EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT IN PERU
Issue: Though school enrollment in Peru has improved, the quality of education remains low, particularly in the Amazon jungle and mountains. And while public education is free, many families can’t afford the costs required for uniforms, books, school supplies and transportation.
Response: Compassion aims for every assisted child to get a good education. The centers provide support, from tutors to help with homework, to financial assistance for school-related expenses, as needed. Older students also have opportunities to participate in vocational training.