Current Projects


Poza Honda

    The “Biblioteca” project in Poza Honda (Beni, Bolivia) aims to improve the community’s 28 primary school students’ educational performance by offering reinforcement workshops in the afternoon. The workshops take advantage of working outside of regular school hours by complimenting the more formal education they receive in the classroom with a fun, creative, and flexible […]


Perlita

    The “Biblioteca” project in Perlita (Loreto, Peru) aims to improve the community’s 17 primary school students’ (grades 4, 5, and 6) educational performance by offering reinforcement workshops in the afternoon. The workshops take advantage of working outside of regular school hours by complimenting the more formal education they receive in the classroom with […]


Naranjito

  The “Biblioteca” project in Naranjito (Beni, Bolivia) aims to improve the community’s 22 primary school students’ educational performance by offering reinforcement workshops in the afternoon. The workshops take advantage of working outside of regular school hours by complimenting the more formal education they receive in the classroom with a fun, creative, and flexible model […]


Bella Selva

   The “Biblioteca” project in Bella Selva (Beni, Bolivia) aims to improve the community’s 25 primary school students’ educational performance by offering reinforcement workshops in the afternoon. The workshops take advantage of working outside of regular school hours by complimenting the more formal education they receive in the classroom with a fun, creative, and flexible […]


Galaxia

The “Biblioteca” project in Galaxia (Beni, Bolivia) aims to improve the community’s 20 primary school students’ educational performance by offering reinforcement workshops in the afternoon. The workshops take advantage of working outside of regular school hours by complimenting the more formal education they receive in the classroom with a fun, creative, and flexible model reinforcing […]


28 de Julio

  The “Biblioteca” project in 28 de Julio (Loreto, Peru) aims to improve the community’s 20 primary school students’ (grades 4, 5, and 6) educational performance by offering reinforcement workshops in the afternoon. The workshops take advantage of working outside of regular school hours by complimenting the more formal education they receive in the classroom […]


Lacco Computer Project

When the parents’ association in Lacco saw our project in neighboring Chumpe, they were insistent. They wanted to implement computer science classes that reinforced state mandated academic content and promoted critical/creative thinking through dynamic projects based 100% on the students’ indigenous culture and values. They petitioned, they visited, and they made such a strong case […]


Manguita Computer Project

  In 2016 we ran a very successful primary school academic reinforcement project in this small community in the Beni (amazonian jungle area) of Bolivia. This year, 2017, we are building on that success by implementing a computer program. As technology becomes ever more integral in all levels of education and in every aspect of […]


Cotoca Computer Project

  In 2016, we ran a very successful primary school academic reinforcement project in this small community in the San Andres district of Beni, Bolivia. This year, 2017, we are building on that success by implementing our computer program in the secondary school. As technology becomes ever more integral in all levels of education and […]


Vargas Guerra

The “Biblioteca” project in Vargas Guerra 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 complimenting the more formal education they receive in the classroom with a fun, creative, and flexible model reinforcing […]


Nuevo Miraflores

The “Biblioteca” project in Nuevo Miraflores aims to improve the community’s 27 primary school students’ (in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade) 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 […]


Huathua Lagunas

The parents in Huathua Laguna petitioned us for a project for two years before we were able to free up some budget to visit the community and meet the people. Community authorities, individual parents, and even the random student would visit our project in neighboring Huadhua to request that we visit their community; to explain […]


Chumpe

The parents’ association in Chumpe invited us to their community in late 2016 after hearing about Alma and our innovative teaching methodology from their preschool teacher, who happened to be the sister of one of our teachers, Gustavo. Only a few days before Christmas, Ian and Gustavo took the five-hour drive from Cusco to Chumpe, […]


Abtao

  As technology becomes ever more integral in all levels of education and in every aspect of daily life, children without access to technological education are increasingly disadvantaged. When added to the many economic and social obstacles already present for children from rural indigenous communities in Peru, the lack of access to technology is detrimental […]


Monte Cristo

Alma is starting a new education project in the very remote community of Monte Cristo. Monte Cristo is in the San Andres district of Bolivia. 22 families live in Montre Cristo. Their main economic activities are subsistence agriculture and fishing. There is no access to running water or electricity.  In Monte Cristo, we are implementing […]


Karhuacalla

Some parents in Karhuacalla had children participating in our Pre-University Academy Project in Huaninpampa. They shared their experience with Alma with the rest of the community, and in 2016 asked us to come work in Karhuacalla with their primary school students. We instantly noticed a difference between the students in Karhuacalla from many of the […]


Villa Alba

Villa Alba is an agricultural community with 75 families located in the district of San Andres Bolivia. Being one of the oldest communities in San Andres, Villa Alba has both a primary and a secondary school and the Parents Association is organized and active. After several meetings with the community and with local and regional […]


Nuevo Amanecer Project

  Nuevo Amanecer was founded in 1997 by young families from various regions including Potosí, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz who moved into the jungle searching for land to cultivate. Currently the population is 43 families and is located in San Andres. Though the community is relatively young, it is recognized for its organization and recently […]