Helping to educate Mi Buen Jesús’ students

Hirann Sánchez

As part of its Mandela Day commitment, in 2015 Aspen Peru adopted the Mi Buen Jesús school, located in Villa María del Triunfo, outside Lima. This institution is a place of refuge for 116 children aged from 3 to 12 years but, as yet, it is not recognized as an educational entity.

For the past 3 years Aspen has been working alongside Mi Buen Jesús in a bid to ensure that it passes the necessary inspections in order for it to become an accredited learning environment.

This is an ongoing process In celebration of Mandela Day, enthusiastic and energetic Aspen volunteers assumed the position of teachers at the school and developed activities for the children to educate them more about their country and to instill within them life skills and important values that will stand them in good stead for the future.

After a very engaging day, the volunteers left the school with a great deal of appreciation for the role that teachers play, but also highly satisfied with what they had achieved with the students.