We aim to provide better primary education to 60 children in Maldonaldo, Arequipa, in Peru who currently only have one national teacher. By employing another teacher we can provide the children with better education than they had. 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.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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.
How will this project solve this problem?
By providing extra teachers, 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 aim to 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!
Potential Long Term Impact
Education is the key to development and that is exactly what we are aiming to provide; helping communities develop themselves out of poverty. Like many in the world who had the right start in life, a good education, food, health and a childhood, .we are aiming to give 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 and us telling them what to do, though by doing it themselves
Total Funding Received to Date: £20,318
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £10,150
Total Funding Goal: £30,468