|Owens group heads to Peru|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 18 May 2013 08:03|
A group of Owens Community College faculty, students and recent graduates will impact the lives of residents in Chimbote, Peru through volunteer efforts as they participate in the academic institution's Peru Study and Service Abroad Program through Friday.
They left Tuesday.
Local students participating in trip are Kendra Shellhammer of Rossford and Christina Perry of Perrysburg; while recent graduates include Amanda Sheeks of Bowling Green and Stephanie Ramsey of Rossford.
"I love working with people and helping others," explained Owens world languages student Perry, who also serves as a Civic Ambassador in the college's Office of Student Learning. "People are in need, both in our country and abroad, and this is an opportunity to impact their lives."
The Owens group will have the opportunity to learn about social, economic and other aspects of life in the city and its surrounding neighborhoods as well as engage in a variety of cultural and custom-specific activities with the local residents.
Representatives will also volunteer their time at several local shelters, clinics and agencies during their visit to Peru. Volunteer activities will include working in soup kitchens and daycare centers, providing educational outreach for Chimbote residents and engaging in a home-building project.
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