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

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?

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

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

Project Peru Christmas Appeal 2018-it's not too late to donate!


Hope you've enjoyed wonderful celebrations...and have a Happy New Year too! But please support our Christmas Appeal 2018; please donate via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/projectperuchristmasappeal2018 or send us a giftaided cheque.

 

Happy Christmas from all at Project Peru.

Posted on 01 December 2018 and filed under Opportunities, Events, News from Peru

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 28 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 27 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