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.


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
  • Used functional technology such as tablets (with needed charging cables)

Gate 1 Foundation PERU: By The Numbers 

Gate 1 Foundation PERU: By The Numbers By The Numbers



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.

our schools


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.


At TAUCCA SCHOOL, Foundation contributions funded the building of:


At AMANTOY SCHOOL, the Foundation provided funding for:


At HUAYLLARCOCHA SCHOOL, the Foundation funded the building of:


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.


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


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


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


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


(Past Foundation Beneficiary)
  • Fencing Around School


At PILLIRAY SCHOOL, the Foundation provided funding for:


At TICAPATA SCHOOL, the Foundation provided funding for:


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