Current Projects


Los Puentes

The parents in Los Puentes had been asking for an Alma project since 2016, but were still recovering from the heavy flooding of 2014 and could not commit to the responsibilities that Alma asked of them. By 2018, when the Trinidad Municipality presented a request from one of their other communities for an Alma project, […]


Cerritos

Cerritos had been petitioning Alma for a project since 2016, but because the community is part of the large Trinidad Municipality, we always opted to work with more isolated communities. However, after expanding in Beni, Bolivia in 2019, we had projects in all of the viable isolated communities and were looking for a couple more […]


Usi

  We began working in Huathua Laguna in 2017, and in 2018 a former community member was elected the new mayor of Quiquijana District. Usi sits near the top of a mountain range running between Usi and Huathua Laguna, and when the new mayor mentioned that we were looking for some new project communities in […]


San Juan de Mocovi

  San Juan de Mocovi began requesting an Alma Project in 2015, when we were first expanding in Beni, Bolivia. At the time, the community was still recovering from the disastrous flooding of 2014 and was not in a position to fulfill the many responsibilities Alma requires of a project community. Nevertheless, the community members […]


Antisuyo

  We began working in Huathua Laguna in 2017, and in 2018 a former community member was elected the new mayor of Quiquijana District. Knowing about our projects, parents from Antisuyo quickly petitioned the new mayor to bring Alma to their community, and together we did just that in 2019. In Antisuyo we run an […]


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 […]


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 […]