-ordinator

James is a Scottish volunteer that arrived in February 2014 to help in the Street Children Program. He is now studying Business Engineering in Huancayo at the Univeridad Continental. He coordinates and teaches English classes at Makikita. All money earned from these courses is then contributed towards the Charity and helping the children.




Consultants Abroad




Catherine Richardson

Catherine Richardson is from England and has participated in our volunteer program three times. She did a great job at Community Center and at the Street Children Program. She promised to return in the future! If you have any questions or doubts about volunteering, please feel free to contact her at cuqsuita@gmail.com





Picker Chen

Picker Chen is from Australia and came to volunteer in 2014. She loves to help children, and her participation was really appreciated at our Community Center. She still wants help the Organization, so if you have any questions about the volunteer program, please contact her at mariadeldia@gmail.com






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About Us

Makikita Quykuway means “Give me your hand” in Quechua, the ancient language of the Incas. Guided by this principle, our organization has brought together a network of compassionate...
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Meet the MQ Team

    Juliana Naupari Samaniego Makikita Quykuway Executive Director Juliana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru in Huancay...

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How to get to Huancayo?

  Travelling to Huancayo from Lima (you will first have to fly into Lima) By Bus   Buses from Lima run several times a day through several different companies. The safest and most ...
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Weekend Excursions!

On weekends. volunteers have time to relax and visiting  tourist destinations. Huancayo has beautiful mountains, landscapes, lakes, ruins, and glaciers. Older surrounding villages are usually v...
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Spanish lessons

    Spanish lessons Most of our volunteers come to Peru with a very low level of Spanish. This creates a communication barrier with children in different projects where volunteers have ...