Initiatives from this group

The Los Aguiluchos Emmaus School
flag Peru - (Comunidad Traperos Águilas de Emaús, Piurá)


For more than 10 years the Emmaus Piura school, which has been recognised by Peru’s Ministry of Education, has been welcoming children who don’t have access to the system of education.
We offer schooling for children aged 3-5.
Due to the school’s location in a rural area far from the city centre it has been of great use for the children of the La Campiña village in the district of Catacaos, Piura.

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The Emmaus Centre for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
flag Peru - (Comunidad Traperos Águilas de Emaús, Piurá)


In 2006 we launched the Emmaus Águilas Ragpickers Community, a social initiative in order to answer the huge unmet needs of the physically disabled. In Piura these people lack state care solutions, there are very few specialist clinics for the physically disabled in the area and the ones we do have are very expensive.

We call our centre the Centre for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Massage and we have been working for the community in Piura for 11 years, providing health services for a low cost (and even free of change for those who are in extreme need).

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MANAGEMENT OF SOLID URBAN WASTE TO PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT
flag Peru - (Comunidad Traperos Águilas de Emaús, Piurá)


From the outset, our community’s main work has involved recycling, which is a priority for two reasons; fundamentally because it helps to preserve the environment and also because it is our way of generating income.

Our country as a whole, and above all the most populous regions, faces serious problems with waste treatment. Piura is the most populous region after the capital city of Lima, and the volume of waste generated has grown alongside the rise in number of inhabitants. This has now become a real problem for the local authorities and general public; it is exacerbated by the fact that people do not have a culture of caring for the environment.

Therefore, our community firmly believes that environmental education is key to gradually addressing our country’s waste problem. Moreover, recycling is a way of directly addressing this problem, because it enables this material, which would have been sent to informal landfills or burnt on the municipal dump, to be reincorporated into a life cycle or recuperated for different uses.

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