I’m Alex Gover, an Associate Consultant at Principal People and I am traveling to Peru to support impoverished children and families by teaching in the local school for 2 weeks. Principal People are playing a big part in facilitating this by sponsoring me via their annual Dream Catcher programme.
Whilst in Cusco Peru, I will be aiding the local community and teaching English as a foreign language in the local school. Cusco’s economy relies on tourism as a major contributor and the locals need to speak English as a minimum to get the highly desirable jobs as tour guides. This class will help provide the next generation with the needed education to support and teach their families moving forward. This enhances their monthly salary from the equivalent of £284.00 without an English Language education to around £1000.00, which is of course life changing for the entire family.
This trip has been a goal of mine for years, ever since I learnt about the local situation there through friends who had made the visit. However, the journey has been financially out of reach until Principal People introduced their Dream Catcher Programme. This programme is made to grant a team member the chance to achieve a life goal through various means of support. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity to support another culture as they grow and develop and cannot wait to share my journey! More updates from Peru over the next 2 weeks.
I am aligning the trip with the Safety4Good movement by Health & Safety leaders and have chosen one of their charities to encourage donations too. This is the Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice in Guildford.
For more information see here and donate direct to them via the Virgin Money link. I have kicked off the donation myself so please donate to this wonderful cause whatever you can. www.safety4good.com/charities/shooting-star-chase