ABOUT THE PROJECT:
One of the few natural landscapes that exist in the province of Lima, are the “Lomas” of Carabayllo. The Lomas are phytogeographic units formed from the condensation of sea water. This fog allows the development of specific types of vegetation. Urbanisation however forms a threat for the conservation of the native flora of the Lomas. The main goal of the project is to improve the quality of life of the Carabayllo district, by teaching residents the important value that the Lomas represent for the care of the environment in which they live and that it is also possible to use that vegetation as a source of green in their homes. This is done by spreading knowledge about the local biodiversity and also coming up with nature based regeneration activities that can be applied on site.
Explore the potential of the Lomas as a source of urban greenery in the cities and share this knowledge among the residents in the Lomas. Prove that this biodiversity can help to improve the quality of life through a better environment and can be a source of food for the local community and thus source of income for the families.
PREPARATION PHASE: OCTOBER – JUNE
IMPLEMENTATION PHASE: 6-8 WEEKS IN JULY AND AUGUST
Where: LIMA, PERU
Applications Deadline: 14th of October 2022
About the project partner
The partner organisation is Sofia Jesus Flores Vivar of the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. The host organisation is called Lomas de Primavera Carabayllo Association. Their goal is the environmental conservation of the Lomas.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for 4/5 excellent and highly motivated students, with knowledge of english. Cultural flexibility and respect for other cultures are a must. Students of all academic backgrounds are allowed to apply. However, for this project we are especially looking for students with backgrounds or special interest in:
If this sounds like the challenge you need in your life, not only to make the world just a little better but also to gain an incredible amount of experience in the process, do not hesitate to apply.
To apply, send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject ‘Project student 2022-2023’ with your CV and a short motivational letter attached.