Team Peru was originally founded by Copenhagen International School teacher, Ben Ward, in 2005, with the objective of raising funds for Kiya Survivors and giving young people from CIS the opportunity to participate in the Kiya Survivors group programmes.
Team Peru is currently led by 3 teachers from Copenhagen International School, Lorraine, Charlotte and Mark, who work tirelessly to fund raise the basic running costs for our skills workshop group and therapy for children with learning difficulties, disabilities and living in high risk environments in Los Organos.
They raise £9,600 a year at present, essential funding that has a vast impact on the Mama Cocha centre service users.
Kiya Survivors not only create better living conditions, medical attention and life skills for the children involved in their programme, it also builds a stronger community and taking a lead on given these children the right to be a part of it.
For our students, being a part of the Mama Cocha has opened their eyes to parts of the world that they would otherwise never have seen. For all of them this is an amazing personal experience which is very unique.
Thanks to dedicated staff at the two children’s centres and the careful reporting provided, we trust our donation is well spent, directly assisting those people who need our help the most. As a school, we at Copenhagen International School would thoroughly recommend other schools to get involved with Kiya Survivores on one or more of their projects.
Charlotte Zeeberg, School Health Nurse, CIS