By Selina Lavine –
The Latin American Foundation For The Future (LAFF), is a UK registered charity that works with partner organisations in Peru, to improve the educational opportunities and lives of vulnerable children.
While the LAFF team is based in the Peruvian city of Cusco, its UK office is based in Dewsbury and has supported vulnerable young people in Peru since 2008.
The incredible work the LAFF has undertaken with its partner organisations in that time is undeniable.
In collaboration with The Sacred Valley Project, which seeks to create access to education for indigenous girls, the LAFF supports tuition and provides financial assistance to ensure that all girls have the learning resources they require for school.
Additionally, LAFF partners with Canadian charity Mosqoy, by organising group workshops relating to health insurance, savings, taxes and independent life, which helps young people to develop an understanding of adult life.
Sacred Valley Project and Mosqoy are two of several partners that LAFF collaborates with to positively impact lives in Peru, and the charity has taken a remarkable stance against poverty and homelessness while bringing awareness of the experiences faced by marginalised communities.
While based in Dewsbury, the scope of LAFF’s work is a worldwide endeavour.
With a mission to provide quality education and personal development to children and young people, LAFF not only provides educational scholarship funding but has demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of tutoring through professional development support.
In addition, LAFF hosts a range of fundraisers and has recently partnered with WAWA Laptop to raise funds for laptop computers, as a means of developing the learning experience of beneficiaries, which correlates with the reopening of Peruvian schools on 28th March 2022, after an extensive closure resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Donations to The Latin American Foundation For The Future can be made on their website. There is also the opportunity to become a partner of the charity and read the stories of people who have been positively impacted by their collaborative work in Peru.