China: E-Scholars, December 27, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Friends of Chimbote is a faith-based organization dedicated to supporting programs that improve and transform the lives of the poor of Chimbote, Peru. The needs of the residents of Chimbote are basic: food to eat, shelter from the elements, care when they're sick, jobs to provide for their families, and access to education so their children can build a better future. The group can expect to spend time working with ACAF as well as getting to know community members through events. A big part of the trip is also meeting community members of Chimbote; the volunteers from CSB/SJU are always welcomed with open arms and the community members look forward to their visit every year. Meeting the community members could involve attending activities such as a meeting for families who have children with disabilities and attending a meeting with the senior citizens of Chimbote.