Completed Projects


Quihuares

The “Biblioteca” project in Quihuares aims to improve the community’s 30 primary school students’ educational performance by offering reinforcement workshops in the afternoon. The workshops will take advantage of working outside of regular school hours by complementing the more formal education they receive in the classroom with a fun, creative, and flexible model reinforcing creativity, […]


El Arca Children’s Home

Alma has partnered with El Arca Children’s Home to help provide high quality education to 25 children in Puerto Maldonado. El Arca not only gives children a second chance in life but also provides them with a high quality education. El Arca’s new location is near Puerto Maldonado, in the Peruvian Amazon jungle. It is home to children […]


Centro Yanay

Centro Yanay, or “Suyacuyhuan Yachasun” (which roughly translates as “Learning for Hope” in Quechua) aims to provide educational and vocational assistance to at-risk populations of young and teenage girls in Cuzco by opening an occupational center aimed exclusively at their needs. Official courses, certified by the Ministry of Education, will be offered in cosmetology, computation, […]


Patabamba Academy

The Patabamba Academy provides access to university for low-income students Alma is attempting to increase the number of low-income, rural students attending university by funding a pre-university academy that will enroll approximately 80 high school students in Saturday classes in math and communications. Although public university tuition in Peru is free, rural and low-income high […]


Sihua Primary School

The Sihua Primary School project began when community leaders approached the Alma Foundation looking for help. The community’s primary school, I.E. #50743, only had 4 of 6 grades due to the lack of teachers, forcing the fifth and sixth graders to walk kilometers to other communities in order to continue studying. Though the school has […]


Huaninpampa Project

Quihares, Huaninpampa, and Colcha each have a CRFA (Centro Rural de Formación en Alternancia) school. These schools overcome the large distances students must travel from their respective communities to study at the secondary level by working in shifts. For 15 days, two or three grades will live at the school and attend daily classes while […]


Pampacucho Biblioteca

The “Biblioteca” project is built around the idea that education is not a single trajectory between a defined starting and ending point, but a more fluid orientation with varying starting and ending points depending on the strengths and interests of each individual student. Though the case can be made for the need of standardized education […]


Biblioteca Colcha

As defined by the OECD, “the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.” In the OECD’s most recent PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) exam, given in 2012, Peru ranked last of the participating 65 […]


Patatinta

As defined by the OECD, “the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.” In the OECD’s most recent PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) exam, given in 2012, Peru ranked last of the participating 65 […]


San Lorenzo Biblioteca Project

As defined by the OECD, “the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.” In the OECD’s most recent PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) exam, given in 2012, Peru ranked last of the participating 65 […]


Araypallpa Biblioteca Project

As defined by the OECD, “the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.” In the OECD’s most recent PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) exam, given in 2012, Peru ranked last of the participating 65 […]


Pata de Aguila Project

Ethnobotanist, Wade Davis, says “a language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules…Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind.” The Sirionó people are one of Bolivia’s 36 recognized ethnic groups. They live in the Beni region of the Bolivian Amazon in and around two central communities: Pata […]


San Jose de Paranapura

Alma is happy to start the new academic reinforcement project San Jose de Paranapura. As defined by the OECD, “the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.” In the OECD’s most recent PISA (Programme for […]


Puerto Miguel

Public university in Peru is tuition free (although there are small fees each semester) and in place of an application process, entrance to both public and private universities as well as technical institutes is dependent upon entrance exams. These exams, especially for public university due to its affordability for all socio-economic demographics, are increasingly competitive; […]


Cotoca and La Maguita

Alma has started a new academic reinforcement for two very remote communities in the San Andres district of Bolivia. The communities of Cotoca and La Manguita will receive educational reinforcement centers for both preschool and primary school, with the goal of improving the student’s’ academic performance in mathematics and communications. To do so, we are […]


Trinidad Centre for Special Needs

Alma has partnered with the Trinidad Special Education Centre to provide high-quality education to children with special needs in Trinidad, Bolivia. Alma will be supporting the school by providing educational materials, equipment, transportation for the children to go to school and provide physiotherapy for the students at the centre. This project will help increase the […]


Homework Club: Reforzamiento Academico in Ccotohuincho

We have worked with Ada Stevenson for several years at her boarding home for orphans and children whose parents cannot care for them. It is in the very poor neighbourhood of Ccotohuincho outside of Urubamba, two hours from Cusco. Last year we developed a home tutoring program for the kids but this year Ada has […]


CLAS Project in Cajamarca

Early Stimulation Classrooms (SETs) and Non-accredited Pre-school Programs (PRONEIs) exist in communities or neighborhoods in Peru where formal pre-school is not available due to the lack of student population or municipal/ state budget. SETs work with children 0-3 years old and PRONOEIs with children 3-5 years old. SET and PRONOEI teachers, known as “Promoters”, are […]


Ibiato Project

Ethnobotanist, Wade Davis, says “a language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules…Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind.” The Sirionó people are one of Bolivia’s 36 recognized ethnic groups. They live in the Beni region of the Bolivian Amazon in and around two central communities: Pata […]