Schools have been closed since the start of the COVID19 pandemic in March 2020. Classes are only delivered via distance learning, from the safety of a teacher’s place to the safety of the home of the students. Unfortunately, this type of learning is not accessible to the children in the communities we support, as these are located high up in the hills around Lima, often far away from electricity and access to other basic services. They are literally cut from any education opportunity and if the situation doesn’t change rapidly, they are at risk of becoming a lost generation.
Our friends from LaEscuelita.Lima are teachers-volunteers are doing a great job in one of those remote communities. We decided to help them and bring electricity to the little school they built by installing solar panels on the roof. For the first time, there is light when it gets dark. With the help of some supporters, we installed a few laptops and a projector and very soon now, the children will be able to connect with their teachers and with the outside world!