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.

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Project Dates

13 Mar - 7 Apr 2 | 17 April - 12 May | 22 May - 16 June...

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Electrifying Playa Blanca and exploring Peruvian desserts…
Posted on June 9, 2016 by Katherine Guo It’s been about a week and a half since I arrived in
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Peru This Week – Lima
WindAid: Offering experience as well as electricity “…The wind generators are constructed from scratch in a workshop on the outskirts
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Pauline Searles: New York, USA Skidmore College: Physics Major, Computer Science Minor & Dartmouth College: Environmental Engineering
WindAid provided the opportunity to create friendships with driven students from all over the world while expanding my engineering experiences.
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A first month`s experience  (February 2016)
Posted by Beth Brown on June 17th, 2016 Settling In My trip to Peru had been planned for months, so
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Reflections of a Long Term Volunteer
Posted on April 29, 2015 by Perry Simmons When I first arrived in Trujillo for my long-term volunteer program with
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Dora Ip : Canada – Technical Sales Engineer at Electrometals
“I could not have asked for a more phenomenal and freeing experience than what I had accomplished with WindAid. I
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Press Release 2016
WindAid launches first “Community Wind Workshop” in the small fishing village of Playa Blanca in Northern Peru. Read our official
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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
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Brett Yacone: Pennsylvania-USA, BioTech at Northampton Community College
“I like the community feel the best we all bonded immediately in the house.”
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Brittney Fodor: Pennsylvania-USA, Northampton Community College
“Taking that leap of faith was the best decision I ever made. While volunteering with WindAid I did things in
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Amy Crum : Scotland – Masters in Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy at Strathclyde University
“… After graduating I wanted to travel, but I needed work experience. I decided to visit Peru, see Machu Picchu,
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Kickstarting an Energy Revolution!
For many years, WindAid Institute has been installing wind turbines in rural communities here in Peru that have no grid
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William Saputra: Sociology & Quantitative Methods , University of Edinburgh, Indonesia
“Coming from a sociology background, I often found myself lost in the perplexing field of engineering during my initial days
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Anthony Vaquero-Stainer: London – PhD in Physics at Imperial College London
“WindAid was a truly once in a lifetime experience, which is hard to describe in a short paragraph! Building the
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La Republica – Lima
´´…El trabajo de asesoría que brindará IBM dependerá de cada una de las organizaciones. Para Trujillo ¡Ahora!, observatorio ciudadano, se
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Lorena Rojas: Florida-USA, University of Florida
“Working in WindAid helped me gain vast knowledge about coils, circuits, electricity, and the entire process that goes behind physically
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The Huaraz Telegraph
Installation of Highest Wind Turbine “…At an altitude over 5,000 metres, it will be the highest-located wind generator in the
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Laura Robinson: London- Renewable Energy Engineering at University of Exeter
“Thank you so much for such an amazing month! I can’t even put into words how valuable the whole experience
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Ingeborg Norevik Berg: Hordaland, Civil Engineering at University of Bristol
“With WindAid I had an experience of a lifetime.Through the programme I learned about manufacturing processes and got to work
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