THE FOUNDATION NIÑOS DEL ARCO IRIS
After an intense period of building Helena founded Niños del Arco Iris, which provides education and health care for disadvantaged children, young people and their families. The Dutch foundation Kuychi is supporting the project financially in Peru.
Niños del Arco Iris has an elementary school for the poorest children where they enjoy quality education. The students get healthy food every day, so that they can leave behind their chronic malnutrition.
There is also a great deal of attention to hygiene and health care.
At the state-approved secondary vocational school ( CETPRO ) 90 students from 16 years old are studying daily Information technology and Hotel and catering, reception. All students take English lessons.
Students are trained in two years for a state recognized diploma. They do an internship at the hotel. They provide the meals and are used for housekeeping. In this way they experience in their training and the cost of the hotel are kept as low as possible.
The slogan for the hotel is:
While dreaming creating a better future
Medical and dental practice
In medical and dental practice all needy people from Urubamba and far beyond get the proper treatment There are also preventative health programs and an integrated healthprogram for family assistance named “Familia Saludable" for families.
The selected families can count on weekly social and medical prevention, education and assistance.