School is Back and Preparations are ongoing

Mother and daughter walking

School is back in session for most of the northern hemisphere and students and parents are getting use to the new routine, teachers, and subjects.  However in  Peru and Bolivia the academic school year is still in session and the new school year does not start until February and March of 2020.  Here at Umbrella Initiatives Foundation we are ramping […]

Here we Go…

Backpack Project

  The fourth of January marks the start of the sixth year of the Backpack Project in Peru. Over 200 students will begin the Project in both Cusco and Lima, over the next 10 weeks over 1,000 more students will participate in the Backpack Project. During the week, students will have an opportunity to learn through playing and also to […]

Sotapa Dispatch

During the week of January 12, 2015 we worked together with a local non-profit group AIDIA, coordinator Noemi Rojas Cusi, in the small town of Sotapa, Peru in the heart of the Andes. Without a doubt the project could be describe as a passionate, personal, and progressive activity that empowered community members to make a positive difference in their own […]