Our students come from the neighboring villages of San Juan de Inquincho, Padre Chupa, Minas Chupa and Taminango. Their primary language is Quechua though they have studied Spanish in school. All are the first members of their families to attend high school. Most are 12 – 18 years old.
They leave their homes in the dark, well before dawn, and many literally climb mountains to get to school by the 7:40 am start time. They either walk or catch a ride on the back of a pickup truck for the 2 mile walk to school.
Since many have suffered from malnutrition, we serve the students two meals each day. They receive instruction in nutrition which they can then share with their families.