Completed Projects


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 […]


Quihuares Academy Project

  Public university in Peru is tuition free (although there are small matriculation 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Cochirhuay

  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 […]


Colcha School Expansion Project

The Alma Children’s Education Foundation is beginning a new school expansion project in the province of Paruro. The community, San Francisco de Colcha, is home to the only secondary school in the entire District of Colcha. Alma will hire one teacher to help the school expand up to fourth grade. The Apu Yauri Waynajuna Kallpachaq […]


Markuray Rayan Project

In response to the large success of our project working with the families of school I.E. # 50908 in Chamana, the Alma Foundation has decided to implement the same project, though slightly adapted due to the different needs of the new communities, in the school I.E. # 501316 in Markuray. The project includes the 23 […]


Mosoq Runa

Mosoq Runa aims to transform lives of “at risk” children Mosoq Runa is a children’s home in Ccotohuincho, an extremely poor district near the town of Urubamba. Here the poverty leads to numerous family problems: alcoholism, squalid housing, poor diet (40% of children suffer from malnutrition), lack of decent clothing, little or no education, child […]


Kiya Survivors

Kiya Survivors is a British-Peruvian charity operating educational facilities for children with special needs and those who have suffered abuse and abandonment. The Rainbow Centre was the first facility opened by Kiya, in 2002, and is the only school dedicated to special needs in this area of Peru. Survivors supports 140 children and their families […]


Eco-escuela Tikapata

This post was created on August 12, 2014 Tikapata is a small, wonderful alternative school in the countryside, 10km. from Urubamba. It was founded two years ago by three sets of parents who were unhappy with the quality of education in the area. One-third of the children, from families of financial means, pay full tuition […]


General Ollanta de Urubamba Art Studio (GOU)

The Golden anniversary dream! This is a large public high school in Urubamba that gets little government funding beyond teachers’ salaries.  We have worked with Nexos Voluntarios, a Peruvian charity with deep roots in Urubamba, on previous projects with staff and students from GOU, so we have a good understanding of stakeholder needs and assets. Two […]


Union de Obras de Asistencia

U.O.A.S. was founded in 1934 by the wife of Peru’s president at the time. They run 11 schools in Lima for children of no financial means. They are supported financially by the government and are run by an order of nuns. The current president of U.O.A.S. (a non-paid position) is the granddaughter of the founder. I […]


Angeles D-1

Vania Masias, former Peruvian national premier ballerina and national champion dancer, was touring with the Ireland Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet when she returned to Lima for vacation and watched a group of street dancers perform at an intersection in front of her car. She envisioned creating a dance studio, a safe friendly place where these street kids […]


Aldea Yanapay

Yuri Valencia de la Barrio de Mendoza has done social change work in Cusco since he was 13. Today, he is an astute, university educated social entrepreneur who has built a hostel and restaurant and has used the profits from these two ventures to develop a school in Cusco for children of no financial means. The school, […]