Learning Center project
More than ten years ago, the first study hall was opened in the Umasbamba community, based on the need to support the education of children and young people in the Peruvian Andes. Mery Calderón, founder of the Association, immediately recognized an opportunity to stimulate the growth and empowerment of this community through education. That is why the Andean Children’s Learning Center was started as a way to give children the opportunity to empower themselves through education.
Today, more than two-thirds of school-age children in the community visit the Andean Children’s Learning Center to receive educational support and counseling daily after school. We have had an uninterrupted presence in Umasbamba over the last few years, making it possible for many of the children who started in the program to be attending higher education.
Project Rolling Library
Literature is a window to knowledge for those who enjoy it. From this point of view, we propose the development and implementation of the “Rolling Library” project, as a pedagogical strategy to bring literature to children and young people of Andean communities.
This project consists of the visit of a mobile unit supplied with books donated by passengers, which reaches communities where access to education is limited. People from the communities are offered guided reading and, in addition, storytelling is provided to stimulate creativity and imagination in those who serve the communities.
Rolling Library is a bus conditioned to take books to diverse communities. The bus will visit ten communities a week along with a group of volunteers from the main universities of Cusco. This project will be supported by the voluntary participation of students from the universities of Cusco or as an internship alternative for students in recent years. For this, an agreement will be established with the universities of the city.