WHO WE ARE
SKIP is a non-profit organization that aims to help economically disadvantaged children get the education they deserve. Working in the impoverished districts of El Porvenir and Alto Trujillo - on the north coast of Peru - SKIP promotes quality education to empower kids and their families to be the principal agents of sustainable change in their own lives.
Since 2003, SKIP has been collaborating with families through holistic programs on education, economic advancement and emotional and social development. To achieve every goal set for those programs, SKIP relies on its Peruvian and international network of volunteers, who specialized in different areas to offer each family customized support.
WHAT WE DO
We work towards a Peru where every child is able to realize their full potential, through quality education, economically stable families and healthy home environments. In SKIP we strongly believe in working with the entire family, that is why we focus on the core of it with emphasis on how every person is shaped. In partnership with parents, carers and kids, we take a holistic approach, sharing the necessary tools for them to improve their way of living.
HOW WE DO IT
Through our Education Programs, we aim to foster individual and collective growth for SKIP students and their parents. This include classes in basics such as Math and Literacy as well as help with homework. English lessons and basic library services are offered every week. Additionally, the parents/carers can become teaching assistants at SKIP helping in our classes and their kids at home.
With our set of Programs for Family Welfare, we focused on personal care and development. Starting with Social Work to help families improve their current situation, and offering a range of services to support the progress in the home environment with initiatives on health, psychology and economic development.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
For each program run by the organization, there is a need to get more people involved, because of that you will find a range of opportunities and positions. At SKIP, we ensure the appropriate training and let you experience the Peruvian culture living side by side with the families we work with.
We are always looking for new people to help us out.
To support our holistic programs we are in need of different kinds of resources, you can help us in the way that better fits you.
Whether it is through a direct monetary donation, by participating with our partners or by sharing goods we might need through the year, you will be able to help us achieve our aims of tackling persistent poverty and promoting equal education. Everything is welcome!