It functions since the year 2000 at the Cancer Institute (INEN), and since February 2009 at the Children Hospital of Lima (INSN) .
In December 2010 we ended our work in Posadita del Buen Pastor ( an HIV children shelter). When we started our work in Posadita in 2003 the children had had no schooling . After almost 8 years we considered they were prepared to attend regular schools. This has been our main goal in this specific location.
Aprendo Contigo was at the Hogar Clinica San Juan de Dios from January 2006 until January 2013 providing education and entertainment to children with neurological and orthopedic problems. Our withdrawal came about after the clinic managers decided not to renew our contract for administrative reasons.
Aprendo Contigo is a program that provides children that are severely impacted by life-threatening illness, to continue with as much normalcy as possible, attending classes and developing physically, emotionally and intelectually, by providing that element of stability be it while confined to a hospital bed or as a walk-in patient undergoing treatment.
Our fundamental objective, which is accomplished via study and play, is to create an environment of normalcy for the patient during hospitalization or treatment. Children rise every morning knowing they will attend school, that they will be required to maintain their grades and more importantly, that they will continue with a sense of normalcy by routinely interacting with classmates, educational assistants and qualified teachers who oversee the program. They continue to have access to appropriate lesson plans, learning materials as well as continued creative development through various handcrafts, workshops and hobbies. From an emotional aspect we strive to not make their illness the center of their lives. Thanks to the value placed on our work we count with official recognition by Ministerial Resolution N° 1031-2003 which facilitates the re-assimilation of the patient into their pre-illness environment.
Aprendo Contigo is an entity authorized to accept donations via decree N° 493-2010EF/15 issued by the Ministry of Economics, and renewed on September 30, 2010.
Aprendo Contigo is a registered organization in the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation (APCI) via Directoral decree No. 483-2012/APCI-DOC on August 9, 2012 and is an Educational Not-for-Profit Agency authorized to accept International Contributions (IPREDA).
Aprendo Contigo is a member of the National Charter of Volunteers of Peru (CENAVOL).