Current Projects


El Masi

  When Alma decided to expand in Beni, Bolivia, we began to evaluate and visit the over 20 different communities that asked us for a project in the San Andres Municipality. However, after many community meetings and discussions with parents and local authorities, we found that the communities that we needed one more project to […]


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 […]


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

  We visited Bella Selva in our first visit to Beni, Boliva in 2015 but decided not to implement a project with the community for a handful of reasons, the main ones being that the project they wanted didn’t seem feasible for Alma and the community didn’t seem to be very well organized. Nevertheless, the […]


Lacco

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

  In 2016, our project in Manguita began as a joint project with the neighboring community, Cotoca, with the goal to reinforce mathematics, communication, and sciences through fun, culturally-based projects that promote critical/creative thinking and harmonious values. We quickly saw that this community was special in its unwavering effort to improve the quality of education […]


Cotoca

In 2016 we began working in Cotoca with the community members, parents, students, and teachers to reinforce mathematics, communication, and sciences through fun, culturally-based projects that promote critical/creative thinking and harmonious values. In the beginning, it was a joint project with neighboring community, Manguita. However, the community responded so well to the project and took […]


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, […]


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

  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 […]


Huadhua

The “Biblioteca” project in Huadhua aims to improve the community’s 29 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 students receive in the classroom with a fun, creative, and flexible model reinforcing reading […]


Teacher Training Program

The success of original education projects based on local indigenous knowledge is very much dependant on the creative and analytical abilities of our teachers.  Finding high-quality teachers with the ability to think “outside-the-box” in a manner completely different from how they were raised, educated and trained is a challenge. “Specialists, as much as ordinary citizens […]


San Martin de Porres

San Martin de Porres is a very isolated community in the San Andres district of the amazon region of Bolivia. San Martin consists of 25 families whose main economic activities are subsistence agriculture and fishing. There is no access to running water or electricity. In this community we created an education reinforcement program to bring […]