Making A Difference
The Pucusana Project is working on a number of different projects and classes through our local partner ministry. We believe these activities are the best way to reach the unchurched and help the poor overcome their own circumstances themselves. We do not give handouts of any kind. We provide opportunities to work with the locals to bring about positive changes to the community of Pucusana.
Property Purchase & Building Plans
The Pucusana Project believes that education is the first step in overcoming poverty and social issues. We believe that all the children living in the barrios of Pucusana have the right to a higher quality of education than what is provided by the Peruvian public school system.
We partner with a Christian nonprofit in Pucusana called The Asociacion Educativa Y Cultural De La IEP. This nonprofit had the only Christian school in Pucusana. They have a 100% graduation rate and a 90% collage acceptance rate - compared to the 2% acceptance rate in the public schools. This school was known for its excellence and student sponsorship program. They had the tools, teachers and programs to enable the best future for their students. But in 2018, they were forced to close due to new government regulations on school structures and sizing.
Therefore, the main priority of The Pucusana Project is to buy a larger property and build a new school facility. This school will cover all grades from elementary up and have a science and computer laboratory, a teachers lounge, conference rooms, 10 classrooms, a clinic, recreational fields, courts and playgrounds along with a garden and an outdoor eating hall. Roads, gates and fences will also need to be built for the students and properties protection. We hope to furnish and equip each classroom with state-of-the-art computer technologies. With this expansion, The Pucusana Project can sponsor hundreds of children living in the barrios to have a quality education, which in turn will give these children a fighting chance to attend college and have financially stable careers.
This facility will also be the home for all our projects and outreach, future church, worship conference and all classes for the adults living in the area. We are currently raising funds for the property purchase and facility construction with the goal of reaching $300,000.