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Project Dates

17 Nov - 12 Dec || 12 Jan - 6 Feb || 16 Feb - 14 Mar || 23 Mar - 17 Apr || 27 Apr - 22 May || 1 Jun - 26 Jun...

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Learn more about WindAid from our previous volunteers:

Leah Kunkel

Leah Kunkel: Minnesota, USA – Mechanical Engineering at Saint Louis University

“My experience with the WindAid Institute surpassed all of my expectations, and gave me an experience that I will forever cherish. The Institute is composed of extremely passionate individuals who have dedicated themselves to not only electrifying Peruvian villages, but also to electrify the spirit of each international volunteer that enters the program. I found […]

Hamish

Hamish Macdonald: Scotland, University of Strathclyde

“I was part of the 2nd volunteer troop, away back in September 2010. It was a fantastic experience and I really enjoyed my time in Peru. The fact that we built something with our own hands, that provided renewable energy to those that couldn’t get access to grid electricity was incredibly rewarding. From a selfish […]

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Aaron Calhoun: Pennsylvania-USA, Northampton Community College

“My time working with WindAid has proven to be one of the best experiences of my life. I was initially drawn by the idea of being able to promote green energy, travel internationally, and help people who needed it the most. WindAid delivers that in spades. In just a few weeks I had fallen in […]

Alex Orchard

Alexander Orchard: Spain-Materials Engineering at Imperial College London

“Words fail to express my gratitude and admiration towards WindAid and the mission it believes in. I really didn’t know what to expect when I showed up in an airport in the desert of Trujillo, my first time in South America and alone to boot! Soon enough though I found myself immersed in the WindAid […]

The WindAid Newsletter: The WorldWind (April 2014)

Breaking a World Record On this first issue you will find articles that address both our past, our present, and our future adventures here at WindAid. Everything from getting to; come up and follow thru on your own design projects, educating school children on the benefits of wind energy, and breaking wind turbine records from the energy parched coast to the glacial and majestic Andes.

WindAid Sets World Record for Highest Altitude Wind Generator with Northampton Volunteers!

Guinness World Record in Peru "...As one of the world's fastest-receding glaciers, Pastoruri is a tourist destination. The turbine brings electricity to shop owners, guides and cooks who serve tourists headed to see the glacier, said Christine Armstrong, the NCC associate professor of communication who designed the study-abroad course. Students say it was a life-changing trip that reinforced their belief in the power of volunteerism while exposing them to a foreign culture. It also built strong bonds between a group of strangers, who by the end of the trip were relying on one another...."
 
 

Welcome to WindAid Institute !

WindAid Institute provides volunteer projects in Peru for people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training. School and educational programs, corporate programs and programs for youth organizations can be tailor-made to suit specific requirements.