Based in Peru

Otra Cosa

A Non-profit

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Organization Details

Our Projects (HELP: Huanchaco Education and Learning Programmes)

  • HELP Environment focuses on environmental education to influence the younger generation of Huanchacho and their attitude towards to environment. We have done this by boosting their knowledge of large-scale environmental issues and explaining how day-to-day behaviours can impact their environment and community.
  • HELP English makes learning English accessible to all members of the community in Cerrito de la Virgen in Huanchaco.
  • HELP Literacy aims to improve literacy in disadvantaged communities across the world. We do so by teaching the kids of Cerrito de la Virgen how to read and write in Spanish, or improve upon their current skills.
  • HELP Youth includes a wide range of activities about culture, science, sports and arts, and provides the kids in the community a safe and secure environment to practice their skating skills.

Impact Story

Otra Cosa Network is a well-established UK Registered Charity and Peruvian registered not for profit (NGO), addressing the educational needs of children and vulnerable adults in an extremely impoverished area of Northern Peru. We work in informal settlements where many community members have been displaced by climate change, disaster and political instability, in the town of Huanchaco.

Our mission is to promote education and social development in our local communities.  

Our Vision is equal opportunities in Peru for everyone to succeed and thrive.

We are so proud of our long term collaborations with partner projects as well. An important one is with Global G.L.O.W. This organisation stresses female empowerment from a young age, teaching girls the importance and strength in womanhood. These classes are run for over 150 girls in four different communities. During the summer months we also have partnerships with the organization SwimTayka to teach the young people of Huanchaco vital swimming and drowning prevention skills. As well as the Municipality of Huanchaco, which we work with to provide English lessons to local kids from native English speakers.

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