World heritage: conservation of Rimac historical center
Description: The neighborhood of Rimac, at the time of colonial Lima, used to be the part of the town where the Spanish nobles had their luxurious residences. That changed with the time, and nowadays the hyped Miraflores and Barranco districts house the high and medium classes of Lima, while Rimac has been deserted. The ancient colonial and pre-colonial heritage has been for long neglected, but now the municipality, in collaboration with the Bolivarian Brigade of Volunteers, has decided to change the situation. For 2018, the Brigada, in partnership with other local organizations, presented a project of valorization and conservation of the historical center of Rimac to the World Heritage Volunteering Initiative in order to dynamize the process of rehabilitation of the district.
Type of Work: The volunteers, under the supervision of a technical leader, will clean, paint and furnish the last floor of the ancient backus factory, in order to allow the Rimac social center to use it for cultural and pedagogic activities. They will clean the Huaca la Florida archeological site, in order to open the ancient temple ruins to the public. They will also organize an activity to raise awareness on the importance of the site targeting the local population. Supported by the local organization "ocupa tu calle", the volunteer will organize street action in order to requalify the urban space. The participants will prepare and implement intervention in schools to sensitize local pupils to the importance of local heritage, its preservation and valorization.
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Accommodation: In the historic center of Lima. The facility offers basic services: water, electricity, laundry. The participants will sleep in shared rooms and will have to bring their own sleeping bag. The volunteers will receive food and will have to take care of cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional, typical foods, drinks and recipes from your country of origin for the international evening
Language: Spanish, english
Approximate Location: Rimac district is located in the northern part of Lima, the capital of Perú and ancient capital of the colonial dominions of Spain in the Andean region. Rimac district is nowadays mainly inhabited by low classes inhabitants, but just crossing the Rimac river you are in the very historical center of the town. You can breathe the atmosphere of the colonial Lima just walking in its ancient streets, lined with beautiful “casona”, the houses of the Spanish nobles.
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