Peru

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Work in Peru since 2000, when we developed a project in the central Peruvian jungle to provide indigenous Ashaninka and Nomatchiguenga populations with improved access to education, building 35 bilingual schools and the ‘Aldea del Nino’ (Children’s Village) school in Mazamari.

In addition, since 2008 we support a comprehensive program aimed to low-income women in the region of Canete in order to improve their social conditions and their integration into the country’s economic activity.

Projects (2011-2014)

  • Local Partner: Tierra de Niños
  • Number of Direct Beneficiaries: 365
  • Number of Indirect Beneficiaries: 776
  • Sponsor: Cajasol Obra Social
  • Subsidised Cost: 75.029 €
  • Total Cost: 124.604 €

Aim: Contribute to improving the quality of life of 345 people in Villa El Salvador, one of the poorest districts of the city of Lima, promoting a healthy lifestyle in the family, school and community; to reduce their situations social risk opportunities and capabilities to strengthen its personal and social development by increasing their social role to the favorable resolution of their fundamental wants and needs.

Achieved: This project has made it possible to improve the nutritional status of more than 150 children. In addition, 25 homes have been renovated for beneficiary families.

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  • Local partner: CONDORAY
  • Number of Direct Beneficiaries: 2.280 women
  • Nº de Beneficiarios indirectos: 11.400 families
  • Sponsor: Generalitat Valenciana
  • Subsidised Cost: 956.341 €
  • Total Cost: 1.200.000 €

Aim: To provide integrated development to 2,280 girls and women with limited economic resources. These women belong to six districts of the province of Canete (Lima, Peru): San Luis, San Vicente de Canete, Cerro Azul, Imperial, Nuevo Imperial and Quilmana. With this project they will develop skills, generating income and improve their quality of life. In this way, an improvement is made to the family atmosphere.

SOCIAL IMPACT

condorayWith the construction of the shelter, 750 young women have received job training, 810 women have received training for self-employment and business development services, 600 women have participated in literacy and/or post-literacy courses, 500 women have participated in personal and family development, leadership and communal development workshops, 360 women are trained as rural promoters and give impetus to educational and social activities in support of their community.

Workshops have been conducted in health ( 600 women), primary health care medical campaigns, nutrition workshops (600 women), orientation workshops (800 young people), vocational training in hospitality and accounting (700 women) and employment orientation workshops (750 women), technical bakery training (750 women), training in business management, computing and associations (750 women). 85 women will also receive expert advice on employment and the creation of micro enterprises. 400 credits have been granted.

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FLAGSHIP projects

  • Local Partner: ARPI
  • Number of direct beneficiaries: 910
  • Number of Indirect beneficiaries 2.400
  • Financing: Generalitat Valenciana
  • Grant: 305.832 €
  • Total cost: 499.648 €

The construction of 35 small schools for pre-school and primary school children in different indigenous communities along the Ene river in the central Amazon jungle of Peru. This project will contribute to solving the situation of physical neglect (food, clothing and a place to sleep), and human, social, educational and cultural neglect of the regions’ children and young people of La Selva Alta of Peru, mitigating the effects that are still felt among the most neglected victims of the Shining Path terrorist group and drug trafficking. The integral development of children is promoted, helping to eradicate poverty at source and promoting mental and physical development among the region’s children.

SOCIAL IMPACT

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The most important thing has been to raise awareness among policy makers and parents as to the development of Intercultural Bilingual Education in La Selva Central.

In this respect, a level of 70% participation has been achieved among parents during the development of learning days together with the orientation of the promoters responsible for the Ene and Tambo River and Mazamari.

It has also been possible to successfully implement the methodological strategies that are used in learning programmes supervised by bilingual specialists. As such, the promoters have gained enhanced capabilities to fulfil their functions. Thanks to bilingual intercultural education we have managed to reaffirm knowledge and values. The mother tongue is maintained in 100% of all classes and cultural identity has been protected and enhanced.

  • Local Partner: Misión Franciscana
  • No. of Direct Beneficiaries: 1.600
  • No. of Indirect beneficiaries: 952 families
  • Financing: AECID, Diputación de Valencia and Ayuntamiento de Madrid
  • Grants: 583.492 €
  • Total cost: 826.580 €

To implement the sustainable economic infrastructure in Mazamari necessary for the education of 1,600 Ashaninka children, mostly orphans of the Shining Path massacres of the 1980s and 1990s. 3 education centres have also been built in the Rio Ene indigenous communities of Samaniato, Pitsiquia and Meteni. 24 teachers and bilingual Ashaninka teachers have been given training.

SOCIAL IMPACT

emblematico2The intercultural village for indigenous child refugees in Mazamari is a response to the difficult plight of children and young people in the area. The education centre offers shelter, education and care to 72 indigenous children aged between 3 and 5, from the Ashaninka and Nomatchiguenga native communities and children from the municipalities of the province of Satipo.

SOCIAL IMPACT

Actualmente, la escuela cuenta con 1.486 estudiantes, 737 niños y 749 niñas en el día. Hay 78 que han terminado sus estudios en la escuela y a quienes se presta ayuda para que puedan continuar con sus estudios en otros centros. En el turno nocturno acuden a la escuela 166 estudiantes, 83 muchachos y 83 muchachas lo que significa que el total de alumnos asciende a 1.652.

Son 54 las personas que trabajan en el centro: 41 maestros, 3 en la dirección y administración, 2 vigilantes y 2 cocineras y las madres también colaboran. Hay un profesor de inglés, uno de informática, tres en las aulas de recursos y uno de educación física.

Hay 667 niños apadrinados o becados aunque aún faltan por becar o apadrinar 970. Poco a poco el esfuerzo que se realiza a diario en Nueva Capital tendrá como recompensa un futuro con más oportunidades para muchos niños.