Peru 2012 School 15


Growth, Progress and Big Changes.

In the warm and peaceful coastal town of San Vicente de Cañete, two hours south of the capital, Lima, resides the eighth NPH home, Casa Santa Rosa.

Over 100 children live in the seven brick family-style homes which include hot water solar technology. Since the home began in 2004, this family has lived in two other areas of Peru, finally settling in their current location of 15 hectares in 2011.

Casa Santa Rosa facilities also include temporary buildings for the communal kitchen, dining room and clinic. The playgrounds, soccer and volleyball fields were constructed with the help of volunteers who visit the home yearly. The home plans to create their own vegetable gardens including a small farm. Administrative offices, a therapy center and additional family style houses will complete the complex once more funding is secured.

Students attend the local preschool through secondary school within walking distance of the home and there are currently five students who are studying in the university located in the city of Cañate.

NPH Peru prides itself on hiring caregivers that are trained as teachers, which enables homework and tutoring to be more streamlined. The caregivers support the students through their academic challenges and physical and occupational volunteer therapists help children with motor and cognitive issues.

Country Facts

  • Number of Children living in the home: 96
  • Kindergarten Graduates: 4
  • Primary Graduates: 2
  • High School Graduates: 3
  • University Students: 5
  • Volunteers: 5
  • Childcare workers: 14

Responsible in Peru

Alfredo Hernandez

National Director Peru


Arriving at NPH Mexico when he was 10-years-old, Alfredo studies lead him to pursue his higher education in the United States. He attended a community college in Arizona and then earned a degree in Political Science at St. Thomas University in Florida. After working at NPH Nicaragua, Alfredo was then asked to open a NPH home in Peru where he has been the National Director since 2005.

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