Escuela Activa

Child Play International assists the “Escuela Activa” in Huaycan, a town which has become a distant suburb of Lima. This school, run by an energetic and cheerful educator named Liz Arias, offers a good and inexpensive alternative to the overcrowded state school system – into which not all children can fit.

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Child Play International member Miek brought letters from a school in Canada, and the older students of the Escuela Activa wrote replies.

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At the Escuela Activa they make use of anything at hand for projects.

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The Escuela Activa has a mascot cat.

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Outside the Escuela Activa. Children who do not have toys find fun other ways, if the atmosphere around them is good.

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Here is Liz Arias with some of the Escuela Activa students, out on a walk.

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We gave these children from the Escuela Activa a lift part way home in our motorcycle taxi.

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This is our member ng the kindergarten class of the Escuela Activa.

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Some of hese children were said in the state school system to be “hyperactive”, or else were deemed not to exist because they did not have the right documents. But they manage fine in the Escuela Activa.