Peru has always been very dear to WALL London’s heart.
As has education. So WALL London has teamed up with Amantani; a charity dedicated to providing a well-rounded education for the children living in a rural area of Peru.
Since 2008, Amantani have been working to bridge the gap between home and school for children living in Ccorca; a small Quechua district nestled high in the Andes of Southern Peru.
Access to education in rural areas of Peru is notoriously problematic and Ccorca is no exception. Children from as young as 7 have to walk for up to 8 hours each day to get to and from school. Inevitably, they arrive too tired to concentrate and many give up on their education altogether.
That’s where Amantani steps in.
Amantani established three boarding houses in the area, that now help over sixty children. By staying with there during the week, children gain an average of over 700 hours each year. This is time that they can now spend on improving their prospects for the future.
The children are taught everything from handicrafts to literacy and numeracy, and they keen to learn the skills that will help them to take advantage of the modernisation of their district. But they are also taught rural skills, which are useful in the communities themselves and can contribute to their future development.
Meet My World
This year, Amantani asked 12 children to write and present films that will teach you traditional skills from their communities. The idea is simple: the more people that learn from the children's films, the prouder they will be. You can watch all the short films by clicking here. Or watch Magali's film about How To: Dye Wool With Vegetables below:
How To: Contribute
You can now donate £2 with each purchase at www.wall-london.com by simply clicking the 'Donate to Amantani' box on the shopping basket page before you check out.
Or, you can visit www.amantani.org.uk/donate to make a contribution.
Find out more information about the work Amantani do here.
All images taken from http://www.amantani.org.uk/