Service Visits: Cusco

Vianey, Jessi, Calista, Elsie, Sophia, and Lars are completing their service assignments in and around the city of Cusco. Cusco is located in the Andes of southeastern Perú at an elevation of over 11,000 ft. Cusco was once the capital of the Inca empire and is a major tourist destination. Inca stonework can still be seen throughout the city, blended together with Spanish colonial architecture.

Vianey is teaching English at Colegio Promesa, a private school in San Jerónimo run by the Mennonite church. Jessi and Calista are working at Colegio Don José de San Martín, a public school serving children with disabilities, including two classrooms for the deaf students. Elsie is working at CEBE San Francisco de Asis, a school for primary and secondary deaf students. Sophia is working at Huellitas Perrunas, a dog shelter outside of Cusco. Lars is living near the small town of Lucre, about 30 minutes outside of Cusco. He is working on his host family’s trout farm.