Giving Back: Enigma Peru and the Sol y Luna

For the last four years Enigma Peru has pledged its support to the wonderful Sol y Luna Intercultural School. This organization is helping to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged and disabled children in the Sacred Valley of Peru.

We believe it is vital to give back to the communitiesthat provide such an amazing experience for all of our guests who visit Peru. Providing a strong educational foundation is the key to helping these communities thrive and improve their quality of life. These communities form the backbone of Peru and we take great pride in being able to help.

Sol y Luna’s three main objectives are to offer a high quality education, give access to culture and to promote sports, and support children in their growth and development. They also support children with special needs to provide them with an instructive and creative education that will help them to integrate into the community. This comes in the form of special assistance from a caring and professional team of educators, and Enigma Peru sponsors five of the sixteen children at the Sol y Luna school.

Giving Back: Enigma Peru and the Sol y Luna

While many visitors come to Peru and enjoy the idyllic scenery and exciting adventures that the country has to offer, it is important to remember that these small Andean communities generally hover around the poverty line. There are not many resources available to provide a good life and education for the children, so organizations like Sol y Luna are imperative in helping these communities stay alive and thrive in this new climate.

The children of Sol y Luna receive specialized care in many different forms, from physical and language therapy to psychology and social care to providing support for the children’s families. The marvelous team of caretakers and professionals provides a loving environment for the students and their families.

Giving Back: Enigma Peru and the Sol y Luna

Meet the Children

Fiorella has started first grade this year and after being diagnosed with cerebral palsy and a mild form of mental retardation last year. The team at Sol y Luna has helped her with physical and language therapies and she has entered school full-time now, with a few adaptations for her conditions.

Giving Back: Enigma Peru and the Sol y Luna

Gianmarco is a special student with severe autism and has trouble speaking. He used to act with aggression in many instances but in this last year his anger has improved with therapy and his contact with horses. Sol y Luna has also designed a special gardening class for him that allows for more contact with nature and has improved his sensory skills. Gianmarco has a way with paint and loves to show his creations to his family and friends.

Marina has been diagnosed with Sturge Weber’s Syndrome with severely impacts her mental and physical development. After years of psychomotricity and sensory therapies, she is able to carry out activities on her own, including participation in art and music workshops.

Giving Back: Enigma Peru and the Sol y Luna

Nayda suffers from a learning disability that prevents her from withholding information at a normal rate. Over the last few years she has learned at a slower rate than her classmates but this year she will attend first grade with a few adaptations to her curriculum.

Reynaldo is very curious and motivated but suffers from attention deficit disorder and has difficulty retaining information. In 2017, he underwent a lot of workshops for attention and concentration as well as stimulation techniques and has improved a lot.

Giving Back: Enigma Peru and the Sol y Luna

Show your support

While we support about one third of the students at Sol y Luna annually, there is still much that needs to be done. Regular funding is needed to help the school run and provide transportation, food, rehabilitation services, and specialized education to these bright, young children.

If you would like to learn more about this fantastic initiative and give your support, feel free to contact us and we will get back to you with more information.

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