Children of the Rainbow: For Peruvian children living in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, simple necessities like a primary school education, warm meals, and basic medical care were traditionally unattainable before 2008 — that’s when the Children of the Rainbow school was established. The school supports more than 220 children between the ages of three and 13 and provides a “whole child” approach to learning, which requires the entire family be committed to the process. Families from the Sacred Valley also benefit from an in-house doctor and dentist, nutritional assistance, and other social support services. Children of the Rainbow also offers a library with 2,000-plus books in Spanish, English and Quechua. Educational projects allow students to develop valuable skills like critical thinking and communication, as well as artistic and digital talents.
Take Action: Want to experience this impact firsthand? Visit Peru’s Kuychi Center to meet the children at Niños del Arco Iris (Children of the Rainbow). See how the community expands this elementary school’s outreach beyond education, growing it into an oasis of nutrition, medical care, and hope. After a warm welcome from the children, tour the school’s cafeteria, kitchen, garden, and classrooms, interacting with students and gaining insights from a local philanthropy coordinator along the way.