VOLUNTARIADO PERU - BRUCE PERU: Educacion para los niños de la calle.



In Latin America, for the many school age children not attending, we have developed a very successful means of educating them up to the standard of children their age who are in school. We prepare them to pass the entrance for the grades they belong in. We help pay their registration fees, uniforms, class materials. Then we support them
in school for two years: until they are well launched on their way education.
The challenge: 26% of all Children, the poorest, remain uneducated]
Bruce Organisation at UN
Thanks to Nancy Global health authorities now know we are combining health care with teaching to effectively help many street kids.
Palmer RN (on behalf of Schoolcraft College)
Presenting the medical programme of Bruce Peru to the WHO (United Natiobns - World Health Organisation)
All Children have the Right to Education - Which provokes the Mission of Volujnteer Bruce Peru We have been getting enough street kids into school via our carefully worked out method that by early 2006 we started petitioning the Govt. to incorporate this into their methodology..
The venue was the July 2008 WHO nursing conference held in Israel and attended by health care officials from 33 countries.. Nancy and her husband, Tom Palmer, MD, have conducted annual clinics for our children and parents beginning in 2005.
Medical clinics set up at Bruce Peru centers in Cities where we educate street kids.....Volunteering at Bruce Organisation - what it is really like.....At WHO conference Bruce Peru health care for  at-risk children recognised.
Street Kids 2009 - Time to re-examine our approach to helping street children and the families they come from.
Volunteer Peru also at Bruce PanamaVolunteer Peru also sponsors Bruce ColombiaPeru also sponsors Bruce VenezuelaVolunteer Peru also sponsors Bruce BrazilVolunteer Peru also sponsors Bruce EcuadorVolunteer PEru works sponsors all the projects of Bruce PEruVolunteer PEru also sponsors Bruce BoliviaVolunteer Peru also sponsors Bruce ChileVolunteer Peru also sponsors Bruce Argentina

In April 2001 the founder of Bruce Organisation arrived to put into practice certain theories he had been working on designed to solve the growing problem of school age children not receiving education. Throughout Latin America between a fifth and a quarter of all children are not in school.- most but not all of them are qualified Street Children.
He did not come unprepared. His first project for at risk children was in 1960, and he started his first NGO in 1976.
In Trujillo he went right to work proving and disproving one theorem after another. Sponsor 15 mothers clubs if every mother agreed to let him get their children into school. Open a chain of free soup kitchens for children who agreed to let him put them into school. Use theatre, music and dance to captivate street children and register them into school. Funding came from his own means and those of his family.
Soon he was joined by others - teachers, social workers, psychologists, service personnel and lots of university students; some were paid staff, most were volunteers.
For three years he and his team struggled against ignorance, poverty, indifference, corruption, mediocre results and what seemed to be a conspiracy to cover up the true number of children being denied their right to an education: (the Government said 96% of children in Peru attend school, UNICEF quoted this figure) - but we produced evidence showing that only 76% of the nations children were actually in school. Since the magnitude of the problem is thus concealed, no otherinstitution or ngo is dedicated to helping these children..
During this period lots of extremely poor children did get fed, clothed, medicated and educated; by us: but never enough fast enough to be considered "The Solution" ..
Then in early 2004 we began to implement what later developed into our current, effective solution to locating, recruiting and educating street children. Since then we have implemented this solution throughout Peru, and since 2006 have been introducing it into other Latin American countries.

Here are a few
of the Projects undertaken by
Bruce Volunteers
Campaign to get GOVERNMENTS to adopt Bruce method of getting strreet kids educated
Working poor women - doing very well thank youMothers Corps - Community Leaders in Poor Communities.FREE Legal Aid for the Poor, International

Pregnant, Raped, Abandoned Teens
..Orphanage at Bruce Peru, Trujillo..Ballet Academy born at Bruce Peru
.Bruce Peru & AloeVera Peru

Where are they now? .
Since opening our programme to educate street children in Latin America [2000 - Panama, 2001 - Peru etc.] we have gotten 3,006 children into schools.. Currently over two thousand street kids are in our Latin America programmes. We found each child, started him in one of our little shanty schools, caught him up with children who had been in school all along. Finally we enroll them in state school & sponsor them for two years.
But what becomes of them when we finally
let go?
Eighty per cent stay in school
Here is a photo. account of one group of our kids taken over 2 years
have been 162 such groups

First day with us: 15 Feb. 2005

Last day with us: 23 May. 2007
Dilema Faces Peru's Schools, Out-of-school kids and challenges to any who help.

 Bruce Peru Land Fill Centre in Trujillo Regional dump - where .hundreds of children and mums live on roting garbage, breathing toxic fumes.
Quiet Irishman sponsors and names a school after his Alma Mater back home.
Gavin Molloy, with help from some generous friends has patroned "Scoil losa"school in the barrio La Esperansa
Gavin Moloy sponsors new school for Bruce  children
So far 24 children are attending.
Volunteer life at Bruce 's Volunteer Life at Bruce - Photos of volunteers who have served or are serving at the various centres of Bruce. Also photos of some of our children in class, & at play.
Our artistic volunteers in Lima find new ways to annimate our students Orohan girls in Chiclayo helped by Bruce  volunteers
Puppet show in Lima
Bruce San Sebastian Vs Bruce Santiago in basketball Sports day in Bruce  Huaraz
Bruce  children studying to be ready to enter school
January through March (summer holiday down here) we prepare 5 and 6 year old children - those who are so poor, abandoned or abused they would not be able to go to school if we don' find and help them..We give each centre a target of how many children we expect them to get into school. For March 2006 the target will be 550 - 700 children.
Our "DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR STREET CHILDREN" icampaign s catching  on.
Our campaign: "DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR STREET CHILDREN!" is still working in centres where lots of international tourists are encountering 's child laborers on a daily basis.The object of the campaign is to recruit volunteers from the tourist population who visit each year,

It takes 2 Years !. When we find a child, convince the mother to let us get him or her educated, take them into our little school, give them their first lessons; finally get them up to the level of education for their age, and matriculate them into a state school (paying for uniforms and all expenses): our work for that child is only just begun (2 years)
NEW Bruce Organisation Centre in Cajamarca 05.10.2005

Above are club meetings 7 June 2006We continue to work with each child, and will do so for the next two years. Visiting every month for a "Club Meeting" , at which we monitor their progress, give prizes, work with their techers, our Social Workers see how things are going at school, at home: and we pay for wehatever their parents cannon or will not. We do this for two years.
HIV / AIDS pandemic thrives in Latin America
Sherrill brings AIDS help to poor children
Sherrill Musty, the publisher of the book "WHAT'S A VIRUS ANYWAY
The UN has declared that the number infected with HIV/AIDS in Latin America is greater than that of Europe and the USA combined. If you live in one of these countries you would not know this - it is not reported in the media, talked about in the chambers of Government. They are in denial. But we know it is there, children and families in the communities we help are suffering: and there is little help available.
Street Kids For over three decades Latin America has endured the unenviable distinction of having more street children per capita than any place on earth. What is less known is that for every child who sleeps in the street there are 300 more in practically the same condition who live on the street by day but at night sleep under a plastic sheet or in a woven read or adobe hovel with their siblings. Both are classed as "Street Children", the distinction being 'IN' the street, as opposed to 'ON' the street [those 'IN' are more likely to be addicted to drugs]. When we first arrived in Peru we worked with both types of Street Children, but for the past three years we have concentrated our efforts and resources in helping the much larger but less known population of Street Children who live On the street; those abandoned in their own homes. During this time we have managed to open hub centres in 8 cities, with 24 satellite children's centres located in the poorest barrios: where we educate, feed, medicate and care for them Won't you join us!.
Street children need  help...... Street kids,
..........They come to us
..........as they are;
we make of them
..........what they let us
they crave love, need directionready for school......