Latin American Foundation for the Future

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For some children and young people in Peru, access to education is very difficult. We aim to fund education for 58 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in 2016, as going to school will provide them with better opportunities and ultimately empower them to build a better future for themselves.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1125872)

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    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • The most important in life is to study because then you learn

    — Alfredo, 9 years old

  • My proudest moment this year was when I realized that I had almost finished secondary school

    — Ida Liz, 16 years old

  • My proudest moment this year was when I realized that I had almost finished secondary school

    — Ida Liz, 16 years old

  • The most important in life is to study because then you learn

    — Alfredo, 9 years old

Situation

For the young people we support, access to education can be difficult for a variety of reasons: Living in remote rural areas and their families cannot afford school enrollment fees. Some are teenage mothers who cannot go to public school because of discrimination. Others are hosted in shelters as the result of abuse or abandonment by their families, and the shelters lack funding to finance education. Without any education, these children and young people can easily fall out of the social system.

Solution

LAFF supports local organisations who address these issues in accessing education: Sacred Valley Project is a dormitory that enables rural girls to go to school; Casa Mantay cares for teenage mothers; Azul Wasi shelters former street boys. All provide the opportunity for the young people they support to go to school but this is a substantial cost to them and we aim to provide this financial support. Getting an education means they gain skills for later life and can break the cycle of poverty.