lunes, 21 de febrero de 2011


French teacher and volunteer, Lorene, and a few of her French students say "Fromage" (or "cheese!") as they wrap up the summer session of French classes. Exams are this week!

Stay tuned for who achieved the highest score on their test... and who won a backpack with lots of great school supply goodies.

Published by Lara DeVries on behalf of Light and Leadership. Looking to volunteer? We have opportunities in our French and English education programs starting August 2011. Apply now at

sábado, 12 de febrero de 2011


Just a friendly invitation to join us in Huaycan this August - December! LLI is currently looking for volunteer English teachers to work with kids and women from August 1st - December 12th. We NEED you!

Are you a student? Just recently graduated? Complete an internship with us in English Education! We are looking for one to two Interns/Volunteers.

Not a student? Not recently graduated? We still want you here :) No matter your age* or current college standing, fill out an application online to volunteer now!

*Only half true, must be 18 or older.

miércoles, 9 de febrero de 2011

Nutrition: More Than Just Fruit and Veggies.

This past Tuesday, LLI kicked off its women's program for 2011 with a Nutrition workshop. Elida, Huaycan's hospital's nutritionist, kindly volunteered her time and led a workshop to thirteen women in Zone Z.

Elida led the women through eating a balanced diet and lifestyle. She specifically focused on nutrition for kids, starting with nutrition during pregnancy. What did we learn? Nutrition is so much more than eating your "choclo" (Peruvian corn) every day. It's about balance. It's about understanding what nutritional value our favorite Peruvian dishes offer us, or what they don't. It's about making sure Huaycan's (and all over the world) kids get accustomed at an early age to eating right. And lastly, it's about making the right decisions about nutrition for yourself, so that your family follows in your footsteps!

Special thanks to Elida and to Sarah Renkert, LLI's house manager, for organizing the workshop. We look forward to the next workshop in March!

Interested in working with our Women's Program long term? We are looking for a program manager to start asap in Huaycan! Please view our internship/volunteer opportunity here and apply if the position is right for you (advanced Spanish skills a must)!

Zone Z's women's group

Published by Lara DeVries on behalf of the Light and Leadership Initiative. Thanks to Enora Guerinel for the provided photos. For more information, please visit

jueves, 3 de febrero de 2011

UBELONG Visits Light and Leadership!

Light and Leadership had the pleasure of hosting UBELONG's first Expedition group for a day in Huaycan last month. Thank you to the entire Expedition group and to the founders of UBELONG, Cedric Hodgeman and Raul Roman for such an incredible day! See you all back soon :)

Check out more of the good work UBELONG is doing in Lima and elsewhere around the world on their website.

Published by Lara DeVries on behalf of Light and Leadership. Special thanks to Cedric Hodgeman for the photo provided above.