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 […]


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 […]