Peru

Kaiser Permanente Volunteers in Villa Chatito, Peru

Day 1 The warm and kind people of Villa Chatito received the Courts for Kids group this morning with open hearts and arms. They enthusiastically marched us down the main drag, posters in hand – young children, adults, and grandparents alike. Proudly and with unconditional respect they invited our team to lift their flag and […]

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Open Trip to Caray, Peru

I came into this trip repeating to myself: it is what you make of it. With trips as unpredictable as these, it is inevitable that there will be bumps in the road. There will be unexpected challenges, and you will feel uncomfortable at times. And I knew this because not only was this my third […]

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Kaiser Permanente Volunteers in Peru

A group of Kaiser Permanente employees arrived in the village of Cerro Blanco, Peru on Saturday, August 16th, after more than eight hours in flights and a two-hour bus ride. Our group was met by Chris from Courts for Kids, and a few Peace Corps volunteers, led by Kristen Jackson. We stepped off the bus […]

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Jesuit Nola students to Peru

Torres Huaylla de Namora, Peru A team of 19 Courts for Kids volunteers from Jesuit High School in New Orleans traveled to the community of Torres Huaylla de Namora, a rural Andean community in northern Peru. The 19 young men won the trust of the host community by organizing soccer games, visiting community members’ homes, […]

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University of Oregon Student Athletes to Peru

Twenty U of O student athletes, four faculty and two Courts for Kids representatives participated in our 2nd annual partnership with the University, this time to a small community on the outskirts of Guadalupe, called Casa Blanca.  The community has limited development and no electricity, yet they mobilized and organized themselves to partner with us […]

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Rotaracters to Peru

On August 15, 2007 an earthquake measuring 8.0 struck the coast of Peru.  Pisco, a city four hours south of Lima by bus, suffered the most damage with about 85% of its buildings destroyed, and as many as 430 residents dead.  After the earthquake, residents of Pisco fled to outlying areas, one of which is […]

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Good Shepherd/ Jesuit HS in Peru

This July thirteen members of Church of the Good Shepherd in Vancouver, Washington, and thirteen Jesuit High School Students from Portland, Oregon, partnered together to build a court in Kuntur Wasi, Peru.  Our youngest member was 8 and our oldest was 70+, proving that age is only a number when it comes to a court […]

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Cedro, Peru 2011

The community of Cedro has been trying to build a sports court for several years to no avail.  They were motivated to act but needed a catalyst, which turned out to be the court. Once we committed to this project, it actually grew into something bigger than we could have anticipated.  The entire central area […]

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