Job shadowing in Peru
Between November 26-30 two members of DAC had the opportunity to travel to Peru and participate in a job-shadowing on the topic of social entrepreneurship.
The activity took place as part of the SEEDS project. In the five days of the job-shadowing, our participants had the possibility to meet different NGOs and companies working with CSR, social entrepreneurship or community work in the capital Lima and its surroundings.
One of the most interesting and succesful social bussinesses we have visited was “Laboratoria”.
“Laboratoria” is an intiative focused on the education
and empowerment of women between 18-30 years old. For five months, every woman included in the programme learns about coding, graphic design, film, photography and anything else necessary for becoming a web developer.
We have visited the outskirts of Lima where the organization Techo is working for improving the life quality of the people living in cronical poverty.
Techo is working with building houses to those people affected the most, empowering the local communities and decreasing the line between “us” and “them” by bringing together people from Lima and those living in poor economical conditions in the outskirts.
We have also met Felipe Chang from Innova who have talked to us about CSR in Peru, the education system and the Innova schools model who offers an affordable alternative education to middle class peruvian families.
Martin Vega from CARE have presented to us the support they offer to social start-ups in Peru.
And last but not least, Renato Corzo and Lu Vargas have talked about their organization “Social Work Lab” and the projects they are developing for the local community.