The Peru’s Challenge Program is dedicated to developing sustainable schools and communities in impoverished mountain villages surrounding Cuzco, Peru.
Peru’s Challenge focuses the work it does through the schools of the local communities and from them, out into the wider community. So far the organisation has assisted over 2000 children in five communities by building four complete schools; connecting more than 200 houses to safe drinking water; and installing more than 300 toilets, showers and chimneys. They also provide volunteer teachers and resources to build the schools’ capacity to the point where the Department of Education will take over the funding and operations of the schools, enabling Peru’s Challenge to assist other communities.
We work in long term partnerships with local communities to empower the poorest and most vulnerable rural populations.
This is achieved through a series of development projects and social and educational programs, with the invaluable help of our volunteers.