The photos show the children from our refuge in the desert shanty towns of Lima all ready to go back to school after their three months’ summer break. The youngest is three years old, the others are in groups of primary and secondary pupils. Another four of our older students are preparing to go to university, and apprehensive about their new life outside the secure, welcoming, loving and fun-filled environment they have enjoyed in our refuge, our casa hogar; but they will be living in the refuge for the first year at least.
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Your support would go on making a difference to the lives of the children in our refuge especial at this time of year. Project Peru has to provide everything from exercise books to uniforms, from writing and colouring materials to backpacks and pencil cases; the Peruvian government only pays for the teachers! And we are responsible for over 40 children!
Also due to climate change there has been serious flooding all over Peru which has already delayed the start of school nationally this year … and rain in Lima where normally desert conditions prevail. Not this time, but five years ago, when faced with similar flood conditions, we were able to offer our support as shown here: