Vania Arroyo Lacca
Belen Club Director & Mini Explores Teachers Asst.
Vania is a 19 year old Peruvian native and is the older of two children in her single-parent household. She was the only family member actively living by her faith participating in and leading the youth group at the largest Catholic Church in Iquitos.
She studied English in 2009 at UNAP (National Peruvian Amazon University) language center where she met Nicole, The Sunshine Kid's Club asst. director. One day Vania shared with Nicole that she would like to be a professional clown so Nicole invited Vania to come see the kid's club. She continues to attend the Saturday programs and assist in the Mini Explorers class as Nicole's translator.
After a year of volunteering at the SKC Vania is now attending Nicole's church Code of Change with her mother and brother. In 2010 she was asked to direct another children's ministry located in Belen called Children in Victory where she has 60 attendees and developed a team of her own volunteer staff. She has volunteered all these years while studying French, Portuguess, English and attending college on a rigorous pursuit of obtaining a degree in international business and tourism while working part time jobs.
Vania has a drive for learning new things and spreading the love of Jesus and in 2014 her hard work and dedication earned her a full scholarship through The Sunshine Kid's Club provided by New Life Fellowship to go on a missions training school in Lima put on by Youth With A Mission. Vania would like nothing more to continue serving in missions and one day see her kid club members do the same.