In two weeks at the end of February start of March over 350 children living poverty in Piura and Huancayo, Peru received backpacks and materials necessary for the start of the school year. Umbrella Initiatives Foundation completed the second annual Backpack Project and we have reached over 3 times as many students in 2012.
The primary structure of the Backpack Project is a combination of academic reinforcement, learning through playing, and motivation through professors who have succeed academically. The idea is to provide both the tools and the academic support to encourage children to succeed. Watch the video below to get a full flavor of the Project and outcomes.
Through this project Umbrella was able:
- Provide backpacks and supplies to over 350 children in total at the four schools
- Motivated students to achieve and succeed in the school year
- To mobilize volunteers from the local universities to serves as “Maestros” (teachers)
We are extremely thankful for the support of La Republica Newspaper for donating backpacks and other supplies and also to Bethesda Presbyterian Church for every kind donation last year that propelled the project to new heights this year. We also like to thank all other donors who helped this project to succeed.