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Rosario Morales Coronado

Rosario Morales Coronado : Playa Blanca Community Member

Share this in one click! “Lo que you pido es que puedan llevar el mensaje de Playa Blanca en donde vayan que va ser una comunidad ecologica con mariposas y paneles solares porque es muy natural y es la ayuda de ustedes como WindAid que ayuda a Playa Blanca llegar a ese logro, Muchas Gracias!” Read More

Earth Day & Fishing in Playa Blanca

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Lewis White This month I was lucky enough to travel to Playa Blanca for the third time to take part in the installation of WindAid’s tenth turbine. This coincided with the 45th “Earth Day”, which is marked all over the world by acts of “green” aiming to promote respect Read More

Work Hard, Play Hard!

Posted on April 10, 2015 by Nick Warren At the end of last week WindAid Institute wrapped up an incredible March; A month that stretched even our bounds of what can be accomplished in four weeks! Ashish, Cecilia, and Hang from IBM joined Enrico, Perry, and Lewis to start off the month with a brand Read More

Genny-Pang

Genny Pang: Engineer at Munich-Germany

Share this in one click! “I learned so much during my participation in WindAid’s programs, including how to build a wind turbine, methods for getting support to advance social entrepreneurship programs, and about the lives of Peruvian families living in both rural and urban areas. I always tell people the aspects I liked the most Read More

Stavros Eleftheriou

Stavros Eleftheriou : Cyprus – Electrical Engineering at Imperial College London

“I always wanted to do something special in my life, something I would be proud talking about. I was just stuck in my daily routine and things were getting boring. Then everything suddenly changed when I heard about WindAid. Volunteering, Travelling and a lifetime experience in rural Peru…So, one crazy morning I jumped on a plane, traveled for 16 hours and found myself in South America with a bunch of people from all around the world! I know that a lot of people are concerned about the money fee. I wouldn’t think about it as spending money but as an investment for your future. I didn’t and I will never regret it! Do you know why? I was working in a team consisting of people from all around the world with diverse backgrounds. This helped me develop my interpersonal skills and I also learnt the value of diversity, strong communication, mutual respect, shared planning, cooperation and working towards common goals. Furthermore, the challenges I faced building the wind turbines gave me the opportunity to expand my engineering skills and gain confidence which will help me tackle any future work situations. The most important thing for me is that I made new and strong friendships with the people in my team. I went out with them, sang with them, danced with them, had marshmallows next to a bonfire at the beach with them, got exhausted working with them in the workshop. True friendships arise from mutual experiences and challenges you have gone through with some people. The best and most rewarding part was that as a team we provided something we all take for granted to people less fortunate. Now all these memories are still circulating in my mind and I am looking forward to see this whole WindAid experience grow more and more so people will be part of providing help to more and more people in need!”

 
 

Welcome to WindAid Institute !

WindAid Institute provides volunteer projects in Peru for people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training. School and educational programs, corporate programs and programs for youth organizations can be tailor-made to suit specific requirements.