HOP’s outreach in Peru began with the donation of school supplies and sewing machines to villages along our trekking routes, and grew to hosting an annual Chocolatada festival in Pashpa, a small village under the Cordillera Mountains. In 2017, we significantly expanded our efforts in Peru. In partnership with Goal Zero, Dell Computers and others, we have constructed a solar powered computer center in Pashpa which is the last town before the Ishinca valley trail head, the location of one of World Wide Trekking’s most popular alpine climbing areas.
The 1500 residents of Pashpa Village and surrounding villages
Education and connection to the modern world
With laptops and cameras, the teachers will be able to expand their curriculum to include modern day computer skills
As of now, the teachers and children of Pashpa are using their new computer lab. Classes that teach basic computer skills such as typing, transferring photos, and electronic organization are taking place daily.
HOP hopes to start empowering villages throughout Peru to communicate to the rest of the world by providing an internet connection. It is our hope that with the right tools and education, people in these villages can better equip themselves for the modern world, and improve their community’s health, economy, and future.