The Q’eros people of the Peruvian mountain hamlet of Ch’allmachimpana want to build the first school ever for their children.

Child mortality is close to 50% and this pre-literate community is vulnerable. The elders have identified primary education as their first step toward providing a sustainable future for their children and culture. They need some help.

The school is up and running in a community building. They have 45 children – half of whom are orphans living at the building. This is one of the oldest Inca communities in Peru and part of the school will be to keep the musical traditions alive. They have a grant and do not need a huge amount of money to do this. If they can build the school and fund it for two years, the Peruvian government will take over.

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For more information on the Ch’allma School, please visit www.challmaschool.org.