THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Scholarships have been awarded to students from 27 differemt communities in the altiplano.
2021 SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHTS
In 2013, scholarship recipients organized a group called Mosoq Riqchari, which is Quechua for New Dawn. The group meets throughout the year to share their experiences and use their fields of study to implement projects that help solve some of the challenges their home communities face. Recent projects have included tutoring young children during the COVID pandemic to decrease learning loss due to virtual learning in the rural sector, projects to decrease childhood anemia in the Pucará district, amongst others. This group not only helps students give back to their communities, but also provides a space for them to practice self-governance and allows them to network with other students from nearby communities who are the first generation in their family to pursue higher education.
You can now create more opportunities for students to access higher education in rural communities in Peru by creating a named scholarship. Read about current scholarships and find out how you can pay tribute to a loved one through this program.
A recent article in Spanish published in Antropología Andina Muhunchik – Jathasa. V. 4, Nº 1, enero – junio 2018 outlines challenges and successes of this program as of 2015: “¡Qué difícil es llegar a ser profesional! Experiencias de jóvenes becarios de origen quechua en la educación superior en Perú; How difficult it is to become a professional!” Experiences of Quechua youths
who received scholarships to pursue higher education in Peru,” by Enrique Rivera Vela.
The computer improvements continue to be an important tool for current students at the Puno facility for the blind, and the facility has itself evolved to include other students with special needs, including students with Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 the Foundation assisted with various institutional needs, including specially-equipped wheelchairs and a first aid facility.
The school works successfully with students with various adaptive needs and aims in most cases to assist students in making the transition to mainstream educational institutions.