Sol Community Education Society was created to improve the wellbeing of children and their families living in global poverty through education and community engagement.
Sol has been providing workshops to various villages in Northern Peru for the last 7 years. We have been working to provide education classes in the village of Las Dunas in since January, 2015. Las Dunas is a village on the outskirts of the City of Piura, in Northern Peru.
For the last few years, classes were conducted with students aged 0-12, three times a week. Lessons focused on values education, self esteem building, heath education, literacy, and more.
This year, due to COVID, the entire country has been shut down including all schools and community programs. Our teacher is unable to visit the students due to travel restrictions and for her own saftey as many have contacted COVID in the community.
Many of the parents in the community of Las Dunas have lost their work or are unable to work due to restrictions as taxi drivers, market workers, agriculture, and cattle farming. Schools have shifted to online, but due to lack of technology and internet access our students have not been able to participate fully. They are only able to watch classes on TV or newspapers.
The first priority for the community is food, so we have gathered our resources to provide Canastas - food hampers to the children who participated in our programs. When school returns, we would be including school supplies such as pencils, notebooks, workbooks, and crayons. We hope to continue to do this every few months to provide some support to the families and children who have been attending Sol.
A dollar goes far in Peru.
It costs $32 CDN ($25USD) to provide one hamper. Each hamper has essential items, which includes milk, flour, rice, oil, pasta, beans, crackers, chocolate, and other essential cooking items.
Help us support these families during this difficult time!
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