Ground-breaking!

Hey again! It’s Mene, volunteer for the Sacred Valley Project! So far, I’ve been really happy to be Joe’s assistant as this entails managing volunteer groups from all around the world and helping with the construction process on a daily basis. This past week has been INCREDIBLY busy! Basically, it marked...

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Teachers’ Strike & Winter Vacations

The Young Women of the Dorm Talk About the Recent Teacher Strikes in Ollantaytambo During July and August, teacher strikes and a regularly scheduled winter break caused the girls of the Sacred Valley Project to miss several weeks of school. While the schools were closed, the young women either remained at...

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Hear From Our Volunteers!

As a budding non-profit organization, our volunteers play an integral part in our growth and development. In the past, our dedicated volunteers have led extracurricular classes, helped with math and English tutorials, implemented a computer lab, written grants, held fundraisers and spread the word. We are thrilled to have collaborated...

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Behind the Scenes: Part III

Meet Gabriela Scarafioca, our 2012 Program Director! Gabriela, our brilliant Program Director, soaking up the sun at Machu Picchu Gabriela was born in Piamonte, a small village in Argentina. When she turned 17, she moved to the more populous city of Rosario to attend and eventually graduate from the Universidad Nacional...

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Behind the Scenes: Part II

Elena Terán, Program Director Elena, helping Maria-Elena with her homework   Meet Elena Terán, Program Director extraordinaire. Elena joined the SVP team in March of 2011, and though she has been with us a mere seven months, she has achieved great feats for our educational programs. Prior to moving down to the wee town...

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Behind the Scenes: Part I

Maria Pareja Delgado, Dormitory Supervisor Since you’ve had a chance to meet the young women who have been studying so diligently at the dorm, I thought it might be an opportune moment for us to start introducing the varied individuals that comprise the backbone of the project. So, today I present...

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Meet the Girls

Having finally managed to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together, we bring to you photos and mini bios of the newest additions to the dormitory! Just as we did in our first year, the girls wrote their own biographies (though somewhat hesitantly), and we translated them as best...

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Blogging from Lima

We’ve been seriously lagging behind in our blogging responsibilities. And for that, I (we) apologize. This lag is in no way owing to a dearth of happenings, stories and advancements. In fact, the relationship has been an inverse one: the busier we are at the dormitory, the less productive we...

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Year Two: Inaugurated

On Sunday, 20th of March, the Sacred Valley Project celebrated the start of its’ second operational year and inauguration of the new dormitory building. This 2011 school year, with twelve students and twelve families, management will surely be a tricky issue. However, the families and students alike have impressed us...

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