What is our mission in the long run?
Peru is a country of big differences. The entire economy is growing, but at the same time the poverty and the inequality increase. In Peru the majority of the population lives in poverty. One out of five people in extreme poverty. A lot of infants, children and youth in Peru also still don't have access to proper education. Too often children and youth from deprived families and ethnic minorities are lost out of sight. This is what Añañau wants to change, in order that they also receive the same opportunities as others. That is our mission.
Because we believe in the power of good and inclusive education as a stepping stone to a better future, Añañau is primarily an educational project.
Through guidance during the homework and learning while playing, we stimulate the development of the children and we try to create new opportunities. We motivate children to develop their talents and offer help where they face difficulties. Through helping the children believe in their own possibilities and abilities we want to guide them to a better future and an independent life.
Therefore Añañau offers assistance on 3 areas:
"Education, Health and the overall Social-cultural Development."
Working together with the parents and the community is very important to us. Through workshops, a literacy program for mothers and other educational activities we attempt to extend their involvement and participation. We work around empowerment to enforce our mission.
Besides the projects with the children and families connected to Añañau, our mission also includes working together with other organisations in San Jeronimo and Cusco. Through training, material aid and by sending out volunteers, we attempt to help out hospitals, local schools and other social projects that involve children.
Añañau means 'Qué bonito!' in Spanish. With this name a foundation in Belgium was founded.
In Belgium Añañau is represented by the non-profit association Qué bonito! and supported by the North-South council of the city of Genk, the province of Limburg, by Leraars zonder Grenzen (Teachers without Borders) and the 4de pijler of the Flemish development cooperation.