Soccer in Abtao NEW

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 […]


Rodrigo’s Mom NEW

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, […]


Alma Party 2017 NEW

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 […]


El Sur

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 […]


Strike Attendance

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 […]


New Technology Project

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, […]


New Projects in Peruvian Amazon

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, […]


Puchero

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 […]


Why Huathua Laguna will be successful

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 […]