Kids in general
children hold 4 fiestas to raise funds
for buying their children's school uniforms. Our
volunteers pitched in with the raw materials..
you to the President of Rotary Club International of Huaraz,
whose members help sponsor some of the poorest children who
attend the Bruce Peru Children's Centre in Huaraz. Bruce and
Ana Tere (founder and President of Bruce Peru), visited Huaraz
in late January, in part to thank the Rotary for their support
for our programme and our neediest children.
Hauraz operates its first satellite children's centre - 'Shancayan'.
Huaraz is by far our smallest city,
we have thought it enough to bring the children to our centre
- but our team have located a very poor community too far for
this; and so are opening a satellite. Bravo BP Huaraz!
Sharon vies with Garry (both excellent at what they do) to see
who will become longest serving director of Bruce Peru Huaraz.
Both keep returning: kids and volunteers alike adore them.
Very poor children being
prepared to enter school for the first time.We have given
each centre a target of how many children we hope to prepare
and register for school by this December. Trujillo is on target.
Huaraz is optemistic.Waiting for word from Cajamarca and Malabrigo. Total: 185 children
Our campaign: "DON'T FEEL
SORRY FOR STREET CHILDREN!" is beginning to pick up momentum
in centres where lots of international tourists are encountering
Peru's child laborers on a daily basis.The object
of the campaign is to recruit volunteers from the tourist population
who visit Peru each year,
had considered our Children's Centre in Hauraz to be one of
our two best run centres in Peru. This
was due to the three
months Chris and Elizabeth Saunders spent directing it. They
have moved on.. From Huasraz they went with Bruce and Ana Tere
to open our centree in Cusco< where they also directed things
until they were running smoothly. They then participated briefly
when we opened Lima at the beginning of 2005. Since then they
return each year to maintain their friendships and keep up with
the children they got into school.
| This is how we help the very poorest children of Huaraz to
become better nourished, clothed, medicated and most importantly:
Huaraz is the mountain sport capital of Peru.