Gotas de agua – Raucana (Lima, Peru)
90s, the “shining path" infiltrated the young and very poor, but also
revolutionary and quickly well-organized community. Today Raucana consists of 600 families and is divided into 15 so-called “manzanas", each of which provides a delegate.
In particular, we identified the following issues and deficiencies:
– Lack of quality care and education for children, especially from financially weak families
– Negative effects of domestic violence, frustration and / or alcohol consumption in children's environment on their development.
The high level of domestic and sexual violence resulting from the combination of poverty, frustration and alcoholism is destroying the self-esteem of many young women and men. They see little prospects for their future, but become parents at a relatively young age. Many of them have a low education and survive through odd jobs.
The circumstances for newborn children are absolutely insufficient. Their young parents are unable to guarantee normal development, i. E. to feed the child properly, to care for his health and to give him the parental love that every child needs.
The educational institution currently consists of a kindergarten, a psychological department and a nursery.