Project Updates


Soccer in Abtao NEW

It was hot, as it tends to be in the Amazon, when we arrived in Abtao. But what made this different is that we had spent the last 44 hours on a boat, so the sticky heat made us yearn for a nice shower more than normal. Abtao is one of five new communities along […]


Strike Attendance

Teachers went on strike recently in Cusco. I’m not sure what this one was about as I hadn’t heard it announced on the radio as they usually are. I only found out when I pulled into Tucsa at over 4,000 meters above sea level, where we have a long running biblioteca project with the primary […]


New Technology Project

Alma is happy to announce that we have started a new education project in the community of Chumpe. Alma is implementing computer classes within the primary school of the Chumpe campesino community located in the Marcapata District of Quispicanchi, Cusco. Here, we will work with 25 students from 5th and 6th grade to develop computer skills, […]


Puchero

It’s always nice to meet up with friends. On Monday I was in Huadhua to kickoff this year’s Biblioteca project there, and had the chance spend the morning with all of the parents and students. As I had not seen everyone together since our project closing in December, I was excited to catch up with […]


The role of parents in education

It is common to hear that a large obstacle to quality education in Peru is that parents care more about their crops and animals than their children’s education. My experience has revolved around this idea over the years and I’ve come to understand that is not the case. For the majority of parents, formal education […]


New Projects in Peru

We want to get to even more remote communities in the Amazon and our project manager in the Peruvian jungle, Raquel, has been telling us about the Requena region. It is a full two days by boat from Iquitos but worth the trip. Wonderful people living in a beautiful natural setting. They only have primary […]


Meet Yhisel from Las Palmeras

  Yhisel is a three year old girl who attends the Las Palmeras pre-school. Yhisel was born in the city of Santa Cruz and has two older siblings. She currently lives in the community of Las Palmeras with her mom Francisca who is 35. Although Yhisel has always lived in an urban zone, she has […]