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Volunteer Peru also sponsors Bruce ArgentinaVolunteer Peru also sponsors Bruce ChileVolunteer PEru also sponsors Bruce BoliviaVolunteer PEru works sponsors all the projects of Bruce PEruVolunteer Peru also sponsors Bruce EcuadorVolunteer Peru also sponsors Bruce BrazilPeru also sponsors Bruce VenezuelaVolunteer Peru also sponsors Bruce ColombiaVolunteer Peru also at Bruce Panama

In April 2001 our founder arrived in Trujillo, Peru to put into practice certain theories he had been working on designed to solve the growing problem of school age children not receiving education. Throughout Latin America between a fifth and a quarter of all children are not in school.- most but not all of them are qualified Street Children.
He did not come unprepared. His first project for at risk children was in 1960, and he started his first NGO in 1976.
In Trujillo he went right to work proving and disproving one theorem after another. Sponsor 15 mothers clubs if every mother agreed to let him get their children into school. Open a chain of free soup kitchens for children who agreed to let him put them into school. Use theatre, music and dance to captivate street children and register them into school. Funding came from his own means and those of his family.
Soon he was joined by others - teachers, social workers, psychologists, service personnel and lots of university students; some were paid staff, most were volunteers.
For three years he and his team struggled against ignorance, poverty, indifference, corruption, mediocre results and what seemed to be a conspiracy to cover up the true number of children being denied their right to an education: (the Government said 96% of children in Peru attend school, UNICEF quoted this figure) - but we produced evidence showing that only 76% of the nations children were actually in school. Since the magnitude of the problem is thus concealed, no otherinstitution or ngo is dedicated to helping these children..
During this period lots of extremely poor children did get fed, clothed, medicated and educated; by us: but never enough fast enough to be considered "The Solution" ..
Then in early 2004 we began to implement what later developed into our current, effective solution to locating, recruiting and educating street children. Since then we have implemented this solution throughout Peru, and since 2006 have been introducing it into other Latin American countries.

Here are a few
of the Projects undertaken by
Bruce Organisation
Street Kids Ensemble - "Todo Pos Los Niņos"
Pregnant, Raped, Abandoned Teens
Campaign to get GOVERNMENTS to adopt Bruce method of getting strreet kids educated
Working poor women - doing very well thank youMothers Corps - Community Leaders in Poor Communities.FREE Legal Aid for the Poor, International
Volunteer Huanchaco Street Kids
Sustainable energy for poor communities

Sasving and steralising abandonerd animals
In Peru (& all Latin America), for the many school age children not attending, we have developed a very successful means of educating them up to the standard of children their age who are in school. We prepare them to pass the entrance for the grades they belong in. We help pay their registration fees, uniforms, class materials. Then we support them
in school for two years: until they are well launched on their way education.
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The challenge: 26% of Peru´s & 20+% of all LA, the poorest, remain uneducated]
UN - WHO
Bruce Org. at the UN
Thanks to Nancy Global health authorities now know we are combining health care with teaching to effectively help many street kids.
Palmer RN (on behalf of Schoolcraft College)
Presenting the medical programme of Bruce Peru to the WHO (United Natiobns - World Health Organisation)
The Ministry of Education have invited us to install our informal schools for at-risk children, which the Ministry of Education has until now been unable to reach, within sellected primary and secondary schools. We agreed to operate a pilot for two years, and thereafter have worked: in several public and private schools in Peru..
Bruce  opens to help the poor children if Chiclayo
The venue was the July 2008 WHO nursing conference held in Israel and attended by health care officials from 33 countries.. Nancy and her husband, Tom Palmer, MD, have conducted annual clinics for our children and parents beginning in 2005.
Medical clinics set up at Bruce Peru centers in Cities where we educate street kids.....Volunteering at Bruce Organisation - what it is really like.....At WHO conference Bruce Peru health care for  at-risk children recognised.
Community Gardens in the Desert

SITE SEARCH
Community Health
Street Kids 2010 - Time to re-exmine our approach to helping street children and the families they come from..
Recent News - The Ministry of Education, Peru, has announced that each child being taught in one of Bruce Organisation´s informal schools, who has successfully completed one year as a Bruce Org student, will be awarded the same certificate as all students in the Peruvian Education System: for having completed one year of school. [For now this applies only to the Department of La Libertad]. Of course we are absolutely delighted, grateful for the recognition and thrilled for the children. When this privilege is extended to all Provences, and the Government adopts our programme as its own solution for out-of-school children: then we can all become friends
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Where are they now? .
Since opening our programme to educate street children in Latin America [2000 - Panama, 2001 - Peru etc.] we have gotten 3,006 children into schools.. Currently over two thousand street kids are in our Latin America programmes. We found each child, started him in one of our little shanty schools, caught him up with children who had been in school all along. Finally we enroll them in state school & sponsor them for two years.
But what becomes of them when we finally let go?
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Seventy per cent stay in school
Here is a photo. account of one group of our kids taken over 2 years
have been 162 such groups

First day with us: 15 Feb. 2005

Last day with us: 23 May. 2007
Dilema Faces Latin American Schools,
Out-of-school kids and challenges to any who help.

GARBAGE PATCH KIDS
 Bruce Peru Land Fill Centre in Trujillo Regional dump - where .hundreds of children and mums live on roting garbage, breathing toxic fumes.
Amnesty Internationsl
UNICEF
Save The Children
Bruce Organisation
OXFAM
World Wildlife Fund
LINkS
All Children have the Right to Education - Which provokes the Mission of Volujnteer Bruce Peru
THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION
We have been getting enough street kids into school via our carefully worked out method that by early 2006 we started petitioning the Govt. to incorporate this into their methodology..
Paying homage to some recent volunteers at Bruce Great volunteers recognised We will soon include the dozens of you who have contributed so much recently.
Our raison d'ętre is to get street children educated, & to
eradicate poverty in urban slums.
In Peru, for example, many school age children are not in school. We have developed a way to recruit these children, educate them to make up for all the years they have missed. Prepare them to pass the entrance examinations for the grades they belong in. We help pay their registration fees, uniforms, class materials. Then we support them in school for two years: until they are well launched as young people becoming educated. It works... [+ mums earn financial indepencence]
Govt. Convention Recognises Bruce Organisation Success
ibid/ recognising Bruce Peru´s, success at informal education, the Peruvian Government have agreed to pay selected teachers.
Bruce Org. Signs Contract with Peru Government for Street Kid's Education
Volunteer Bruce Organisation -
Where you get to write your volunteer job description
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(So long as you volunteer job helps educate street children or eradicate poverty - within our proven systems & programmes.)
Below are NGOs, Charities and projects directed by Bruce Org volunteers (A few are now independent). Note: Most were conceived, started & funded by Bruce, inaugurated by professionals, then turned over to volunteers to run. [Very few abused this opportunity]
For years Bruce Organisation in Peru helped and were helped by good friends
More Bruce Starts
 
The founder.of Volunteer Bruce Org served as Director or advisor to several
Social Issues Radio in Northern Peru - Started by Bruce Peru
 

David and Vickie, founders Hogar De Esperanza, orphanage and El Rancho, refuge for street children on drugs.
Hope Shelter and El Rancho (of which Bruce PEru´s founder was a director) do loving work for abandoned and at-risk children in Trujillo
  Cesar and Marleni (founders of Emaus Trujillo) at Bruce Peru in 2001; the continuation of a 30 year union between Bruce and Emmaus
Emaus Trujillo & Bruce Peru
Bruce Peru & AloeVera Peru
Bruce Peru teaching trades to poor women and their children
 
Blanca at Bruce Peru, she replaced Andres, who started Mundo de Niños in Trujillo the same month as Bruce Peru.
Mundo de Ninos, Started in Peru the same month as Bruce Peru, many children in Mundo de Ninos over the years originated in the projects of Bruce Peru
Trying to reprioritise the global  agenda.
  Hm.Lila, Director of one of several ´Fe y Alegria´schools where our little childrens educatiopnal centres function wherever they can fit us in.
Bruce Peru and Fe y Alegria are working together in various parts of Peru, great friends.
Micro Enterprizes: Fish FarmBruce Peru Fish Farm Micro Enterprise.
  Manos de Pas is a movable shelter for battered women and their children, Bruce Peru has sponsored moves & Manos, protected our moms and kids..
Bruce Peru Volunteers sometimes serve the poorest children of Cajamarca, especially in education.
  Circlo Solidario provides Bruce Peru with the use of one of its sturdy buildings whenever we enter one of their barrios..
Bruce PEru and Circulo Solidario colabourate in two projects in Peru.
Bruce Peru educating street kids throughout Chiclayo.
 
Santo Tomaso has provided good teachers and practitioners to our schools, and Bruce Peru has helped sponsor a small part of their work.
San Tomas has supplied teachers to Brucve PEru and we haver helped sponsor some of their work.
Bruce Peru sponsors the "Travelers Help Centre" in Trujillo
  Rotary Club has sponsored Bruce Peru centres and Children Rotary Club has sponsored some projects and not a few children of Bruce Peru.
Rotary has sponsored Bruce Peru children
Bus Peru, a project of Bruce Peru
 
Red Cross of Trujilolo are partnering with Bruce Org to bring permanent t community health to the barrios.
Red Cross is associated with Bruce Peru to provide community health in the barrios of Trujillo.
Bruce Peru educates streeet kids in Chimbote & cooperatres with universities.
  With Lions Club founder in Trujiooo, our friend and Partner Lions Clubs have been associated with Bruce Org since our arrival, here we are with the founder of Lions Clubs Trujillo.
Lions Clubs of Peru have helped Bruce Peru lots and vice versa
Orphanage BELEN has received medical , dental and volunteer attention from Bruce Peru
 
Bruce Peru employed staff from UPAO university and
Most of Bruce Org´s early staff and volunteers came from UPAO, as did two Administrators of Bruce Peru.
UPAO has provided Bruce Peru many good Peruvian Universitary Volunteers to.
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Peru´s Volunteer Fire Departments - maybe the best National charity. Bruce Org gives LAN, they save our kids..
Fire Fighters - VOLUNTEERS - of Peru
Bruce Peru in one of the most active street kids educational charities in Lima
 
UCV propvides most of the interns in Bruce Org´s poverty eradication projects, and all of our Psychologists.
UCV has provided ONG Arriba Ya with  most of our Peruviasn Volunteer staff.
Bruce Peru is helping the poorest children in Cusco to get educated, fed and clotrhed
 
New Hope International is doing good work in Trujillo, some projects in colaboration with Bruce Organisation.
New Hope and Bruce Peru are cooperating on a number of projectsd
Bruce Panama teaching indigenous children while protecting their cultural identity
 
The police of Peru participate with Bruce Organisation involving at-risk teens. Their band plays at our anniversary.
Having a Brigadier in the Police as a long term volunteer helps cut through red tape when it comes to helping street Kids.
Bruce Ecuador is educating the poorest children ion Quito
 
The Nastional University of Peru, Trujillo have provided all our social workers and many treachers. Hosted our Economic & Nutrition Forums.
National_University_of_Peru_in_Trujillo_Participates_with_Bruce_Peru
Bruce_Peru is funded in part by Artists Outler (Bruce´s Paintings) while also promoting Peruvian Artists
  Bruce Org and San Lucas have partnered in Alta Trujillo over several years. They are among our best friends in this work.
Not to be cought fiddling while Rome burns, we recognise that the people we help will not survive to reap`the rewards of education if we ignore ecology.
 
CampoSol and Bruce Org collaborated to provide more than 10 tonnes of nutritious food to our children and mothers.
  KinderZon, the Dutch charity have been wonderful partners with Bruce Organisation in our projects for street children in Lima, Quito and Panama City.
KindesZon, Good partner of Bruce Peru in Panama, Ecuador and Lima, Peru
Street Kids Page
We salute our Volunteers who keep returning
Each new  Bruce  School is anopportunity for up to 50 children to get an education (While many others still work with us in their home countries) When we started our volunteer program we didn't dream so many kind talented people would take up the challenge of aiding 's poorest children as their own personal project. Thank you all.
Quiet Irishman sponsors and names a school after his Alma Mater back home.
Gavin Molloy, with help from some generous friends has patroned "Scoil losa"school in the barrio La Esperansa
Gavin Moloy sponsors new school for Bruce  children
So far 24 children are attending.
Volunteer life at Bruce 's Volunteer Life at Bruce - Photos of volunteers who have served or are serving at the various centres of Bruce. Also photos of some of our children in class, & at play.
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Our artistic volunteers in Lima find new ways to annimate our students Orohan girls in Chiclayo helped by Bruce  volunteers
Puppet show in Lima
Bruce San Sebastian Vs Bruce Santiago in basketball Sports day in Bruce  Huaraz
Bruce  children studying to be ready to enter school
January through March (summer holiday down here) we prepare 5 and 6 year old children - those who are so poor, abandoned or abused they would not be able to go to school if we don' find and help them..We give each centre a target of how many children we expect them to get into school. For March 2006 the target will be 550 - 700 children.
Our "DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR STREET CHILDREN" icampaign s catching  on.
Our campaign: "DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR STREET CHILDREN!" is still working in centres where lots of international tourists are encountering 's child laborers on a daily basis.The object of the campaign is to recruit volunteers from the tourist population who visit each year,

It takes 2 Years !. When we find a child, convince the mother to let us get him or her educated, take them into our little school, give them their first lessons; finally get them up to the level of education for their age, and matriculate them into a state school (paying for uniforms and all expenses): our work for that child is only just begun (2 years)
NEW Bruce Organisation Centre in Cajamarca 05.10.2005

Above are club meetings 7 June 2006We continue to work with each child, and will do so for the next two years. Visiting every month for a "Club Meeting" , at which we monitor their progress, give prizes, work with their techers, our Social Workers see how things are going at school, at home: and we pay for wehatever their parents cannon or will not. We do this for two years.
HIV / AIDS pandemic thrives in Latin America
Sherrill brings AIDS help to poor children
Sherrill Musty, the publisher of the book "WHAT'S A VIRUS ANYWAY
The UN has declared that the number infected with HIV/AIDS in Latin America is greater than that of Europe and the USA combined. If you live in one of these countries you would not know this - it is not reported in the media, talked about in the chambers of Government. They are in denial. But we know it is there, children and families in the communities we help are suffering: and there is little help available.
Street Kids For over three decades Latin America has endured the unenviable distinction of having more street children per capita than any place on earth. What is less known is that for every child who sleeps in the street there are 300 more in practically the same condition who live on the street by day but at night sleep under a plastic sheet or in a woven read or adobe hovel with their siblings. Both are classed as "Street Children", the distinction being 'IN' the street, as opposed to 'ON' the street [those 'IN' are more likely to be addicted to drugs]. When we first arrived in Peru we worked with both types of Street Children, but for the past three years we have concentrated our efforts and resources in helping the much larger but less known population of Street Children who live On the street; those abandoned in their own homes. During this time we have managed to open hub centres in 8 cities, with 24 satellite children's centres located in the poorest barrios: where we educate, feed, medicate and care for them Won't you join us!.
Bruce  opens to help the poor children if Chiclayo The Ministry of Education have invited us to install our little schools for very poor children within sellected primary and secondary schools. We have agreed to operate a pilot in one school, and if the relationship works: will consider others.
Street children need  help...... Street kids,
..........They come to us
..........as they are;
we make of them
..........what they let us
they crave love, need directionready for school......