||We opening new
Trujillo ( Esperanza),
(Las Dunes). This brings to 20 our shanty schools
for semi abandoned children,
in Cusco and Trujillo unite our children.
About 50 children from our 3 schools in Cusco and 200
from our 7 in Trujillo came together at
separate festivals for games, competitions, sports, singing,
dancing, prizes and lots of refreshments. No one went
Life at Bruce Peru - Photos of volunteers who
have served or are serving at the various centres of Bruce Peru.
Also photos of some of our children in class, & at play.
| On 5 October 2005 - We
open our new programme to educate the poorest children in
Cajamarcal. When we left our original project in the hands
of ex volunteers it was with the understanding that they would
carry on this work;however they chose to operate a homework
club for children we had already goten into school over a
year ago. So we have returned. Above is our new, larger centre.
sponsors and names a school after his Alma Mater
Gavin Molloy, with
help from some generous friends has patroned "Scoil
in the barrio La Esperansa
So far 24 children are attending.
| In August we succeeded
in enrolling all 27 children of our Las Palmeras satellite centre
into the local state school. This was a unique accomplishment
in view of the facts: it was mid term, we only had a
few months to prepare them, all entered into grades near to
where they would have been had they been regularly attending
school all these years. We congratulate the teachers and Volunteers
who have workd so hard at Bruce Peru Palmeras !
of Education have invited us to install our little schools
for very poor children within sellected primary and secondary
schools. We have agreed to operate a pilot in one school,
and if the relationship works: will consider others.
children were not in the Tsunami (though one of our volunteers
survived it).This is a parabole - In the same way the Tsunami
captured the news headlines and the whole world got involved,
yet the same number of lives are lose each week to starvation:
which goes unreported: so it is with our chidren. The whole
world knows about "street children", most people
have seen them - if only on TV - and there are NGO's set up
to help (though of course they need lots more than this).
The category of children we serve far outnumbers those who
live in the street, and they are almost as badly off. So why
does the world not know about them? Because they sleep under
plastic or in a woven mat shelter in utter poverty with uncaring
or abusive parents - they must find their own food, get their
own clothes; they don't go to school: they are abandoned in
their own homes. That's why the world does not know about
them. But we know they are there, that they suffer, and we
have come to find them, to help.
you join us!.