Christmas-time … and the start of Summer too in Perú … offers a few more opportunities for outside activities, including a Confirmation service for some of our older children, the end of year 2 of “virtual school”, a walk to a local Inca archaeological site, a visit to a local Continue Reading
Please give generously to help us keep on with our work in Peru; either use the DONATE button on the website or you can go via our Justgiving page: and thanks to all those who have supported us … so far! where you can donate in £ Sterling, Euros, or Continue Reading
For your November and pre-Christmas shopping! Thousands of on-line traders and suppliers in the UK will make a donation to Project Peru if you choose to nominate us as the charity to support with your purchase. Register with them first, then any of the following on-line platforms may be able Continue Reading
The drawings above show characteristic vegetation from Peru’s coastal region illustrated in designs from Chimú pottery (approximately between 9th & 15th centuries AD). We are doing our best to be ‘green’ in our refuge: A secret garden in the shanty towns But this is the environment we are surrounded by: Continue Reading
Back to school in 2021? Instead, for the children in our refuge it’s still ongoing virtual education and ‘home schooling’. They last went to school in December 2019 because of the summer break till March 2020, at which point the pandemic started. And there is no realistic chance of schools Continue Reading
In one sense, at least! With your help we could do much more. Our kitchen garden is one small step towards improving our self sufficiency, and is an educational asset too. Our gardener here is instructing two of our boys in planting sunflowers. And we grow a variety of crops Continue Reading
The safety of our children and of our staff is our priority. We take all the precautions we can. Much of Latin America including Peru is now experiencing the ‘third wave’ of the Covid pandemic. As of mid-June the Ministry of Health revised the death toll from Covid, more than Continue Reading
One day, during the two week break from virtual education, the older children completed a 12k walk from the refuge to the sea, through the lovely local ‘countryside’, ending up in Ancon … with a plunge into the Pacific, even in winter!
For the first time for about 18 months the children from our refuge had a day out, with a safe excursion to the Lomas de Lachay, which was thoroughly enjoyed by staff and children alike. The Lachay National Reserve (Reserva Nacional de Lachay) is a protected area about 65 miles north of Lima, and Continue Reading
Running at the same time as Euro 2021, Peru reached the semi-finals of the 2021 Copa América in July 2021. Known until 1975 as the South American Football Championship, this is the main men’s football tournament contested among national teams from South America. It is the longest running international football Continue Reading
Do find a challenge, initiative or event of your own to support us this year! All ideas, large or small, are welcome. Go for it! Set up a fundraising page for an individual or group initiative, challenge or event, or a special occasion, or in memory of someone. With Justgiving, Continue Reading
Through the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)’s international network Project Peru is now eligible to receive tax-effective donations from US or Canadian tax-payers through either CAF America or CAF Canada. Project Peru is visible on the CAF America and CAF Canada websites, increasing our profile to international donors in those countries Continue Reading
Marking Peru’s bicentennial year of independence, an exhibition at the British Museum in London highlights the history, beliefs and cultural achievements of the different peoples who lived in Peru from around 2500 BC to the arrival of the Europeans in the 1500s, and their legacy in the centuries that followed.
On 28th July 2021 Peru marked 200 years of independence from Spain in 1821 throughout the country, including in our refuge … See also Symbols of Peru