We serve children with disabilities in Peru, through their schools, families, and communities. We currently work with two schools for children with severe disabilities, one in San Ramon, at the entrance to the central jungle, and the other in Huancayo, high in the Andes mountains, as well as infant-toddler early intervention programs at each location. We’ve made annual trips to Peru since 2010 and have provided educational materials, teacher training, wheelchairs, communication materials for children who can’t talk, leg braces for children who can’t walk, shoes, toothbrushes, computers, books, and many other items. We’ve even had the joy of helping to furnish a playground for the children at one of the schools and of seeing their smiles and laughter as they play in it. We’ve become close friends with amazing educators and have received much more from them than we could ever give.
You can see Raynola’s artwork at https://www.facebook.com/Raynola-Dominguez-Artist-76292133…/. I’ve chosen to show you her sunflower picture because I like the thought of the sunflower reaching for the sun. I believe that as we, like the sunflower, like the El Alcanze artists, reach beyond ourselves, beyond our small corners of the universe, we encounter truth and beauty and joy that we would otherwise not know.
Muchas gracias, Amigos.