Education is a key for everyone, particularly those who for no fault of their own are dealt cards that mean their start in life is harder than it should be. Last year we decided we’d help by supporting a student at a school in the Sacred Valley. Some of you may know of, or have even stayed at, Sol y Luna a lovely property set in Urubamba. After 10 years of supporting various schools and projects, Sol Y Luna founders Petit and Franz decided to create their own school to offer children a level of education that lets them be agents in their own development and encourage social integration.
What We’re Doing
We sponsor 10 year old Eydan Suna, one of four brothers at the Sol y Luna (Sun and Moon) Colegio Intercultural. We have made a commitment to sponsor Eydan for at least the next 6 years; to ensure he has the support to see him through the first phase of his education. He’s had a reasonably tough start, and with the support and love of the staff and his new home he’s starting to realise more of his potential. Like so many Peruvian boys he’s a very keen football (soccer) player – his favourite player is Ronaldhino (he used to play for Brazil).
Sponsorship is US$3,700 per annum.
How you can help
If you want to find out more about the school or to perhaps donate click here. The school and the lodge are linked and some funds from the running of the property go towards helping the school. It is also possible to visit the school on a trip; there is a cost, and this goes directly to the school. Visits are organised in a sensitive way. Occasionally we’ll send a brief update as to how Eydan’s getting along. Soon we’ll send information about a cycle trip several of the team will be doing to help raise additional funds.