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.
Sharing the experience
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 inRead more.
Peru This Week – Lima
WindAid: Offering experience as well as electricity “…The wind generators are constructed from scratch in a workshop on the outskirtsRead more.
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.Read more.
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, soRead more.
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 withRead more.
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. IRead more.
Press Release 2016
WindAid launches first “Community Wind Workshop” in the small fishing village of Playa Blanca in Northern Peru. Read our officialRead 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 forRead more.
Brett Yacone: Pennsylvania-USA, BioTech at Northampton Community College
“I like the community feel the best we all bonded immediately in the house.”Read more.
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 inRead more.
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,Read more.
Kickstarting an Energy Revolution!
For many years, WindAid Institute has been installing wind turbines in rural communities here in Peru that have no gridRead more.
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 daysRead more.
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 theRead more.
La Republica – Lima
´´…El trabajo de asesoría que brindará IBM dependerá de cada una de las organizaciones. Para Trujillo ¡Ahora!, observatorio ciudadano, seRead more.
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 physicallyRead more.
The Huaraz Telegraph
Installation of Highest Wind Turbine “…At an altitude over 5,000 metres, it will be the highest-located wind generator in theRead more.
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 experienceRead more.
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 workRead more.