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The Diary of a Social Work Student

May 16, 2017

Standing at the check-in desk at 3 am on a cold, rainy Tuesday morning, passport in hand. “What is your destination today, Sir?” enquired the enthusiastic check-in assistant. “Lima” I replied, still trying come to terms with the adventure I was about to embark upon. I was about to fly to Trujillo a city in…

SKIP’s CEO is published

April 30, 2017

Read this great journal article, “Finding the win-win: Providing supportive and enriching volunteer tourism experiences while promoting sustainable social change.” This paper, written by SKIP’s CEO, Liz Wilson, explores some of the complexities around international volunteering.  

SKIP’s Flood Relief Work in Trujillo Continues

April 17, 2017

Here is a summary of the work we have been doing in our flood relief efforts – THANKS so much to the generosity of everyone who donated – we are working hard to make the most of those funds!! See the photo album on Facebook for more details: 1) Sending water trucks out while the…

Read the Annual Report for 2016

March 30, 2017

Find out about what happened at SKIP in 2016 in our amazing annual report 2016.  

Holiday Club 2017

March 23, 2017

During January and February 2017, we completed another highly successful Vacation Club at the SKIP Centre. The 6-week period was a time of great enjoyment (and lots of hard work!) for the SKIP volunteers and, following some well needed rest and recuperation, we wanted to let you all know about what we have been up…

SKIP TRIVIA NIGHT

November 16, 2016

Friday, November 4th, Skip volunteers held a fundraising event at ‘El Patio Rojo cafe’ to raise funds for our artisanal workshops program and what a night it was! We had a fantastic turnout with over 50 people attending, raising 270 soles in donations and raffle tickets sold. This money will directly help the workshop program…

SWIDP Course

August 17, 2016

  Do what you can, with what you have, where you are – Theodore Roosevelt The SWIDP (Social Work, International Development and Psychology) training is offered by SKIP three times a year and the second session successfully ended two weeks ago this summer while the third one commences in fall. The SWIDP course covers topics…

The Memory Project in SKIP

August 12, 2016

Nearly one year ago, SKIP was approached by The Memory Project, an NGO based out of the United States and asked to participate in their endeavor to give children around the world a memorable portrait of themselves to commemorate their childhood in the name of art. “It’s not another donation,” explained The Memory Project representative,…

Leeds RAG supporting SKIP

August 8, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, students from the University of Leeds have traveled across the ocean to volunteer with the Leeds RAG programme at SKIP. After fundraising and planning since last summer, the twenty-five volunteers arrived in two groups over the course of July and August. Packed next to their sunscreen and Spanish-to-English…

Summer Psychology Workshops

July 13, 2016

Values and social competencies are essential to a person’s success in their personal and professional lives. For this reason, SKIP focuses on providing quality education to prepare children for their futures and offers psychology workshops to all children attending the primary education program. The workshops started at the end of 2015 and topics were chosen…

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