News from 2011...
Crime in Ccorca
Adolescents from two communities are making the trip to Cusco where they
are assaulting people and coming back with stolen i-pods, mobile
phones, trainers and clothes.
New Boarding House Underway
The parents are in a race against time to get a roof on the new boarding house before the rain sets in.
Stoneygate School are joined by the world renowned explorer Ed Stafford who helps them set off on an epic journey around the perimeter of Peru.
Grafham Water Marathon
Amantani's first marathon around Grafham Water in
Cambridgeshire on Sunday 18th September 2011. 216 runners undertook a
challenge of a lifetime to help Amantani raise over £21,000!
Eddy's Words on Wasa
Eddy Prince tells his sodden tales from The Wasa Challenge 2011. He makes it so real you'll want to fetch your raincoat...
The Wasa Challenge
This was the day in which 23 brave souls would carry the weight of the girls in our boarding houses to the summit of Ben Nevis. Their weight was represented by rucksacks full of sand.
The Apu Challenge
Today, 25 brave hikers from around the country gathered together at the foot of Ben Nevis.
At WOMAD Festival in Charlton Park, Amantani raffled off a beautifully framed VW photo donated by Kaleidoscope LTD. And the winner is..
Amantani hosted their first stall at WOMAD Festival in Charlton Park this year. Rest assured it won't be our last!
Rise To It
They did it! The children overcame the 1,600m standing between them and the top of Mount Mama Simona! Thank you so much to everyone who supported the children and their parents.
Holmes & Marchant Give Us a Make-Over
Back in 2010, we asked Holmes & Marchant if they could help us to better communicate our work. You've already witnessed the results, here's the story behind them...
Will Bennett bikes to the hike!
12th JulyWill, one of the participants in our WASA Challenge this summer, has decided to bike up to Ben Nevis!
'A Very Long Bike Ride'
Ollie Trace and his friends are cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats... the hard way.
Children in Peru Raise Funds!
Very soon, the 64 children in our boarding houses will show that they can raise money as well, by hiking 5,200 metres up their local mountain!
We were invited by Southern Exposure to host a stall at their Peruvian Pop-Up event with a talk from Peruvian DJ and promoter of Quechua culture - Miki Gonzalez.
Helen Draper's 'Three Peaks Challenge' Attempt
Helen Draper, a Spanish teacher, inspires her pupils by successfully completing the 'Three Peaks Challenge' and raising substantial funds for Amantani's boarding houses.
Pupils of Stoneygate School bake cake for Amantani!
This month, children from Stoneygate School have taken on it upon themselves to sell cakes in order to raise funds for Amantani.
Charity of the Year at Stoneygate School
Today we found out that Stoneygate Prep School in Leicestershire have chosen to take on Amantani UK as their Charity of the Year in 2011-12.
A Third Boarding House!
The third boarding house is up and running and twenty boys who have called themselves 'Los Illapas' (Rays of Light) are about to spend their first night there!
Three Vodafone World of Difference Awards!
Thanks to Vodafone for the next two months, we will have a team of five here in the UK!
Chris's First Trip To Peru
Having just returned from Peru, we meet with Chris Palfreyman, to find out about his experiences, and how he felt being part of opening the first boys boarding house in Ccorca, Cusco.
Paloma Vivanco and INACIA back Amantani
INACIA have announced that they will donate £1 from each garment sold to Amantani!!