This September Manos Unidas welcomed 5 amazing physical therapy students from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, for a 2 week cultural-volunteer experience. This enthusiastic group of gals were accompanied by a licensed PT -UW alumni - and spent 2 weeks immersed in and educational setting. They worked directly with Amilcar, our physical therapist, visited students homes, spent a day in the Quechya speaking high communities, volunteered at an orphanage for disabled children, helped feed students, play with them and experience children with disabilities in an urban Andean setting - all in Spanish!
After full mornings at Manos Unidas, the gals had an opportunity to explore the great city of Cusco and its surrounding areas. The students are part of a University of Washington chapter called GROW within the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine, this was their first trip abroad.
To read about this experience through their eyes, please visit their BLOG: http://physicaltherapyinperu.blogspot.com
Manos Unidas extends its thanks to Corrin, Catey, Jessica, Abbey and Liz for the incredible materials that were donated to the school and for Cheryl Kerfeld, assistant professor in the Dept of Rehabilitative medicine, for making this trip happen!