Oye Lena, Peru

NGO OYE LENA has the aim of tackling poverty and social inequality through providing quality education. They strongly believe that every child has the right to the same opportunities as others regardless of their own capabilities and limitations and regardless of the place and culture in which they grow up.

project details

What: Provide better education



Applications Deadline: 10th of October 2021

About the project

Strong reading skills are indispensable in order to participate fully in all aspects of social life in this literate society. But for a significant proportion of the population, it seems difficult to achieve a level of reading literacy that will enable them to understand and draw conclusions from compact texts, having an influence on the individual lives of those affected and on the socio-economic prosperity of a country.

OYE LENA notices year after year that pupils cannot read at the end of the first grade. For some, this difficulty continues into later school years. To tackle this problem, the organisation wants to develop their own eclectic reading method for Spanish. In the long term, they want to contribute to raising the literacy levels of children, adolecents and adults in Peru.

If you apply for this project and get accepted for the team, the following would be, amongst others, your challenges and goals:

Further develop the eclectic reading method

Build a website where it can be found

Personalisation of educational material (graphic & content-wise)

Developing of didactic games and applications that support the learning process

Building a business model for OYE LENA to be financially self-sustaining

During the preparation months in Belgium you will mainly concentrate on the development of the beekeeping activities and the market study, while during the implantation phase of 6 weeks in July and August, you will help the organisation with the installation and marketing strategy.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for highly motivated students, with good knowledge of the English language. 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:

Communication, sociology, socioeconomical sciences, business.

Teachers/educational scientists

IT skills/ software engineers

Language related studies: knowledge of Spanish

Graphic design


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.


Send an email to recruiting.atw@afdimpact.org with:

– Your CV

– A motivation letter or video

DEADLINE: 10th of October

If you have any questions feel free to send us an email at recruiting.atw@afdimpact.org.



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