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 […]


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

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 […]


Huaninpampa Academy Project

Public university in Peru is tuition free (although there are small matriculation fees each semester) and in place of an application process, entrance to both public and private universities as well as technical institutes is dependent upon entrance exams. These exams, especially for public university due to its affordability for all socio-economic demographics, are increasingly […]


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 […]


Tahuantinsuyo Youth Centre (Bolivia)

The Tahuantinsuyo Youth Centre provides a safe space in a very rough neighbourhood in El Alto Bolivia where kids can go after school to eat lunch, get help with homework, receive academic tutoring, and wait for their parents to get home from work. Alma pays for two teachers who provide tutoring and homework assistance to the […]


Alma Kids

Alma Kids is a new initiative by Alma, focused on inspiring children in Toronto to make a difference. Alma Kids will participate in leadership development events where they learn how to make an impact abroad as well as in their local communities. They will have the opportunity to communicate in Spanish with children from Latin […]


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 […]


Jordan

  The “Biblioteca” project in Jordan aims to improve the community’s 26 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 they receive in the classroom with a fun, creative, and flexible model reinforcing […]


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 […]