Spanish Major Dylan Kornegay Interns in Lima, Peru

Dylan Kornegay (Spanish ’12) is spending her 2011 summer in Lima, Peru as an intern at Casa Hogar, a shelter for sexually abused and impoverished adolescent mothers and their babies. Dylan teaches English to the mothers once a week and cares for their children in the mornings while the mothers attend school.  Dylan also coordinates weekend activities for both mothers and children. La Casa de la Gloria provides these young mothers with counseling and assistance to earn high school diplomas. The older mothers can attend cooking or cosmetology institutes to learn a trade. The ultimate goal is to provide an education that affords the adolescent mothers economic opportunities to support themselves and their babies, instead of returning to their past abusive environments.

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