High School students raise money for environmental project in Peru

downloadIn the summer of 2013, High School students Christina, Katerina and Giulia, decided to visit the environmental projects of Inkaterra Association (ITA) in Machu Picchu. They spent two weeks working as volunteers with local children in the village of Aguas Calientes in the pristine Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a world heritage site.

During their visit, they planned and managed activities and implemented
environmental awareness classes for over 50 children aged between 5
to 13 years of age from the vicinity. The classes were also tailored to suit
handicapped children.

Christina and Giulia were inspired by the commitment and dedication of Carmen Soto, the project leader at ITA and decided to continue their involvement by raising funds that will secure the continuity of the program for the years to come. Christina says: “My friend and I have decided to raise funds for a very special and comprehensive project in Machu Picchu that runs environmental and sustainable workshops for the local school children of many villages in the surroundings. Around 200 children from the region take turns visiting the conservation projects and help taking care of the spectacled bears rescue program in Machu Picchu,
collecting trash along the tracks and in the national park”.

At the recent St. John’s Valentine’s Gala, 5760 Euro was raised to support this great cause. Congratulations to the students for their dedication and commitment to this project!