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Who we are:

SKIP – Supporting Kids In Poverty is a charity registered in the US, UK and Peru.
Where we work:

We currently work in several underprivileged areas on the outskirts of the city of Trujillo, located on the north coast of Peru.

Our Philosophy:

Our primary aim is to enable children to reach their full potential through education, stable families and healthy home environments.

We promote quality education and foster the capacity of children and families to be the principal agents of change in their own lives. We work in partnership with families through holistic programmes focusing on the educational, economic, emotional and social development of each child and parent.

The Need:

The communities in El Porvenir and Alto Trujillo where we work consist largely of migrant populations from the jungle and the mountains. These populations travel to the city fleeing terrorism or abuse, or in hope of better education and employment opportunities for their families. The reality, however, is that these communities are grossly underdeveloped and overpopulated, some 200,000 people, 70 percent of whom are under 25 years old.
Permanent work is extremely difficult to obtain; 72 percent of the labour force are self employed, meaning they have no fixed income, and 80 percent are without health insurance. For this reason, many families are living in poverty, vulnerable to exploitation from employers and receiving wages as low as £2 per day.


How SKIP is Helping:

We are seeking support for our newest venture, a second after-school programme which is being run in partnership with a local public school, Virgin Del Carmen. Using school facilities loaned to us for free, we have been able to start this project with for minimal cost and are targeting less developed areas further out into the desert than our own community centre.

We are working with 43 children and offer classes twice per week for 6 hours in total, including help with homework and reading practice. All children are assessed for behaviour or learning difficulties and those who are struggling receive follow up support from the SKIP psychologist.

As a conditional incentive to participate in the programme, SKIP supports the education costs for enrolled children as we recognise that these costs are challenging for families living in poverty. As such, we provide uniforms, shoes and school supplies. In addition, due to SKIP's partnerships with local schools where we provide free English classes, SKIP families do not need to pay enrollment fees.

Parents and carers also receive support via our social work programme where they attend bi weekly training sessions on anything from behaviour management techniques, to breast cancer awareness. We are not seeking financial support for this aspect of the programme here, the given budget is just for services directly related to the children.


We have the following objectives for project Impact:
• More than 50 % of the children improve (or maintain an A) their marks in mathematics and reading after participating for 2 years in SKIP
• More than 80% improve their marks (or maintain an A) in mathematics and reading after 4 years
• 95 % complete primary education
• Class offered for 3 hours, twice per week for 9 months during each year of the project
• 80% of the students attend at least 80% of the classes offered each academic year

Team Credentials

You can read all about the SKIP permanent team on our website:


  • An Update from SKIP Peru: Thanks for your support!

    SKIP ALTO TRUJILLO  EXTENSION PROJECT How things went in 2014: Our Satellite project SKIP Alto Trujillo started at the Solaris school in 2013 with 11 children. This new project was a collaboration between SKIP and the primary school where classroom space was provided free of charge for SKIP to use in order to provide lessons and homework help to children, in addition to workshops for parents and carers. For 2014 we moved the project to a new location in the Virgin Del Carmen School. As a much larger school than Solaris, Virgin Del Carmen has a wider pool of families for us to receive referrals from, which will make the project more sustainable in the long term. At the start of the year 35 children were enrolled, this was less than the 43 children that had been planned but a few families did not complete the final stages of pre-programme and so were dropped from the classes at the start of 2014. Pre-programme is a series of assessments and interviews which help us to determine which...
  • Dia del Nino

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