Education  Peru Project #42343

Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids

by Peru Champs Association
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Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids
Empower the lives of 300 talented peruvian kids

At Peru Champs we seek to turn talented girls from low-income backgrounds into the future agents of change that our country needs.

Nataly, Elizabeth and Alejandra are three girls who share a very important characteristic, besides the fact that they are Champs. Each one of them is a champion who owns a great talent with which seeks to inspire more girls and teenagers to fulfill their dreams and achieve their goals.

The first of them, Nataly, is an academically talented Champ who is part of the High Potential program, a training space for Champs with high academic performance and leadership projection. Her next goal is to study at a prestigious university abroad in order to become a great surgeon to take care of people's health and well-being.

Thanks to the leadership training she received, Nataly is very confident about her abilities and the importance of effort to achieve everything she sets her mind to. Her victories in the Champ MUN debates are examples of this, she always managed to show an outstanding performance proposing solutions to different social problems. Today, at the age of 14, she is convinced of her service vocation and her desire to contribute to the development of medicine and science in our country.

Elizabeth has another success story. She is a young karateka who belongs to our sports talent group. From a very young age she has shown admirable discipline in order to reach her maximum performance both in her studies and in her combats.

At 16 years old, she has won several regional and national championships. Her next goals are to represent our country in international tournaments and win a place on the podium for Peru. On a more personal level, Elizabeth dreams to becoming a great architect to design more sustainable cities. She also thanks the leadership training she receives at Peru Champs for the confidence she has in herself to achieve her goals and inspire many more girls to break any kind of stereotype.

One more case is the one about Alejandra. She is a 10 yers-old artist Champ, with an exceptional talent for music, highlighting her voice and ability to play the violin. Last year she was selected to be part of the prestigious national orchestra “Sinfonía por el Perú” and for the last two years she has been part of the Association of authors, composers and interpreters of Huanuco, where she is in charge of promoting and spreading the music of her region.

Like the other two Champs, Alejandra has a big dream. In a few years she wants to become a great violinist and professional woman in order to send a message of empowerment to peruvian girls through music.

In Peru Champs, we are committed to turn our Champs into the future leaders of a sustainable Peru, who lead and inspire more people to generate a real change in our society.

Help more peruvian talented girls and boys like Nataly, Elizabeth and Alejandra donating today.

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Sergio is a 16-year-old Champ from Santa Anita, Lima. He lives with his two sisters and his mother. Recently, he received surprising news about being accepted at three great universities: Haverford College, Duke University and Dartmouth College, the university of his dreams, where he received a scholarship to study Education Policy. 

Sergio's vocational link with education has accompanied him for several years. Actually, he developed the project “Time to Learn” during his school years, a space where students can learn about topics that are not taught in schools but are essential for their future, such as financial education, digital tools, first aids, etc. Although the project will be paused for a while due to the process that Sergio must follow to start his classes, he has already planned new actions to take it to a more professional level. Sergio hopes to use the resources he will get from university to upgrade his project as much as possible. 

His goal is to create a high-quality educational system that would make Peruvians proud, in which children and teenagers could be able to develop all their capacities and take advantage of all their talents. For Sergio, betting on Peruvian talent is the best way to generate a positive impact in our country, generating committed citizens willing to change the world. 

Perú Champs marked a great stage in Sergio’s life. Therefore, he promises to keep its purpose alive and extend its legacy. What he values the most is the way that the organization helps closing socioeconomic gaps by facilitating access to quality education and, also, making it possible for students to dream bigger and further, giving them all the resources needed to achieve their goals.  

Learn about more stories like Sergio’s and help more Champs reach their goals by donating now. 

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When Cielo was 7 years old, she was a victim of racism at her school. Today, she leads a promising action to end this problem in Peru.  

Cielo is a 14 years old peruvian teenager who was born and raised in Piura, a city in northern Peru, along with her parents and her three younger brothers. For six years, she has been a beneficiary of the Peru Champs scholarship, which allows her to access a quality education and strengthen her leadership skills. Cielo has been carrying out an important action against one of the biggest problems in the country: racism. Her case, and the beginning of her fight, have been recorded in the book "Mancha Brava-Colegialas", by the writer and journalist Antonio Orjeda, which compiles the stories of 10 peruvian girls who seek to break gender stereotypes and lead the change of the country.  

In the book, Cielo says that her interest in solving this problem goes back to a personal experience, unfortunately a very common one suffered by many boys and girls in schools in Peru, such as exclusion by their classmates due to their skin color. However, the case of Cielo becomes special, when she tells us how her parents and teachers, upon learning what happened, encouraged her to raise awareness among her classmates, through her talent. "They called me black" by Victoria Santa Cruz was the poem that Cielo declaimed in front of her classmates. She says that since she read it for the first time she felt strongly identified. As a result, Cielo left all the class impressed that day.  

Sometime later, Cielo's family found out about the Peru Champs scholarship. Her mother, knowing the great potential and talent of her little girl, encouraged her to apply. Today, thanks to the academic and leadership training that Cielo receives as a Champ, she has turned that childhood experience into a commitment to improve her country. She stands out how the workshops and conferences, in which she has participated since her first day as Champ, have awakened her desire not to sit idly by and change the situation of racism in Peru. Just as at one point she did by reciting a poem, today she seeks to raise awareness by writing articles that fight against this problem in school correspondents for the famous peruvian newspaper El Comercio 

In a few years, Cielo will finish school, but she knows perfectly well that the Champ DNA will always be part of her. For this reason, she wants to become a professional journalist, and also a filmmaker whose stories help to build a fairer and more egalitarian Peru. She is aware that there are still many victims and recognizes that there is much work to be done, but she also knows that as Champ there is no limit to her potential, because it goes beyond the sky.  

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Vivian has been a champ since she was 14 years old with great academic talent. However, after the arrival of the pandemic, continuing with their studies virtually was very difficult. 

The internet was her main problem, because she did not have a good connection and this made it impossible for her to carry out her classes satisfactorily, but she did not give up. Together with her family, she found a solution to ask her neighbor for help, who allowed her to take her classes at his house. This is how Vivian went every day to his house at the right time so that she could fulfill her homework in the best way.

Some time later, this same neighbor made a loan to her family, who with much effort were able to buy a device through which Vivian can now connect to classes from her home. On days when the device's data runs out, the neighbor provides her connection so that she can continue with her classes and maintain her performance to achieve her goals.

Like Vivian, there are many low-income children with great talent and determination to continue their studies and achieve their goals. Let us continue to help them through education.

Learn more stories like Vivian's and help thousands of Champs reach their dreams by donating today.

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Richard is 12 years old and has a big dream of becoming a doctor. Since he was very young, he has sought to help those who need it most and even without understanding what it really meant to study medicine, destiny was putting together the pieces of what his purpose would be.

His main motivation is Mario, his uncle, who got sick with leukemia and had no financial support. Seeing that his mother could not do anything to help him, he confirmed his commitment to himself to become a doctor. Not only to help people in need, but also to be part of the reform of the Peruvian health system. Little Richard is aware that most people in Tumbes, the province where he grew up, do not have health centers in rural areas, and that is why he seeks to make a difference and ensure that access to such a basic right is for everyone.

Richard is a boy with a passion for science, he never misses a documentary on medicine and, in his free time, he likes to research on the internet about the new variants of Covid-19 and its long-term consequences, why some people are asymptomatic, and how he can contribute to everyone receiving the vaccine. He also has an artistic talent and plays the violin, which has allowed him to be disciplined and to belong to Sinfonía por el Perú.

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Peru Champs Association

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Miguel Alberto de Cardenas
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