Chalice has been serving children and seniors in Peru since 2004 in 3 sites in primarily urban communities. Our Peruvian sites are exceptional in their ability to support and learn from each other, constantly sharing best practices and creating cohesive programming.
Children in Peru are vulnerable to high drop-out rates in favour of finding work. In the communities where Chalice works, families struggle with unemployment because most jobs require post-secondary degrees, but university is prohibitively expensive. The communities face high rates of both criminal and domestic violence.
Through the support of sponsors and donors, Chalice and our local partners focus on:
- Education – Peru sees high rates of children dropping out of school to find work. Chalice places emphasis on after-school support programming to keep children in school.
- Nutrition – our partners ensure children have balanced, nutrient-rich diets by implementing school feeding programs through the support of the Chalice Nutrition Program.
- Livelihood - providing opportunities for parents to find work or begin their own income-generating projects.
*(1) - UNICEF - Child-Related SDG Progress Assessment for Peru - UNICEF DATA