Huaraz-Clean and climb the Huascaran National Park
Description: In the last two centuries humanity is accelerating the process of climate changes trough pollution, one of the most dangerous phenomena for life on earth. Today we must work for the conservation of our environment, starting with water. This project will be carried out with the provincial municipality of Huaraz and the district municipality of Independencia of the department of Ancash on two sites: • The Quillcay River, this river used to have the purest and cleanest waters of the Cordillera Blanca, but unfortunately, due to the negligence of the community and the local authorities, is increasingly contaminated by solid wastes • La Quebrada Llaca, a beautiful cliff, in a valley surrounded by glaciers, suffering due to heavy touristic activities.
Type of Work: The volunteers will work with local staff and the support of associations and / or municipalities in the following tasks. 1. Cleaning and collecting solid waste from the river. 2.Collect the garbage from the Quebrada Llaca mountain area. 3.Select the wastes collected and then recycle it. 4. In the afternoons the volunteer, supported by the camp leaders, will carry on workshops on environmental awareness addressing the local community. The cleaning of the Quebrada Llaca will be carried on during the last week of the project. During this time the group will camp in the mountains and the volunteers will have the possibility to test some ecotouristic activities like rock climbing, ice and camping on the shores of Laguna de Llaca, enjoying the beautiful landscapes.
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Accommodation: For the first 2 weeks they’ll work in the Quillcay river, which is 10 minutes from the city center. The group will sleep in a building with shared rooms, a shower, an organized kitchen, and a washing machine. The volunteers will receive food and be responsible for the cooking and the cleaning. They can bring typical foods, drinks, recipes etc from their city of origin in order to organize cultural exchange evenings. During the third week of the project the group will camp in the Quebrada Llaca. The volunteers will have to bring their own camping material (tents,mats,sleeping bags)
Language: English, spanish
Approximate Location: The city of Huaraz, Capital of the Ancash Region, International Capital of Friendship, and Capital of the Andean Community in South America is one of the most modern cities of the Andean Region of Peru, located in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, approximately 408 Km north of Lima. Tourism is the main source of income, visitors from all over the world come to Huaraz for climbing the beautiful snow-capped mountains of the Cordillera Blanca.
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CH-SCI 12.6 Town hall for culture (Lichtensteig SG)
09 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
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