We provide free primary education to 54 children in Maldonaldo in Peru.
Schools can be a long walk away and have low level education standards. By providing teachers, quality education, utensils, food and fruit we make sure children get the education they deserve and the right start in life.
According to INEI an average family in this region need $75/week for basic foodstuffs and essentials, yet in reality the average income is just $20/week for the whole family leaving a shortfall of $55 each week. This low income means there isn't enough money for food, health and certainly not an education, which isn't free in Peru.
We make education free. Our work in the schools improves the quality of the education received by reducing the student-teacher ratio, providing consistency when government teachers are unavailable and giving fun, interactive lessons rather than the usual copying that they are often set.
We also provide a hot meal and a piece of fruit every day which improves health and fills tummies allowing a child to concentrate on learning, growing and having fun!
Education is the key to development and that is exactly what we are providing. And education to help communities develop out of poverty. But, it can also be looked at simply. You had the right start in life, a good education, food, health, a childhood. We are giving that to every child we work with.
By using in-country sustainable plans these projects and the communities will learn to develop out of poverty alone, not by handouts, not by us telling them what to do, by doing it themselves.
Total Funding Received to Date: £17,132
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £1,463
Total Funding Goal: £18,595