Our team is a committed group of young professionals who have a lot of passion and desire to share their skills with the ones who needed the most.
All of our team members have been selected not only for their professional skills but specifically for their great heart, understanding of our program and joined ideals of a better future.
We all agree that this starts with happy, healthy and loved children.
Lucia Hernandez Pera
I am Lucía Hernández Pera, I am very happy to be part of the Sweet Child Peru team, my role is to guide the “movi- creando” workshop, where we seek that each participant discovers their own creative capacities, communicating with eacother from their own language of movement, exchanging their ways, emotions and moods.
Children let their imaginations run wild, this improves their public speaking skills, develop their confidence and concentration.
I have studied psychology, in addition to psrticipating in different artistic training workshops and other methods in the educational field.
Working with this project is one of the best experiences that I have experience this year, I wish there were more spaces for children in Peru like the one we are creating.
My name is Alejandra Rubina, I am a teacher and I moved to the Sacred Valley 4 years ago. I choose Education as my career because the curiosity to learn is a feeling that accompanies us all our lives, and it is beautiful to be able to share that emotion with children who are discovering the wonderful world that surrounds them. Sweet Child Peru's project is the opportunity to connect as a community, share and exchange knowledge and, above all, enjoy being able to learn in infinite ways. My big dream is that educational spaces are increasingly closer to boys and girls, and that through them, they find passions, challenges and new goals that they can fulfill.
Eliazar Ruiz Mamani
The children and the plants aren´t so different, with a little bit of love and attention they blossom.
I started working here 10 months ago, initially it was an opportunity to earn some money but as time went on i found myself enjoying my time more and more.
During this time, I have learned a lot, watching seeds that I have sown grow, getting to know people with different lifestyles or simply seeing the multiple smiling faces that frequent our garden.
I hope to continue learning, nurturing both mind and my plants whilst removing the weeds that my hold us back.
“Do your best until you know better, when you know better DO better”
I was born and raised in Lima, capital of Perú. Having a medical degree and a big curiosity to know more about the world had led me to travel, to see this beautiful planet and its challenges.
I decided to come back to my home country after almost 8 years, I came back to do something, to do better.
Now I have the chance to learn from my own culture, to share the things I’ve learnt.
To work with Peruvian children, especially high Andean children has been a wonderful life experience. It has made me believe in a better brighter future, caring and working with the stewards of this sacred lands have been an absolute honor for me.
I believe that mending the soil is the key to make sure the seeds we plant grow successfully.
I believe that loving and caring for these children will make a great positive impact to their lives, I strongly believe that loving and caring for these children will make a great impact to this planet.
Jose Ignacio Juárez
I have spent 17 years of my life dedicated to discovering the path of wholeness, truth and unconditional love, in which I have experienced multiple learning, theoretical and experimental, as the core of my personal work and through the work I have done with others.
All the wisdom and knowledge that I have accumulated over these years are the tools that I use in the present to support and guide the development of the personality and consciousness of the younger generations.
Born and raised in the UK, I have spent the last 3 years here in Peru exploring the mountains and abundant knowledge that their inhabitants hold. My intention whilst creating the learning garden was always to find a way to deliver education in a way that is relevant and accesible to children of the Andes.
As for myself being in the great outdoors, getting my hands dirty and having the opportunity to work with these fantastic kids is a joy. On top of that i have to say that organic food grown at 10000ft just tastes better !
Hello, my name is Irma, my occupation is cooking for the children of the Sweet child Peru programs. I have many years of experience working in different retreats kitchens, Since I started working with the team I felt very happy, they have welcome me in me very happily and kindly.
I really want to cook healthy, delicious and do my best because the children really deserve it and I prepare the food with:
5 tablespoons of love
5 tablespoons of kindness
6 tablespoons of happiness
5 tablespoons of tenderness & a lot of enthusiasm for cooking.
I am Bruno, I was born in Lima and now i live with my four dogs in the Sacred Valley.
I’m a martial arts instructor with 14 years of experience .
All my life I have loved to teach martial arts to kids, to boost their confidence and to always protect the little ones and the ones in need.