Sol & Luna Intercultural School

Our Children

The Association serves nearly 200 children from different backgrounds without distinction. The goal is to include everyone, but we give priority to those with the most need.

We offer the same opportunity to all our students and teach them together. Our scholarships, given according to each family’s need, allow children of all backgrounds to receive the same education. As of 2016, 35% receive full scholarship, 58% partial scholarship, and 7% pay full tuition.

A large number of our students live in conditions of emotional instability, in dysfunctional homes where they are exposed to physical and psychological abuse. For this reason, they require and receive affection, psychological support, healthcare, and personalized tracking of their development. We also offer them other services according to their family context.

At the school, we have students from 21 communities: Urubamba, Huchuy Qosqo, Calca, Ccotohuincho, Palccaraqui, Rumichaca, Chinchero, Amantoy, Yucay, Paucarbamba, Yanahuara, Ollantaytambo, Cachicata, Socma, Anapahua, Pomatales, Pillcobamba, Huilloc, Chillca, Rayan, and Huarocondo. The group homes of Semillas de Jesús, Mosoq Runa, Arco Iris, and Sacred Valley Project house a large group of our students. These children either have lost their parents, live in an unstable home environment, or come from remote communities.

Meet Our Children

We are Sandra, Saraí, Rodrigo, and Alexander

  • Our father passed away.
  • We live in the Semillas de Jesús
  • group home during the week.

We are Luis Mario, John Fernando,
and Frank Antony

  • We are five siblings living on our family’s land in the community of Amantoy.
  • We are the three eldest brothers and
  • we stay at the Semillas de Jesús
  • group home during the week.

My name is Gian Marco

I’m 8 years old.
  • I live with my mom, my sister, my grandma, my great-grandma, and my aunt and her two children.
  • I suffer from severe autism.
  • I write and paint very well.
  • I want to communicate more and learn to get along better with others.
  • I like hands-on activities.

My name is Tomas

I’m 14 years old.
  • I live in Yanahuara with my mom and my four siblings.
  • I suffer from psychological trauma and the long-term effects of a severe burn on my leg.
  • I understand and pick things up easily.
  • In October 2015, I joined a class for the first time with kids my own age.

My name is Fiorela

I’m 4 years old.
  • I live in Cachicata with my parents and my three siblings.
  • I have trouble with coordination and spatial orientation.
  • I can walk and play by myself.
  • I started pre-school for the first time in October 2015.
  • I like to play.

My name is José Alfredo

I’m 23 years old.
  • I live in Ollantaytambo with my three siblings and my mother, who is ill.
  • I suffer from cerebral palsy and burns on both legs.
  • I can understand others well and I can communicate through signs and facial movements.
  • I like to get my photo taken.

My name is Sayuri

I’m 13 years old.
  • I live in Ollantaytambo with my parents and my two siblings.
  • I suffer from cerebral palsy and ataxia.
  • My walking improves every day, and I’m learning to read.
  • I want to be able to walk on my own and to feel more sure of myself.
  • I like looking after my dog.

My name is Marina

I’m 10 years old.
  • I live in Yanahuara with my parents and my two siblings.
  • I suffer from Sturge-Weber Syndrome and glaucoma, and I am on the autism spectrum.
  • I can only eat with a spoon. I am beginning to make sounds and to walk with assistance.
  • I want to walk properly and to be able to communicate.
  • I am very affectionate and I like being in the garden.

My name is Nayda

I’m 5 years old.
  • I’m Marina’s little sister.
  • I started pre-school for the first time in 2015.
  • I like to play doctor, cook in the play kitchen, and put together puzzles.
  • I’m affectionate and independent.