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La Vida -amantani

” This will be the largest all-female group to graduate ​from the programme ​​and will mark a pivotal moment for the community of Ccorca in Cusco.”

Project Co-ordinator: Zary Feeney
Location: Cuzco, Ccorca, Peru
Amount: £700

Summary

  • La Vida ​​supports​​ ​education for women in a remote indigenous community in Peru
  • The educational boarding houses project prevents young women to walk from up to 8 hours each day to get to and from school

Description of Project

Amantani created the Educational Boarding Houses in 2008 to give the most disadvantaged children in Ccorca a place to stay near to school. By staying with in a boarding house, each child saves an average of 737 hours of walking per year. This time is now spent attending workshops and classes designed to support their schoolwork, ensuring the children achieve the most from their education.
La Vida supports the Graduate Programme, which aims to help the eldest girls in the Educational Boarding Houses to graduate from school and to transition into their new lives. The funding will cover the young women`s health & education costs. It is the largest all-female group of graduates at Amantani and crucial moment for both the Boarding House students and the community of Ccorca.

Having a high school diploma will directly benefit the young women by providing them with further work opportunities. By having an opportunity to access better paid jobs or continue to further education, they are breaking away from the cycle of poverty and are able to provide their families and future children with a higher standard of living.

For more information about the project, please visit Amantani’s Boarding Houses website

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