Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: April 3, 2013, 2:13 AM
Horizon peru is a a small non-profit organization located in the low income district of La Esperanza in Trujillo, Peru.
Because public education in Peru significantly lacks funding, and the majority of the community cannot afford private schooling, the members of our community have very few opportunities for education. Thus, children are born into poverty and few are ever able to rise up and become empowered. Recognizing that many members of La Esperanza are born into this type of poverty and have few job opportunities, our organization's founders decided to broaden the horizons of our friends and neighbors through providing education.
There is no greater freedom than knowledge. This belief defines the philosophy at Horizon Peru which offers English classes completely free of charge to people of all ages in the hopes of creating an equal opportunity for everyone to receive a quality education.
We believe that education is one of the best ways to help a person out of poverty, and by providing free English, computer, music, football, art and more classes, this allows the children and adults in La Esperanza an important skill which could lead to better job opportunities. Volunteers share unique skills and knowledge to the students.
At Horizon Peru, we work in partnership with a local elementary school and also teach private lessons in the Horizon School house. At the public schools, class sizes are 30 students, ages from 5 to 13 years old. At Horizon School, classes are more like a tutoring session, with 1-4 students per class from children to adults.
We provide our volunteers with a rewarding experience learning about Peruvian culture while living with volunteers from around the world. At Horizon we transcend cultural barriers by promoting an appreciation of other cultures, respect for different norms, long-lasting friendships and appreciation for different ways of living– all of which create an improved learning environment
We are a group of volunteers hoping to help make a difference here in La Esperanza. Come join our family and bring hope to the people of La Esperanza!
Thank you for your interest in our organization. We hope to hear from you soon!