Our Story

Sol & Luna Association

Petit and Franz arrived in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in 1988, committed to supporting young people in their new community. Motivated by the children’s smiles, they decided to offer them the opportunity for a better life through education.

They began sharing their lives with the children, their families, and the community at large, thus reaffirming their commitment to the Sacred Valley.

They started by helping local schools—improving infrastructure and organizing sports and cultural activities. Following their beliefs in inclusion and equality, they founded the Sol y Luna Association. They opened the Sol y Luna Lodge to support their educational projects and to create jobs for the community. After 10 years of working with different schools and programs, Petit and Franz decided to open the Sol y Luna Intercultural School.

“Every child represents a new life, a different world, and a new family. We have to love and know them well in order to begin a journey together.”



We seek to foster holistic, community-based education, with a solid, progressive pedagogical base for children and social support for parents and families.


We want our young people to be active in their own development and to advocate for their inclusion in the work force.