Latin American Foundation for the Future

Latin American Foundation for the Future

At Latin American Foundation for the Future (LAFF), we envision a Latin America where all children and young people have support to access education and equal life opportunities. Our mission: to work with local partners to provide quality education and personal development to build brighter futures.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1125872)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£6,060

Donations

27

Championed by The Coles-Medlock Foundation

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

Peru

Situation

LAFF works with the most disadvantaged young people in Peru and the organisations that support them in overcoming barriers to accessing quality education to build themselves and their families brighter futures. Amongst other factors, widespread poverty, high unemployment, family violence, alcoholism, sexual and physical abuse, lack of education, homelessness and teenage pregnancy leave too many children in Peru vulnerable, socially excluded, and lacking opportunities.

Solution

We work with partner organisations in the Cusco region, supporting young people whose lives have been directly and profoundly affected by a wide range of social issues. Our 4 local partners work with homeless boys, isolated indigenous communities, teenage mums and their babies to provide safe, nurturing homes and access to quality formal education, personal development and psychological support. LAFF's support directly reaches over 100 young people every year to help them reach their potential.

  • ”Without a doubt, the alliance with LAFF is very positive and our beneficiaries see the effects directly."

    — Director of Casa Mantay, a LAFF Partner

  • "At LAFF, we believe in partnership. We partner with local people to find solutions to local problems. Our values are what stand us apart: quality over quantity, sustainability, caring and inspiring, partnership and participation.

    — Macarena, LAFF Programme Manager

  • "The best way to empower girls is to teach them, so that they can make their own decisions for themselves."

    — House Tutor at SVP, a LAFF Partner

  • "We envision a Latin America where all children and young people have full support in accessing quality education and equal life opportunities. We work with local partners to to provide quality education and personal development to children and young people in vulnerable"

    — Sarah Oakes, LAFF's Chair of Trustees