Back to school

The school year starts after the long Summer break, in March.

To see more go to https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/news/back-to-school

Posted on 15 March 2019 and filed under News from Peru

We do what we say on the tin!

 We raise funds with minimal overheads and spend nearly all of it on our project in Peru. Look at our fundraising section to see how many different ways there are to help us http://projectperu.org.uk/fundraising/fundraising.htm

It costs us about £100 per child if you gift aid it to keep a child for a month in our refuge; we always accentuate the positive achievements we have been able to offer over the past 25 years but we do still need the maximum support you can give. Where we are in Peru conditions are getting worse not better: see a recent OXFAM report in summary here: http://www.perusupportgroup.org.uk/news-article-1814.htm#1814 

Posted on 04 March 2019 and filed under Opportunities

Our fundraising event_Alice Holt Forest Sponsored Cycle or Stroll on Sunday 19th May 2019

Make sure you don't miss this!

Raising funds to support our work, Project Peru’s sponsored bike ride and stroll is for everyone including children and families. Or make a donation on the day? It follows the 'Family Cycle Trail' or a number of other trails that go through the Forestry Commission's Alice Holt Forest near Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LS. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt ; and you don't have to cycle and are free to go where you want while raising sponsorship for us just by participating. No pressure, just go your own way at your own speed!.

... you can walk it, walk the dogs, push the pram, jog it ... it really is for everyone! Or hire a bike if you want to?

This is an annual event. You go at your own pace. Enjoy an all-day picnic too, which we provide.

http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/sponsored-events/alice-holt-sponsored-cycle-or-stroll-for-children-and-families---2011.htm 

Photos of past events.

Map: GU10 4LS Alice Holt Forest Park, Nr Farnham, Surrey    Sat Nav ref.decimal degrees.     51.169305, -0.840999 

(The Education Centre is near the entrance to the Car Park that goes towards 'Go Ape'.)

Posted on 25 February 2019 and filed under Opportunities, Events

Volunteer with Project Peru in Peru?

We can arrange tailored volunteer placements in our project in Peru for volunteers of all ages and are looking for volunteers at any time during 2019 and beyond. We can be quite flexible, so just enquire and we can discuss it with you! There is a whole range of activities that volunteers may be engaged in, and the more varied the skills that a volunteer can offer the better. Many volunteers also raise sponsorship money for us by doing the Inca Trail. You might do  some work in our garden? or in our library? teach English? learn Spanish? art? music? sports? computers? building? sewing? help look after our children?

Continue reading Volunteer with Project Peru in Peru?

Posted on 17 February 2019 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

How to make a donation to Project Peru that doesn't cost you a penny

Many on-line suppliers will make a donation to Project Peru if you choose to nominate us as the charity to support with your purchase.

See https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/news/how-to-make-a-donation-that-doesnt-cost-you-a-penny

Posted on 14 February 2019 and filed under Opportunities

Guildford Festival Craft Market: Summer 2019

Friday 14th June to Saturday 22nd June

Guildford High Street

 

Please view our page on Craft Stalls here

Map Of High Street Guildford 

We are looking for opportunities to find good new venues for our craft sales and we would be delighted to hear from you. We welcome new outlets for our crafts and within limitations we are able to supply stock to individuals known to us who want to have sales at home or in other locations, so please feel free to enquire via information@projectperu.org.uk or ring 01483 576093




Posted on 10 February 2019 and filed under Opportunities, Recent Events, Craft Stalls

A fresh lick of paint

An enthusiastic team of volunteers from a major UK company working in Lima, several of whom are regular visitors to our refuge anyway, had an 'awayday' before Christmas 2018, painting new lines for our football and basketball pitches, as well as painting the goalposts, the volley-ball posts, renewing the nets, and repainting the basketball 'backboards' and the seating terraces.

One comment from the team: 'Project Peru has done so much for these young people, so we're glad to help in some way. We all enjoy being part of something positive and working with people full of enthusiasm.'

To see a few photos go to https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/news/a-fresh-lick-of-paint

The dimensions of the whole sports pitch are 30 metres x 18 metres; this construction was originally funded and built from scratch by a team of students from the UK Universities Air Squadrons in July-August 2005, as can be seen in progress here...

To see more on the development of our land over the years go to http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/the-land-and-buildings-at-the-refuge.htm

Posted on 10 February 2019 and filed under News from Peru

A fresh crop of fruit and veg

Our kitchen garden is producing amazing quantities of delicious cherry tomatoes, peaches, lettuce, potatoes and more..and the children love helping to pick them and bring them back to the refuge...not to mention eating them! Do see

https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/news/a-fresh-crop-of-fruit-and-veg

also http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/a-secret-garden-in-the-shanty-towns.htm

Posted on 09 February 2019 and filed under News from Peru

Some of our Christmas 2018 activities

 

The Project Peru 'show' is our annual performance by the children, including their dancing, music and a nativity play in front of family members, friends and supporters of our work.

To see more photos see https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/news/some-of-our-christmas-2018-activities and

https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/news/donating-food-parcels-in-the-local-shanty-towns

The children were also entertained at their own party, including sharing a 'hot chocolate and panetone', which has become a traditional part of a Peruvian Christmas, and we  distributed donated food baskets to our children's families, staff and within the local community.

Posted on 18 January 2019 and filed under News from Peru

Building projects in the shanty towns

 

This is part of our policy of helping in the wider community; we are surrounded by shanty town settlements and when we have the funds and can identify particular families in need we set to to construct small basic wooden houses; on this occasion a team of our older children, staff and volunteers built this house for one of our families, with their help too.

To help us with donations to support this type of initiative do see www.projectperu.org.uk/fundraising/fundraising.htm

Posted on 02 January 2019 and filed under News from Peru