Quality education for indigenous children in Peru

Developing a relevant intercultural bilingual education that takes its point of departure in their life circumstances.

The project aims to improve the learning outcomes of marginalised Quechua-speaking children in rural indigenous areas of Huamanga and Cangallo provinces in Ayacucho region in central Peru, by developing a relevant intercultural bilingual education that takes its point of departure in their life circumstances.

Project activities include the training of local teachers to implement participatory methodology and materials that are based on the local language, culture and context. Furthermore, the project will establish classroom libraries to support the development of a culture of reading. Finally, parents and local cultural leaders will be actively involved in the life of the school to ensure that it becomes a central community institution.

The integration of teachers in self-supporting school networks for professional development will ensure that the project trains not only individual teachers but also entire institutions that continue their work despite changes in personnel.