.Fourth Quarter 2017:
Our bid to end violence against
women and girls in our barrios
Our 2017 Christmas party
With credit, thanks to Charo, techers, social workers, vols
to Anita for the cake & Graciela for the chicken dinners..
With heroic giving by Nicole and timely generosity from Charlton School, Nana & Chris Fogarty, Patty Trimborn, Nikki Clark, Andrew Beach we have been able to give our current enrolment of children a completed school year, including the Christmas Party, graduation and all the trimmings. A little more and we will be able to sail on into another year: educating street kids.
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We entered this quarter still engaged in recovery activities from the two floods (bit more debt). We took on temp staff to help resettle children of closed school after loss of Nuevo Jeru. We handed over keys to newly built community house. Then sadly lost our 2nd oldest associate through retirement. Will miss him, our budget may not recover. And then a few rays of light shown in.

The ASK School, at Porvenir, reopened three weeks after the final flood. Helping chldren whose homes flooded will require more time. For now, reading, writing learninig, eating, playing, growing go on as before.
See our latest Video.

farewell "ASK" UK
Action for Street Kids


Now it's just ASK Pe.

ASK UK, a steady associate these 10 years; helped keep our budget. Bruce did the heavy lifting, turning over a modest trust to fund the schools. Now, however, that trust is depleted. And ASK closed. We just turned over our Colombia and Ecuador projects to local NGOs: Using our few resources to keep the Trujillo school unlikelyopen. Funds come from Bruce's pension, Nicole's donations, gifts from past volunteers and friends.


Charlton School, Nana and Chris Fogarty, Patty Trimborn, Nikki Clark, Andrew Beach, and especially you, Nicole - thank you for standing with the children and us when going on looked unlikely.

Cambridge Press Book details what makes our schools succeed 4 kids

Pedrito received lifelong pension & free tuition at Braille school 4 th blind

Now Trujillo School looks safely through to 2018, it is time to conider how to keep on educating street kids on a reduced buget.
 
First Quarter 2017:
T H E
.F L O O D S
SAVING
1 SCHOOL ...........................BUILD COM HOUSE
The new school term was going smoothly when, in March, torrential rains arrived on the Pacific coast of Peru [the long awaited feared "El Niño" effect]. With it came two powerful life changing floods.

The torrents filled Alt Trujillo school with more than a tone of sand & took away parts of the roof. Still, we reopened within two weeks.
Nuevo Jerusalen School, saly was lost. Worst of all the plastic and reed shanty homes of our children where largely washed away.
We decide to rebuild the largest of them in solid materials (cement/bricks)

Fourth Quarter 2016:
Christmas Parties
Our Quest for volunteers
Graduation Ceremony
This quarter we completed another school year, graduated some, moved others on to State School, a professional team shot a great video for us, Christmas Parties, began recruiting
street kids for 2017

Bruce & Ana Tere got to know some seriously motivated people en route to
Santiago de Compostela
.
In recent years the business phenomenon known as Voluntourism seems to have attracted people who would normally have come to our projects. And since talented, motivated volunteers have largely been responsible for our success in getting street kids educated (and destitute mothers self employed): Bruce completed his own walk to Santiago together with Ana Tere,
in part to meet potential volunteers.

For children who have been with us long enough to obtain a basic education, but who are too old to enter State School.
2nd & 3rd Quarters 2016:
Peru l Trujillo & Nuevo Jerusalen
 
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......Ecuador.....l
Our writ is to educate
the very poor /
"street kids"
Images depicting our work so far this year.
Persistence /
resourcefulness
Like a family
Guayaquil 07/16
Bogota 06/16

To accomplish this we must
povide more than
schools
classrooms and lessons.
We must also provide
nutrition,
physical & psych.
health,
clothes, sports
extracurricular fun,
libraries
help with their community
their family (if be). So we
have teachers,
directors
social workers,
dentists,
doctors, psychologists
volunteers, partners and
fiends: all pitching in.

ASK Alto Trujillo
Fitness & Health
Nuevo Jerusalen
Community Participation
Diploma: 07.2016, after 15 years.
Teaching hydroponics & other
earners for challenging times.
We visit them at home
Remembering to keep it fun.
.First Quarter 2016:  
   

Here are updates on
five of the hundred two barrio schools we have opened &/or supported since April 2001
NOTE: This year
El Niño arrived. The warm current which every few years replaces the colder Humbolt off Peru´s Pacific coast. It moved westward around the globe, wreaked hurricanes, floods,
tsunamis. Some time this year it will wayne.
..June 2015:        

Max Berendson, New President. of Bruce Org. (Bruce Peru)

Our first business this year: move Delicias School inland, to a place not subject to the ocean's whims. Our new site is proving to be more accessable:enrollement's doubled,
In April we opened a museum to house paintings belonging the NGO which we keep in Peru.They are part of the NGO's capital: eventually to be sold to help provide the funding for one or more of our porojecrts.
..December 2014:    
..Sept/Oct/Nov 2014:
Peru
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......Colombia.....l
Ecuador
Exercise, Social Work, Conflict Resolution
Visitors w/gifts & class as usual
Nuevo Jerusalen
Learning to recycle
Bogota
Guayaquil
 
JUNE 2014: Our Fathers Day fetes with one mostly missing ingredient. Acknowledging valued partners, colleagues, staff (with the tenure of each).
JULY 2014: Before the mid winter break (25/07 to 11/08) 400 at-risk kids had been abducted from the streets of Trujillo. Then it stopped. The gang moved on? We´re delighted with bi wkly reports. Community Reading Room/Literacy Centre redecorated and reopened over the holiday period.
AUGUST 2014: On return from holiday we celebrated 5th anniversary of ASK school +a few birthdays. Current dental clinics were particularly useful. Regular visits to children we have placed in care. Back to school. Thank heavens our kids are safe again..

ASK Trujillo:El Alto

(Porvenir) & Nuevo Jerusalen (Florencia de Mora)
February 2014: The second month of the new term began with a couple of unique challenges: Delicias (our largest campus) needed a complete refurbishment. The school we bought in Nuevo Jeruslaen had a secret mortgage: we rushed back into rented premises. Only Alto Trujillo (repainted) remained normal.
March/April 2014 In March the second term settled in. Ana Tere brought back onto the team Rosa Ascoy (Social Worker, Project Director, Teacher) to run Delicias. She also employed two additional Social Workers to rotate between the schools, and work with children and families outside of the classroom setting - also to keep up help and pressure on behalf of Victoria and other special cases.
May 2014: By May everything had settled in (apart from having to move Nuevo Jerusalen yet again. Ahh yes, Bruce will buy us a place as soon as he gets back). Mothers Day, well taught classes and first semi-monthly report from social workers, help.

November 2013: The year ended with more children than usual passing on to State Schools, while others graduated because we had taken them as far as they wanted to go. The increase in numbers was due to our adding new classes in two of the shanty schools.
December 2013 Immediately followed the annual Christmas celebration, which for our dear children brings the joy of a party the likes of which they had not known before joining us. It also includes the sadness of parting - some have been with us in these tiny schools for years. ´By way of supplies and moral support we will continue to help you when you are gone from here to the next place´. Adieu.
January 2014: A day after the Christmas party and completion of the 2013 main term, social workers, teachers and assistants hit the dirt tracks and back streets, knocking at temporary shelters recruiting children for the January term, 2014.
Gowns & diplomas for older students who have completed.
Harvesting the fruits of our labor................. Ana Tere and a Teacher
welcome new students to a morning class.
Sept - October 2013: We have just been notified of good fortune - not ours
but rather children we are yet to locate, then nourish and put into our Peruvian shanty schools; for those schools are as of now fully accredited
institutions of formal education, both secondary and primary: saith the Minister of Education.
To honour the elevated status granted to our humble schools we are now seeking an appropriate property in Nuevo Jerusalen, to purchase and there install a two room school to rival our ASK School in Alto Trujillo.
Boy on hold: Juan was born 21 years ago. His mother could see there was something wrong so she never register his birth, got an ID, medical help nor put him in school. We found Juan 3 months ago (at last).
Out of the blue a lady from the Ministery of
Education rang up to say we are being accredited.
Then a nice man turned up with certificates, visited classes: a foto op.
We got him documented & paid for a CT scan. Juan now receives epilepsy medication & attends our school.
July - August 2013...to
Those of you who follow us know that for the past several months we have been preoccupied with opening yet anther class for out-of-school kids in the Northern Peru city of Trujillo. This week it all came together: new teacher, Elena Cruzado, new group of local recruiters & new kids.

It's now mid-winter in South America.
No snow will fall on the Pacific coastal
plane but to locals it still feels cold enough
to have to bundle up.
Last Dentists for 2013
Treated the final groups
of our very poor children
[farewell 'til next year].
Ana Tere and Bruce

New teacher Elena teaching local women how to recruit abandoned, out-of-school kids in their barrio.
Here is the barrio where they have been recruiting: Elena and her civic minded local women.
Here is the result of first day's recruiting [19 August 2013]. By week's end we will fill the quota
Shona & Amanda, last of this year's angels from British Dental Colleges have extracted, drilled, filled & gone
Scottish Dentists
Throughout May and June
have been treating our children, their families and our poor community at large.

Febuary 2013...to
Graduation: year of pre school
in 1 month



Images of a few or our children - Click to view slide show,

. Septembre 2012
This month ASK Trujillo School a positive usual, with the usual winter weather provoked absences
Nadim, teaching innovator, project director, respected/liked by all; will continue 2 help direct viaIinternet
'09 sports-day-games-farewell-to-Nadim events filled the need for a monthly distraction from classes.
Often the nutrition we give them is the most they will receive that day:
so it's simple but fortified
In 2006 Misha gave us a rich month. Now he and Mariel are here 4 longer
Our '09 cancer screening clinic
[sadly about 10% of local women test positive for uterus cancer].
'09 Art Contest for some artistic street children in collaboration with Artists Outlet Museums. Prizes & Certificates to best young talents.
ASK school is classrooms in the AMs and a Community Library / Literacy,
Co-op atelier or clinics in the PMs
'09 Baby shower (4 a victim) book
she holds was published 4 us when Dr. DianDoody volunteered in 2006
Alto is a dessert - our kids only see sand: except when they are inside our little shanty school.

. August 2012 Katerina: 2002 & 2012:
The Learning goes on: Summer/Autumn/Winter/Spring
Shanty School @ Nuevo Jerusalen thrives
. "Club meting" for our kids now in further edu:
. July 2012 Dentists 4 the kids ( started 31.07 ):
eBay preparations (a chance to showcase Veronica)
Three on a bumpy ride 2 service
. Parents, Teachers and Students monthly:
.23 June 2012 The ASK Peru Timeline Movie:
.15 June 2012 Some ASK kids this day:
.11 June 2012 With Winter Coming on:
.07 June 2012 NUEVO JERUSALEN SCHOOL
.04 June 2012
13 May 2012TODAY IS MOTHERS DAY - viewing the world through the eyes of our needy children, "mothers" are their favourite, most beloved people. Friday some of our children danced and Inca dance in celebration and love for their mothers: ASK PERU on YOUTUBE
[If you give 100 to a mother, she will invest 95 in her family: whereas a father will invest but 30]
..our kids who live w/Mom, danced 4 her...- Sofia reunited w/mom (Viki's Nan)- ..Anderson roof installed12/05

.08 May 2012 Little garden (in the desert) ..-http://bruceperu.org/bannerman/ASK.victoria.sofia.frame.html ....Dental clinic for 40 Children 07 May
.03 May 2012 - The Victoria & Sofia Story / Sofia & Victoria: they are 2 Children and they are Mother & Daughter
.19 April 2012 - Main Term in full swing. Welcome visit - auditing volunteers from England.
.21 March 2012 - Pre Term renovations and repainting. Then classes started Monday the 12th, aiming for 50 students.
.07 March 2012 - Even though the new law means we no longer must provide uniforms for our children going up to State School, we are giving anyway to the very porest of our children - they were promised before the new law was announced & giving shirts for the rest. Ana Tere consults with the lead teacher, Now the cycle goes on: here recruiting kids for the main 2012 term - opening 12.03
..29 Febuary 2012 .GOOD NEWS - School Uniforms no longer required in Peru = Success in our (& other's) 10 yr campaign -"UNIFORMS SHOULDN'T KEEP POOR KIDS FROM EDUCATIN". Also: - Our Inca children paint up for Carnival. And Term end party.
21 Febuary 2012 - And where do our children live?.Many in houses made of reeds or grain sacks. [When it rains!].
These days, while our children are in class, volunteers are preparing parents to register their children in State school.

17 Febuary 2012 - Climbing Cerro Alto...Friday we had a field trip for our children who had not yet
viewed their community from.the local mountain. We climbed Cerro Alto.....................
Ana Tere and Bruce

New teacher Elena teaching local women how to recruit abandoned, out-of-school kids in their barrio.
Here is the barrio where they have been recruiting: Elena and her civic minded local women.
Here is the result of first day's recruiting [19 August 2013]. By week's end we will fill the quota
Shona & Amanda, last of this year's angels from British Dental Colleges have extracted, drilled, filled & gone