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Feb 26, 2019

Last report! Ultimo reporte!

[English]

Hello from Perú!

This is the last repor of our POWER Lunch Program! Thank you all for your support!

We were able to combat anaemia and we ended the year with 0 anaemia among all the kids in Primary school! And YOUR contribution helped us to accomplish our goal! THANK YOU! This year we will replicate the project, we hope you can contribute with it too. We appreciate your donations! Please, follow this link if you want to contribute to the project or to share the info among your family and friends.

We want to share with you that the work we did on POWER Lunch helped us to move forward to the next step: the education area. Starting from this year, we expect to work on the implementation of a project that aims to improve the rural education in Peru by developing cognitive and non-cognitive skills through SOCCER! Please, follow this link so you can learn more about it!

Again, thank you for your support througouht 2018, we couldn't have accomplished the goals without your support.

Best wishes,

Nexos Comunitarios

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[Español]

¡Hola desde Perú!

Este es el último reporte del programa Almuerzo POWER. ¡Muchas gracias por todo su apoyo!

Pudimos combatir la aneamia a cero entre las niñas y niños de primaria, y SU contricución nos ayudó a alcanzar nuestra meta. ¡GRACIAS!

Este año replicaremos el proyecto y esperamos contar con su contribución. ¡Apreciamos todas sus donaciones! Por favor, siga este enlace  si usted quiere contribuir al proyecto o compartirlo entre su famila y amigas y amigos. 

También queremos compartir con usted que a través del trabajo que hicimos con Almuerzo POWER, pudimos dar un paso adelante a otra área: educación. Empezando desde este año, esperamos empezar con la implementación de un proyecto que mejorará la educación rural, desarrollando habilidades cognitiva y no-cognitivas a través del FÚTBOL. Por favor, siga  este enlace si quiere conocer más de esta iniciativa.

Nuevamente, muchas gracias por su apoyo durante el 2018, no podríamos haber alcanzado la meta sin su contribución. 

Le deseamos lo mejor, 

Nexos Comunitarios

Nov 28, 2018

Workshops to improve POWER LUNCH!

[English]

Good night, everyone!

It's been so long since we sent our last report. We apologize for this!

From August we started working in another city to support 50 families to improve their living conditions by working together to design a sanitation system for them! It's been very interesting and rewarding. The new community is called Playa Blanca and it is located in Piura (northern region of Peru!). In these months, we are traveling 1302 miles from Cusco to Piura and 1302 to go back to accomplish our goals. Nothing makes us happy! 

No matter the distance, we have been able to continue with our commitment in Cuncani and that makes us happy and proud. As it was included in this project, besides providing daily nutritious lunches, we wanted to provide education workshops to the children of the school.

We reflected a lot about how to design them. How we could make them interesting, fun and an opportunity to learn about health issues? After a lot of considerations, we thought: what if we implement it within a context in which they learn while they have fun? with a  LOT of excitement we decided to design it inside a SOCCER field. How this sound?!

Thanks to the support of one more geneours donor, we were able to:

- Play soccer

- Implement a soccer field inside the classroom

- Provide hygiene education and tools for the children to plant and take care of vegetables within the school greenhouse!

It has been amazing! 

We have been able to do 3 workshops and we will do the last one of the year within a coupe of weeks. 

Thank you so much for your help! We couldn't have done this without your help! And we hope you can keep supporting our efforts in the future.

Have a lovely night, everyone!

Nexos Comunitarios team.

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[Español]

¡Buenas noches a todos y todas!

Ha pasdo mucho tiempo desde nuestro último reporte. ¡Discúlpennos por ello!

Desde agosto hemos empezado a trabajar en otra ciudad para apoyar a una comunidad de 50 familias a mejorar su condiciones de vida a través del diseño e implementación de un sistema de saneamiento. ¡Ha sido una experiencia muy interesante y enriquecedora! La comunidad se llama Playa Blanca y está localizada en Piura (al norte del Perú). En estos meses estamos viajando 2095 km desde Cusco hasta Piura y 2095 de regreso, para cumplir con nuestro trabajo. ¡Nada nos hace más felices!

Sin importar la distancia, hemos podido continuar con nuestro compromiso con la comunidad de Cuncani y eso nos hace muy felices y orgullosos.  Como estaba incluido en el proyecto, además de proveer los almuerzos diarios, queríamos brindar talleres de educación a las niñas y niños de la escuela.  

Le dimos muchas vueltas a cómo diseñarlos de la mejor manera. ¿Cómo podíamos hacerlos más interesantes, divertidos y una oportunidad para aprender sobre los temas de salud? Después de reflexionar bastante, pensamos, ¿qué tal si lo implementamos dentro de un contexto en el que mientras aprende, se divierten? Con MUCHO entusiasmo, decidimos diseñarlo dentro de un campo de FÚTBOL. ¡¿Cómo les suena?!

Gracias a la donación de un donante generoso, fuimos capaces de:

- Jugar fútbol

- Implementar una cancha de fútbol dentro del salón

- Proveer talleres de higiene y de herramientas para que los niños puedan sembrar y cuidar de sus vegetales en el biohuerto de la escuela.

¡Ha sido genial!

Hasta la fecha, hemos podido realizar 3 talleres y haremos uno más dentro de las próximas semanas.

Muchas gracias a todos y todas ustedes por su colaboración. No podríamos haberlo hecho sin ello. Y espero que puedan seguir apoyándonoso en el futuro.

¡Que tengan una linda noche!

El equipo de Nexos Comunitarios 

Jul 23, 2018

70th days of POWER Lunches in Cuncani!

Good morning everyone!

Today marks the 70th day of our POWER Lunch Program in Cuncani! We can't thank you enough for all your support!

Within the next weeks, we will be sharing with you:

- The first medical check-up results

- The financial report of the funding received

- Information about the first Active Learning workshop using foldscope!

For now, we want to share with you Andrew's post on how POWER Lunch started this year! We hope you enjoy it! This post summarizes how this project started and we have to admit, that after 70 days we feel happy and proud...in the same way we feel on April 16th!

Thanks again for your support,

Maricarmen Valdivieso

Nexos Comunitarios Founder

 

And project begins!

By Andrew Wang

“Kenjiiiii, Andressss!!!”, all the children screamed as they ran to greet Kenji and I at the Cuncani primary school on that early Monday morning of April 16, 2018 

It had been a long journey to finally get Power Lunch 2018 running this yearFor months, the NC team were working hard on promotion and fundraising in order to initiate the Power Lunch program to provide lunches 5 days a week every week. Through constant vlogging, musical covers, artistic performances, and international requests, we slowly got the word out and gained support. But perhaps the most difficult event to raise money was the 137km trek that Kenji and I embarked on. This trek included a 37km hike from Urubamba to Cuncani, followed by a 100km bicycle ride back from Cuncani to Urubamba. Each journey taking roughly 13 hours. Due to the nature of the challenge with Cuncani residing at roughly 4000 meters above sea level, I was required to go through training 3 weeks in advanced to adjust to the difficulties with altitude and to build endurance by going on many hikes. Though I improved tremendously from where I started, I was still unprepared for the challenges that laid ahead. 3 hours into the hike I had sprained my knee and used a make shift stick to assist me through the rest of the trek. Furthermore, there were issues with both bicycles on the return that made the journey evermore gruesome. However, no matter how tough it was, we fought through the pain and fatigue because we were doing this for the children and we eventually completed the challenge.

April 16th was the first official day of delivering the Power Lunch program of 2018. It was difficult to wake up at 5:00 am that morning to go on a three-and-a-half-hour drive to Cuncani, but there was also an overwhelming excitement that the day has finally come. When we finally arrived in Cuncani that Monday morning being met by the exuberant smiles from all the children, I realized that all of our efforts were completely worth it. 

 
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