News & Current Events

Our First of Many Milestones

  In 2015, we celebrated our five year Anniversary. Five years of challenges, of hard work, and of impact. With thousands of volunteer hours, numerous loyal supporters and the amazing work of our Peru Director Ian and founder Alan, Alma was able to improve the quality of education for thousands of children. 5,000 children to be […]

Alma’s 5th Anniversary Party!

Each year our friends and supporters look forward to the annual Alma party – and this year is no exception! Please join us on June 24th at Toronto’s Historic Fort York. The event is family friendly and each ticket includes all-you-can-eat authentic Peruvian food.  To celebrate our 5th anniversary, there will be lots of surprises […]

What’s in a name?

  When I started this charity five years ago I didn’t give too much thought to the name. I chose “Alma” because in Spanish it means “soul” and has a deep spiritual meaning. I had encountered it often in Spanish literature and poetry and liked the sound of the word. However, it doesn’t translate well […]

Creativity in Tuksa Biblioteca

We talk a lot about creating a link between fun activities and academic metrics as a way of reinforcing and enriching the lessons in the classroom. It is, in fact, the very basis of many of our newer projects (and some still yet to come)! Nevertheless, it is sometimes hard to fully grasp what we […]

Teachers Roundtable in Urubamba

Inaugural Alma Foundation Teachers Roundtable October 18, 2014       We felt that getting all of our teachers and partners together on a regular basis to share best practices, commiserate and celebrate would be a good idea. We also felt that turning these roundtables into “seminars” where we could also train the teachers creative […]

Why Peru Needs Alma

Normally I go to a website like Buzzfeed for a dose of ridiculous or inane content after (or during) a particularly frustrating day.  But a friend recently shared a post that I thought was refreshingly out of character for the website. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the results from its triennial […]