& Nuevo Jerusalen (Florencia de Mora)
The year ended with more children than usual passing on to State
Schools, while others graduated because we had taken them as far
as they wanted to go. The
was due to our adding new classes in two of the shanty schools.
Immediately followed the annual Christmas celebration, which for
our dear children brings the joy of a party the likes of which
they had not known before joining us. It also includes the sadness
of parting - some have been with us in these tiny schools for
years. ŽBy way of supplies and moral support we will continue
to help you when you are gone from here to the next placeŽ. Adieu.
day after the Christmas party and completion of the 2013 main
term, social workers, teachers and assistants hit the dirt tracks
and back streets, knocking at temporary shelters recruiting children
for the January term, 2014..
& diplomas for older students who have completed.
the fruits of our labor.................
Tere and a Teacher
welcome new students to a morning class.
- October 2013:
We have just been notified of good fortune - not ours
but rather children we are yet to locate, then nourish and put
into our Peruvian shanty schools; for those schools are as of
now fully accredited institutions
of formal education, both
secondary and primary: saith the Minister of Education.
honour the elevated status granted to our humble schools we are
now seeking an appropriate property in Nuevo Jerusalen, to purchase
and there install a two room school to rival our ASK
School in Alto Trujillo.
on hold: Juan
was born 21 years ago. His mother could see there was something
wrong so she never register his birth, got an ID, medical help
nor put him in school. We found Juan 3 months ago (at last).
Out of the
blue a lady from the Ministery of
rang up to say we are being accredited.
Then a nice man turned up with certificates,
visited classes: a foto op.
got him documented & paid for a CT scan. Juan now receives epilepsy
medication & attends our school.
- August 2013...to
Those of you who follow us know that for the
past several months we have been preoccupied with opening yet anther class for
out-of-school kids in the Northern Peru city of Trujillo. This week it all came
together: new teacher, Elena Cruzado, new group of local recruiters & new
It's now mid-winter in South America.
No snow will fall on the Pacific coastal
plane but to locals it still feels cold enough
to have to bundle up.
Dentists for 2013
the final groups
of our very poor children
[farewell 'til next year].
Ana Tere and
teacher Elena teaching local women how to recruit abandoned, out-of-school kids
in their barrio.
is the barrio where they have been recruiting: Elena and her civic minded local
is the result of first day's recruiting [19 August 2013]. By week's end we will
fill the quota
& Amanda, last of this year's angels from British Dental Colleges have extracted,
drilled, filled & gone
This month ASK Trujillo School a positive usual,
with the usual winter weather provoked absences
teaching innovator, project director, respected/liked by all; will continue 2
help direct viaIinternet
sports-day-games-farewell-to-Nadim events filled the need for a monthly distraction
Often the nutrition
we give them is the most they will receive that day:
so it's simple but fortified
In 2006 Misha gave us
a rich month. Now he and Mariel are here 4 longer
'09 cancer screening clinic
[sadly about 10% of local women test positive
for uterus cancer].
Art Contest for some artistic street children in collaboration with Artists Outlet
Museums. Prizes & Certificates to best young talents.
ASK school is classrooms
in the AMs and a Community Library / Literacy,
Co-op atelier or clinics in
Baby shower (4 a victim) book
she holds was published 4 us when Dr. DianDoody
volunteered in 2006
is a dessert - our kids only see sand: except when they are inside our little
August 2012 Katerina:
2002 & 2012:|| |The
goes on: Summer/Autumn/Winter/Spring |
School @ Nuevo Jerusalen thrives
kids who live w/Mom, danced 4 her...-
Sofia reunited w/mom (Viki's Nan)-
IS MOTHERS DAY - viewing the world through the eyes of our needy children,
"mothers" are their favourite, most beloved people. Friday some of our children
danced and Inca dance in celebration and love for their mothers: ASK
PERU on YOUTUBE|
[If you give 100 to a mother, she will invest 95 in her
family: whereas a father will invest but 30]
(in the desert) ..-
Mothers Day @ the Coop -
clinic for 40 Children 07 May
Victoria & Sofia Story / Sofia & Victoria: they are 2 Children and they
are Mother & Daughter
- Main Term in full swing.
Welcome visit - auditing volunteers from England.
March 2012 -
Pre Term renovations
and repainting. Then classes started Monday the 12th, aiming for 50 students.
- Even though the new law means we no
longer must provide uniforms for our children going up to State School, we are
giving anyway to the very porest of our children - they were promised before the
new law was announced & giving shirts for the rest. Ana
Tere consults with the lead teacher, Now the cycle goes on: here recruiting kids
for the main 2012 term - opening 12.03
Febuary 2012 .GOOD
NEWS - School
Uniforms no longer required in Peru = Success in our (&
other's) 10 yr campaign
SHOULDN'T KEEP POOR KIDS FROM EDUCATIN".
Our Inca children paint up for Carnival.
And Term end party.
2012 - And
where do our children live?.Many
in houses made of reeds or grain sacks. [When it rains!].
These days, while our children are in class, volunteers are preparing parents
to register their children in State school.
2012 - Climbing
we had a field trip for our children who had not yet
local mountain. We climbed Cerro Alto.....................