Peru is Gate 1 Foundation's first and longest standing Country Partner, and is home to the largest number of Foundation schools. The Foundation currently supports eight separate schools in Peru, with an additional three schools it has supported in the past that are considered successful, completed projects. Situated in the Peruvian highlands near the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, Cusco is the city closest to all of the Foundation's supported schools.

OUR IMPACT

Among the major projects the Foundation has funded at many of its eight affiliated schools in Peru, are: new kitchen and dining facilities; new playgrounds; new bathrooms; roofing for unprotected buildings; and greenhouses. The greenhouse built by the Foundation at Chectuyoc School in the Marangani District, for example, supports the growing of food that can be used in school meals, meaning cost savings for the parents of the school's students, whose resources are limited. In addition to these building and infrastructure projects funded by the Foundation, Gate 1 invites tour passengers, who visit our schools as part of their itineraries, to bring small items that are needed but in short supply, to give to the school's students. In this way, Gate 1 Foundation is able to supplement its large-scale contributions with essential educational supplies, which students' families are often unable to afford, thereby multiplying our positive impact on communities.

Gifts to Bring if You're Visiting:
  • Winter/warm clothing - socks, hats, gloves
  • Sunscreen (sun is very strong at region's altitude)
  • Toys/educational games for children ages 3-12
  • Books in Spanish and English
  • School supplies - colored pencils, lead pencils, pens, white sheets of paper, Quad-Rule or Square-Grid notebooks
  • Personal cleaning supplies - toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, gel hand sanitizers, washcloths
  • Child sized backpacks
  • First aid kits
     

Gate 1 Foundation PERU: By The Numbers 

Gate 1 Foundation PERU: By The Numbers By The Numbers

$390,000

DONATED TO DATE

12 Total Schools Supported in Peru



Although home to Machu Picchu, one of the world's premier travel destinations, these highlands are among the most impoverished areas in Peru. The majority of families in this region are subsistence farmers, who work hard growing crops just so they can eat. What little they can afford to give up for sale does not bring in much money, leaving these families struggling to afford even the most basic of necessities, including education expenses for their children.
In Peru, the government provides only limited financial support to schools, leaving many daily educational expenses, such as building maintenance, school supplies, meals and transportation costs, to local residents. With no buses or other public transportation provided, and in many cases, no paved roads, children can walk up to two miles just to get to school, since transportation is a luxury most parents can't afford. While the government may pay for erecting the school buildings themselves, they are often built without bathrooms or kitchens, or access to water for plumbing. Nor does the government supply basic school supplies, like notebooks, pencils and pens, paper and textbooks, all of which are financially out of reach for the parents of these poor families. The need for these things most of us take for granted, is profound.

our schools

RAQCHI URINSAYA

At RAQCHI URINSAYA SCHOOL, the Foundation supplied funding for construction of:

VIRGEN de FATIMA

At VIRGEN de FATIMA SCHOOL, Gate 1's most-visited school in Peru, the Foundation funded construction of: In addition to the structural projects, the Foundation also supports a ceramic workshop at the school periodically during the year, paying for materials and a teacher, giving students and community members the opportunity to create functional and decorative items that can be sold to bring in extra money to the families who participate.

TAUCCA

At TAUCCA SCHOOL, Foundation contributions funded the building of:

PILLIRAY

At PILLIRAY SCHOOL, the Foundation provided funding for:

AMANTOY

At AMANTOY SCHOOL, the Foundation provided funding for:

TICAPATA

At TICAPATA SCHOOL, the Foundation provided funding for:
  • Work to begin in second quarter of 2018

HUAYLLARCOCHA

At HUAYLLARCOCHA SCHOOL, the Foundation funded the building of:

CHECTUYOC

At CHECTUYOC SCHOOL, the Foundation provided funding for installation of major structural projects, including: Construction of the greenhouse helps support the growing of food that can be used in the preparation of school meals.

CUPER BAJO

At CUPER BAJO SCHOOL, Foundation funding for major projects included:

SCHOOL #501401 AT COMMUNITY OF QUEMPORAY

(Past Foundation Beneficiary)
  • Paving
  • Computers
  • Wooden Shelving
  • Teacher's Desk and Chairs
  • School Supplies

VALLECITO CIELO AZUL

 (Past Foundation Beneficiary)
  • School Supplies
  • Tables and Chairs for Students
  • Bookshelves

TENIENTE EDUARDO ASTETE MENDOZA

(Past Foundation Beneficiary)
  • Fencing Around School

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