Adventure to Promote Education

Meg Therese Start Date: Oct 24, 2017 - End Date: Mar 22, 2018
  • Cusco, Peru

My Travel Story

by: Meg Therese Start Date: Oct 24, 2017 - End Date: Mar 22, 2018
My name is Megan Mercer. I am a 22 year old from Minneapolis, MN. I have been on the path to becoming an accountant (CPA) for the past 5 years and will be completing my masters in December. I have accepted a job with PwC but prior to starting my job next fall I feel that I need to do something to give back.

I have a passion for education and community outreach. During my college career I counseled girls struggling academically to create individualized academic plans based on their situation. I also interned with Teach for America, which opened my eyes to the lack of education being provided to the world's children. 

My passion for education is the purpose of my adventure and what lead me to Hope Corps. In May I will be traveling to Calca, Sacred Valley, Peru to be a part of the Sacclio Reservoir and Agricultural School Project. The purpose of this project is to bring water, a scarce resource, to the community and build a school. As a volunteer I will be building beds, desks and tables, installing water and electricity, painting, and much more.

Your donation will go towards my flight, living expenses, and volunteer project expenses. Volunteer project expenses support the implementation and design of the project, hiring of architects and engineers and local construction crew, and cost of materials.

I hope you will consider donating!
  • Cusco, Peru