Education
 Peru
Project #4184

Improving Nutrition for Children in Peru

by Monterey Institute of International Studies: An affiliate of Middlebury College

Summary

The Becky Fund will build greenhouses and provide agricultural training at schools in the rural villages of Peru's Sacred Valley to educate and improve the health of students.
$17,160
total goal
$16,214
remaining
30
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The projects are conducted in rural villages near Cuzco, Peru. Low temperatures in these high-altitude climates prevent communities from growing basic fruits and vegetables essential for a well-rounded diet. Constructing greenhouses and providing agricultural education gives students the skills necessary to provide better nutrition in the short-term, while offering practical knowledge to be applied in the long-term.

Solution

We build greenhouses to develop and implement an agricultural education program into the regular curriculum of community schools. The nutritional benefits and practical skills improve health, classroom performance and future prospects for children.

Long-Term Impact

Up to 200 children at each school will receive nutritious meals and learn agricultural skills that will provide basic necessities for families, improve performance in the classroom, and support the community's well-being.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​blogs.miis.edu/​teamperu/​
Team Peru Blog
The Becky Fund
Monterey Institute of International Studies

Organization Information

Monterey Institute of International Studies: An affiliate of Middlebury College

Location: Monterey, CA - USA
Monterey Institute of International Studies: An affiliate of Middlebury College
Project Leader:
Aaron Ebner
Project Coordinator
Monterey, CA United States

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