WHAT WE DO

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.

THE LEARNING
CENTER PROJECT

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.

kaypi kunan computer center project

THE COMPUTER
CENTER PROJECT

In 2011, mobile training centers were implemented with technologies to serve the Andean communities. These training centers are established in six different Andean communities for five months, offering computer classes to the residents of the communities five days a week.

THE PROJECT
ROLLING LIBRARY

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 project
STRINGS FOR FREEDOM


THE STRINGS
FOR FREEDOM

Centered in creating a place where young people and children can enhance their musical training and thus favor a humanistic vision of the world, the classes benefit 40 students that are taught to play violins crafted from recycled material. It is important that they awaken interest and love for music, through educational concerts and other musical activities.