Ludoteca Children’s Centre, Pisco, Peru
The Mandala Trust was pleased to be able to work with Ludoteca, a children’s centre in Peru, thanks to our local contact there who was volunteering with an NGO called Pisco Sin Fronteras. This organisation got going after the earthquakes and mud slides which wiped out whole villages and killed many people, and with the help of many volunteers was able to build houses and latrines for the many children and their families who, four years after the disaster, were still living in tents.
The funds sent by the Mandala Trust provided a very basic salary to a local teacher, as well as covering the reparation costs of the classroom, and the purchasing of books and equipment. This enabled the 40 or so children who found refuge each day in Ludoteca to be able to learn as well as play.