Special Needs in Peru

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Special Needs in Peru

Imagine you were born with special needs to a poor family in Lima, Peru, population over 8 million.  You live on a hill in a makeshift dwelling without running water or electricity.   Everyday your mother goes out to sell sweets on the street to buy food for the family, often there is not enough to […]

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July 2012 – Fergus Roche visits one of the 14 groups of disabled people, called the Frater, that Pal supports in Lima, Peru. Here he shares with us what life is like for a disabled person in Lima.

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‘Lima has a population of 8 million, the city extends for over 60 kilometres in both directions and up into low lying hills. It almost never rains so one seems to be always covered by layers of dust. If it did rain most poor people who inhabit the hills in makeshift dwellings would be washed […]

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PAL Project in Arequipa, Peru

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PAL runs a centre in Arequipa, Peru where poor families are given support. The emphasis is on helping the children reach their potential. A range of ‘after school’ activities such as music and arts and crafts are provided. This has resulted in children doing much better in school. New computers with access to broadband have […]

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