Based in United States

The Light and Leadership Initiative

A Non-profit

Organization Details

The Light and Leadership Initiative (commonly known as Light and Leadership) believes in education. We believe in the power of education to transform lives and bring lasting change. Working in Huaycán, Peru, a developing community in the outskirts of Lima, Peru, we strive to offer free after school and weekend programs in the form of educational support to children, teens and women. 

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Impact Story

Since starting programming in 2009, we've offered over 16,000 classes and workshops to children, teens and women, always with a strong focus on ethical volunteering and community needs. With the help of hundreds of international and local volunteers, we've been able to open two educational centers within Huaycán, and operate additional programming out of a community building.  We focus on building relationships with our local community, always listening to their needs and seeing how we can adjust our programming based on feedback!

Check out a few stats below:

92% of parents stated that our programs offer services not found elsewhere in Huaycán, like our specialized coding classes for kids ages 7-12 years old. 100% of parents of teen students stated the Teen Program at Light and Leadership has helped their child in school. 100% of our women's program participants stated Light and Leadership programs have improved their quality of life.