To read the progress update for our Tuksa project, please click here.
I’m preparing for my trip to Monte Cristo, Manguita and Cotoca. We will go in a speedboat, and it will be 11 hours on the river Ibare. I hope to be lucky and see many bufeos (freshwater dolphins). Doña Raquel, Rosa and Silvia are a staff of the Municipality of San Andrés, and they will […]
It was hot, as it tends to be in the Amazon, when we arrived in Abtao. But what made this different is that we had spent the last 44 hours on a boat, so the sticky heat made us yearn for a nice shower more than normal. Abtao is one of five new communities along […]
Who doesn’t love good news? When in a parents meeting in Monte Cristo recently, the mother and father of one of our students from last year’s project stood up and explained how their son, Rodrigo, got into nursing school earlier this year! Last year’s project in Monte Cristo had three areas of focus: computer science, […]
Six years ago we had a party for family and friends on Toronto Island to bring awareness to the Alma Foundation. There were a ton of complications exasperated by thunderstorms and a band that didn’t fully show up, but a lot of fun was had by all. And I said I would never do it […]
When our Project Coordinator in Beni, Kathe, told me in a foreboding at the trip would be 12 hours in a speed boat, I wasn’t worried at all. In fact, I was happy to hear it. I love being on the rivers of the Amazon basin, and had truly enjoyed 15 hour plus trips by […]
Teachers went on strike recently in Cusco. I’m not sure what this one was about as I hadn’t heard it announced on the radio as they usually are. I only found out when I pulled into Tucsa at over 4,000 meters above sea level, where we have a long running biblioteca project with the primary […]
Alma is happy to announce that we have started a new education project in the community of Chumpe. Alma is implementing computer classes within the primary school of the Chumpe campesino community located in the Marcapata District of Quispicanchi, Cusco. Here, we will work with 25 students from 5th and 6th grade to develop computer skills, […]
Our Program Coordinators Raquel and Octavio and our Program Director Ian are travelling two days by boat into the Peruvian amazon. They are completing this long trek to visit our four new education programs in the Loreto region of Peru. Each program aims to reinforce the state’s academic content while challenging students to think critically, creatively, […]
It’s always nice to meet up with friends. On Monday I was in Huadhua to kickoff this year’s Biblioteca project there, and had the chance spend the morning with all of the parents and students. As I had not seen everyone together since our project closing in December, I was excited to catch up with […]
It is no secret that all of our projects require a lot from the communities and parents we work with. We only work with communities who are willing to take an active role in the project in order to ensure strong impact and long-term viability. By making this a core principle of Alma projects, we […]
To view the 2016 review of the Tahuantinsuyo Youth Centre, please click here.
To view the 2016 review for La Restinga, please click here.
To view the 2016 review for El Manguare, please click here.
Please click here to view the 2016 review of Centro Yanay.
It is common to hear that a large obstacle to quality education in Peru is that parents care more about their crops and animals than their children’s education. My experience has revolved around this idea over the years and I’ve come to understand that is not the case. For the majority of parents, formal education […]
Meet the Alma Kids – a group of children who are dedicated to making a difference.
We want to get to even more remote communities in the Amazon and our project manager in the Peruvian jungle, Raquel, has been telling us about the Requena region. It is a full two days by boat from Iquitos but worth the trip. Wonderful people living in a beautiful natural setting. They only have primary […]
Join the Alma team for art, drinks and networking. Explore the inspired and wonderful work of Chris Peters in one of Yorkville’s landmark pubs in support of the Alma Children’s Education Foundation. Combining photographic visuals with mixed media Chris Peters is interpreting the world around us in new and creative ways. Peters’ most recent work […]
It took six months of planning and a lot of hard work by our event committee (Melanie, Alexandra, Marcela, Nancy, Amelia and Alyssa-Marie) but last night we had our most successful fundraising event ever. We had 350 guests at the beautiful new Scotiabank conference centre to hear and see Arlene Dickinson being interviewed by Tavia […]