COLEGIO KAIROS is an education and community development initiative of Help One Now – provides quality education to more than 450 children in Iquitos, Perú.
It is also a community hub, investing in future generations through education and development.
Population: 31.4 million (10.2 million under age of 18)
Area: 496,200 sq mi
Year of Independence: 1821
PEOPLE IN PERU
- 89.6% adult literacy rate
- 97% youth literacy rate
- 75 year life expectancy
- 76,000 people living with AIDS
- 85.3% of population using improved drinking water sources in rural areas
POVERTY IN PERU
Pop. Living In Poverty: 4.9%
Orphan Pop.: Estimates vary widely from 50,000 to over 500,000
HIGH RISKS IN PERU
- Peruvian women and girls, and to a lesser extent boys, are exploited in sex trafficking in Peru’s urban areas and mining centers, often recruited through deceptive employment offers. Child sex tourism is present in areas such as Cuzco, Lima, and the Peruvian Amazon.
- 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report, Peru
Nearly 20 years ago the Malpartida family launched Kairos Ministries, which now consists of a church and two schools. Since that time, they have been tirelessly building bridges in their community by providing quality education and care for vulnerable children, and counseling and support for struggling families. Many of the children who attend Kairos schools live in Belén.
These children and their families are receiving education—often the first step toward breaking cycles of poverty—and support that would otherwise be out of reach. The two campuses of Colégio Kairos serve nearly 500 students in grades K-12, and they even offer advanced classes such as Accounting, Trigonometry, Chemistry and more. The school is proud to serve “problem kids” with nowhere else to go. And many alumni of Kairos are now bringing their children to the school.
SPONSOR A CHILD IN COLEGIO KAIROS TODAY
We sponsor vulnerable children 2 times to ensure their life-changing, education, food, and medical needs are consistently met, and to support their local leaders and allow them to improve the living situations for all of the children in their care.
THE LOCAL LEADER
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