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Boston TV Channel features Project Peru
Interviews Co-founders and Advisory Members

(Boston, Massachusetts)—July 31, 2001—Project Perú, Inc., a non-profit aid organization focused on the welfare of Peruvian children, was featured on Boston Neighborhood Network Television and viewed by key Latin neighborhoods in Boston.

In his weekly program, Tu Opinion Cuenta, William Pena sought out and interviewed co-founders Stephen and Cecilia Drake and Advisory Board member Anna Giraldo Kerr regarding Project Peru. In the 30 minute program, Project Peru was able to convey to the viewers in Boston what Project Peru is about, how we came to form our organization and some of our key projects in Peru.

“The program provided a venue for Project Peru to discuss and share with the community some of the projects we have worked on and explain the fundamental purpose of our organization – that of working together with communities, families and children through empowerment projects, said Stephen Drake, co-founder and President of Project Peru. We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with such a strong organization in Boston for the Latin Community.

This segment of Tu Opinion Cuenta will air periodically throughout the month of August.

About Project Peru, Inc.
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

About Boston Neighborhood Network Television
Established by Boston’s cable franchise agreement in 1983, Boston’s Neighborhood Network (BNN) primary goals are to serve Boston and expand the constitutional rights of freedom of expression for all people. Through the Boston Charitable Trust, major funding for BNN is from cable television subscribers in Boston. BNN provides unique and versatile opportunities for the public to communicate via cable television. The organization reaches out to nearly twenty neighborhoods and its channels are watched by approximately 33% of Comcast and RCN subscribers, or 46,500 households.

Channel 9’s Tu Opinion Cuenta (Your Opinion Counts) as part of BNNLive discusses important topics critical to Boston’s Latin neighborhoods and offers the opportunity for debate and discussion in Spanish and English. For more information, visit www.bnntv.org.




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