Music at the refuge

Music and dance are integral parts of life in our refuge and, whether practising or performing, either for each other or for visitors to the refuge, or at external events, they are a vital part of our children's upbringing. Visitors can experience dances from the coast, mountains and jungles of Peru, and the children playing the cajon, panpipes, drums, flutes, charangos, guitars...and songs, as well as our Christmas entertainments.

 

All this has considerable costs and to help sustain this there are hosts of ways you can support us, not least by looking at projectperu.org.uk/fundraising/other-ways-of-giving.htm

Also to see more about Peruvian instruments see: http://projectperu.org.uk/about-peru/music

...and have a look below, too, at our archive News item for March 2017; 'Viva la musica y la danza'

Posted on 08 November 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Spring is on the way

 

 

 

Spring is on the way in the southern hemisphere and it's 'all hands on deck' for a Spring clean at the refuge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 07 November 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Project Peru: a short video about aspects of life in our refuge

See https://youtu.be/F5tKVQCSKf0

This video [about 4 minutes long, with its commentary in Spanish with English sub-titles] includes input from both staff and children at our refuge.

Some comments about the film:

"I think the video is fantastic. It gives a really good flavour of life at the refuge as well as the ethos and philosophy behind it. You are right, focusing on the positives of what Project Peru is doing in the lives of these children is a refreshing approach to a charity video. Focusing on what can be achieved through truly caring for these children and giving them back their childhood, which in turn will give them the strength to face adulthood and all the challenges that will bring, presents the key philosophies on which Project Peru is founded. Well done to you all."

"I absolutely loved the video link of the children at the refuge. It is fantastic...Those children...they just look like they have amazing characters and it was lovely to look at their daily lives."

Some photos taken during the making of the film:

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Posted on 02 November 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Bringing winter comfort to the shanty towns near our refuge

As part of our broad brief we try to give assistance in the shanty towns near our refuge. Especially in winter when, as can be seen, the hills around Lima are shrouded in a damp mist, our staff have been able to distribute warm clothes and knitted items that had been sent in our annual cargo to Peru, to families in the nearby shanty town in Lomas de Zapallal.

Posted on 23 August 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Trek the Inca Trail for Project Peru

If you are planning to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or one of the other recommended treks such as the Salkantay trek or the Lares trek why not try to raise some funds through sponsorship to support Peruvian children and to help us with our work in Peru? See more about it on http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/trekking-past-poverty.htm 

Even if you've already done it and would like to make a donation or get involved in some other way do contact us: gracias!

And if you haven't made your plans yet, do speak to us first.

Email information@projectperu.org.uk

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Walk the Inca Trail for charity

Posted on 14 August 2018 and filed under Opportunities, Events, News from Peru

Huamantanga, our local market

We try to grow some of our own food in our kitchen garden but with over 50 children plus staff to feed every day we need our local market too.

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Posted on 14 August 2018 and filed under News from Peru

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 the latter part of 2018 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?

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Posted on 14 August 2018 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

The art of volunteering in Peru

But you don't have to be an artist to volunteer with us! We can be quite flexible!

We can arrange tailored volunteer placements in our project for volunteers of all ages. You might like to work in our garden? or in our library? Teach English? & learn Spanish? Art? Music? Sports? Computers? Building? Painting and decorating? Sewing?

But...we've had a flurry of artistic work this year..painting, models, mask-making, a 'diddly bow' workshop, a music performance in public by our 'boy band', and plain painting and decorating ...see if you can help with this sort of activity?

Contact us by email on information@projectperu.org.uk

 

Posted on 20 June 2018 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

Scotland v Peru in Lima on May 29th

 

UPDATE ON THE RESULT OF THE MATCH: PERU 2-SCOTLAND 0

In the context of this match we were delighted to be supported by the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal.

https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/news/per-v-scotland-may-29th-2018

To read some more of their story with photos see:

http://www.tasunshineappeal.co.uk/past-projects/2018-2/donation-67-peru-may-2018/

The Tartan Army were in Lima for the match. On the morning of the game a group from the Tartan Army visited the refuge, presented the children and staff with Scotland supporters' 'polo' shirts, played a football match against the boys, were entertained to a display of dance and music by the children, enjoyed a 'Pachamanca', a traditional Peruvian feast cooked in the ground, and made us a generous donation.

'Performance put on for us by the kids in the refuge today was another humbling experience...delighted we could donate to Project Peru, a fantastic charity...'

'Morning of the game, visited Project Peru with the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal [TASA]...thanks so much for allowing us to come along...had an ace time...'

"What a fantastic job being done by everyone at Project Peru. Proud that we can help in a small way. Thanks to everyone for coming along.'

'Fed, watered and entertained by the kids at Project Peru...plus a game of Auld Gits v Young Kids'.

'Peru you have been incredible, Lima is an amazing place'

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Background:
 
The Scotland v Peru match -in the Estadio Nacional, Lima on May 29th- served as the host's send off before they left for the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia in June and July.

Peru have qualified for their first World Cup in 36 years, 40 years after their clash in Argentina in 1978 where Scotland were beaten 3-1.

Scotland have played at eight FIFA World Cups, including five consecutive tournaments from 1974 to 1990. Not this time though.

Hovever, the record between the two teams was delicately poised before this 'friendly' match: in the three fixtures previously played since their first meeting in 1972 each side had won once, with one draw.

 

Posted on 11 June 2018 and filed under Events, News from Peru

Project Peru delivers the goods

 As well as providing for our children's refuge, which is our core activity, we try as far as possible to work in the wider community. We are able to distribute some of the donated goods from our annual cargo from the UK among communities in the high Sierra that suffer from extreme winter temperatures due to the altitude. We were able to distribute warm blankets, other knitted goods and warm clothing as well as zimmer frames in a community in the north of the Ayacucho region and in the city of Ayacucho itself.

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Posted on 14 April 2018 and filed under News from Peru