In Laran, Peru an estimated 2000 children attend public schools but very few achieve the level of learning needed to graduate to
the next year. One of the main reasons for this lack of interest in school comes down to motivation.
School, while it should be a serious learning center were children can learn the basics and fundamentals, should also be a place to have fun and work together to build an understanding between each other.
La Calera started working two years ago with a small group of students when it developed an after school music program. This has proven to be an excellent development strategy and motivation for all the participants involved.
INSTRUMENTS - EQUIPMENT - INCENTIVES
500 participants from ages 8 to 16
8 months of the school year (April to November)
If you would like to help with this excellent program
through the donation of instruments or financial help please contact us.
On August 16th, 2007 the central coast of Peru was hit by an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the magnitude scale.
It lasted three minutes; in that time 519 people lost their life and 366 were injured, many needing to spend time in hospital. Tragic as it was, it also left many people without a place to live as most of the homes were completely destroyed and the ones that were left were not safe to live in.
La Calera used its resources to provide 1,000 temporary shelters while the local authorities decided what needed to be done.
In 2009, two years after the earthquake hit, the local authorities had done absolutely nothing. It was time to help these people that were living with no hope of improving their lives.
La Calera decided enough was enough and Casa Grande SAC, a non profit company, was formed, building 540 new homes in 2009.