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Project Peru Develops Multiple Projects in 2000


Natick, MA, December 1, 2000 – Project Perú, Inc., a non-profit aid organization focused on the welfare of Peruvian children, announces its involvement with several projects in 2000.

Since its inception, Project Peru has been involved in a number of projects and looks forward to 2001. The following outlines our successful projects in 2000:

  • Project Peru’s development of a park, playground and soccer field in a neighborhood known as Asentamiento Humano Portales de Puruchuco in the City Of Ate Vitarte, just outside of Lima. Working with the community and the local municipality, Project Peru is providing a positive place for children and their families, a place they can call their own. Project Peru signed the initial agreement in February 2000. The park will be completed by May 2001.
  • Since March 2000, Project Peru has been teamed up with IDC to provide the Santo Domingo Savio School in Santa Anita, Lima with computer equipment for an education program that provides free computer classes to high school students who are otherwise unable to afford them. The free program provides these students computer classes four days a week in the afternoon, including Saturdays and Sundays. Currently the program includes 37 students looking to improve their computer skills for future employment. Santo Domingo Savio is also beginning a new free program for parents who need to improve their computer skills.
  • In April 2000, Project Peru funded the rebuilding of the Asentamiento Humano Tupac Amaru School, an elementary school in a neighborhood just up the hill from the future community park. The school was in serious disrepair without a roof or even desks or chairs for the children. Coming to school, children would pick up a rock on their way in to sit on for the day. Project Peru provided funding for a new roof, paint for the building, 24 desks and chairs, a first aid kit, other furnishings and numerous school supplies for the children aged 5-8. The community then went to work and repaired the school, installing the roof, cleaning the walls and applying a fresh coat of paint and adding the furniture and the furnishings. The children were happy to have such a pleasant place to learn and the community was proud to do the work to improve their children's school. The result: the community and Project Peru working together to provide a much-improved learning environment for the children.
  • On August 20, 2000, Project Peru was the principal sponsor of a Doctor's Day in the City of Ate Vitarte in Peru. Project Peru provided resources for doctors to provide free check-ups and also delivered promotional, educational and preventative materials for families and their children. Professionals on hand that provided exams included dentists, internists, psychologists and optometrists.

“In just a short time, we’ve made some terrific progress,” said Stephen Drake, Project Peru’s co-founder and President. “However, this is just the beginning. We hope to expand on our work in the education and healthcare area, leverage our partnership with the community and the city to do more in Ate and look to future areas to develop projects”

About Project Peru
Project Perú, Inc. is a development charity focused on empowering Perúvian children through health care and education programs. The organization does so by implementing projects designed to fortify the family and community-based systems on which children’s wellness and education depend. Since 1999, Project Perú has engaged in several community development projects including the construction of a park, the building of a clinic and restoration of a school in the Lima, Perú area. The organization partners with several corporate and non-profit organizations, but is free of any governmental or religious interests as a 501(c)(3) charity organization in the United States and a designated O.N.G. charity in Perú.

Project Perú is based in Natick, Massachusetts and has offices in Washington, DC and Lima, Perú.

For further information please contact:
Stephen Drake
(508) 333-3300
sdrake@projectperu.org


 

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