individuals in the village
Laptops and Digital Cameras
Constructed computer center building
of educational content
Local teachers with educational resources
How Can I Help?
World Wide Trekking, HOP’s sister company, leads climbing expeditions to the Ishinca Valley. All of these expeditions pass through Pashpa Village, and offer custom opportunities to get involved and support HOP’s projects there. To find out more, visit World Wide Trekking or contact us.
Monetary donations help us support this project and continue to provide resources for the teachers.
HOP’s outreach in Peru began with the donation of school supplies and sewing machines to villages along our trekking routes and grew to host an annual Chocolatada festival in Pashpa, a small village near the trailhead to the Cordillera Blanca’s Ishinca Valley, one of World Wide Trekking’s most popular alpine climbing areas. In 2017, we significantly expanded our efforts in Peru. With the help of Goal Zero, Dell Computers and others, we have constructed a solar-powered computer center in Pashpa and a second center in the nearby village of Huaripampa.
In 2018, HOP returned to Huaripampa to expand the resources available at both the Pashpa and Huaripampa computer centers with a Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning (RACHEL). Developed by the non-profit World Possible, RACHEL is designed specifically for use in schools and education centers located in remote areas. The system connects offline computers to free educational resources including full Pre-school through college level curriculums, thousands of hours of educational videos, tens of thousands of books in English and Spanish, and educational games.
We are continuing to follow up with our HOP Ambassador, Rodolfo Reyes, to track the impacts of our projects and discover further needs. With the two flagship projects in Huaripampa and Pashpa, HOP hopes to start connecting villages throughout Peru to the rest of the world. It is our hope that with the right tools and education, people in these villages can better equip themselves for the modern world, and improve their community’s health, economy, and future.