Bruce Trujillo - S.O.S Trujillo - founded in Trujillo 2001, we have opened nearly 100 shanty schools thrtoughout Latin AMerica, currently educating more than 2000 street kids.

 
Breaking News - The Ministry of Education, Peru, recently announced that each child being taught in one of Bruce Peru´s informal schools, who has successfully completed one year as a Bruce Peru student, will be awarded the same certificate as all students in the Peruvian Education System: for having completed one year of school. [For now this applies only to the Provence of La Libertad]. Of course we are absolutely delighted, grateful for the recognition and thrilled for the children. When this privilege is extended to all Provences, and the Government adopts our programme as its own solution for out-of-school children: then we can all become friends.
Community Gardens in the Desert

GETTING EDUCATED
GETTING THEM HEALED
MOMS IN BUSINESS
WOMEN AT WORK
COMMUNAL GARDENS
SITE SEARCH
Educatring the Street Kids of Lima Community Health
13 PREGNANT & ALONE
THE LIGHTS OF LIMA
COMMUNITY HEALTH
LEGAL REIGHTS
MOMS IN UNIFORM
Where are they now? .24 May
Since opening our programme to educate street children in Latin America [2000 - Panama, 2001 - Peru etc.] we have gotten 3,006 children into schools.. Currently over two thousand street kids are in our Latin America programmes. We found each child, started him in one of our little shanty schools, caught him up with children who had been in school all along. Finally we enroll them in state school & sponsor them for two years. But what becomes of them when we finally let go?
Eighty per cent stay in school

Here is a photo account of one group of our children taken over 2 years.
have been 162 such groups

First day with us: 15 Feb. 2005

Last day with us: 23 May. 2007
2008
Dilema facing Peru's Schools, Out-of-school children and

challenges to those who would help.
02 April
Peru Government contract

W/ Bruce Peru ngo, recognising its success in informal education, and agreeing to pay selected teachers.
Bruce Org. Signs Contract with Peru Government for Street Kid's Education
Bruce Organisation Volunteers get 200 kids into public school, create a mobile medical clinic, march on Parlaiment for better Education
What we did last Summer.
Every Child has the right to free Education [but 26% of Peru's Kids don't receive it.]
We are honoured and grateful so many talented, motivated people join the campaign.
Our campaign to get the National Government of Peru to recognise the large population of Peruvian children who are not receiving education, and to do something effective to get these children educated. [We are offering our own successful progects as one example] has been launched!
Life on the garbage heap
Since last year we have been working in the regional dump - "El Milagro" where .hundreds of children and moms live in the fetid air of roting garbage and toxic gasses. Over several visits and mingling with the poor garbage pickers we finally managed to gain their trust enough for Bruce to make our pitch to the children & parents. NEW Bruce eEru Centre in Cajamarca 05.10.2005 ."We will help educate your children if you will let them stop working and go to school".We convinced enough of them to open our first classroom nearby.
Full story .[Come see how we did it, and where they are now]
We salute our Volunteers who keep returning
Each new  Bruce  School is anopportunity for up to 50 children to get an education (While many others still work with us in their home countries) When we started our volunteer program we didn't dream so many kind talented people would take up the challenge of aiding 's poorest children as their own personal project. Thank you all.
Quiet Irishman sponsors and names a school after his Alma Mater back home.
Gavin Molloy, with help from some generous friends has patroned "Scoil losa"school in the barrio La Esperansa
Gavin Moloy sponsors new school for Bruce  children
So far 24 children are attending.
Volunteer life at Bruce 's Volunteer Life at Bruce - Photos of volunteers who have served or are serving at the various centres of Bruce. Also photos of some of our children in class, & at play.
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Our artistic volunteers in Lima find new ways to annimate our students Orohan girls in Chiclayo helped by Bruce  volunteers
Puppet show in Lima
Bruce San Sebastian Vs Bruce Santiago in basketball Sports day in Bruce  Huaraz
Bruce  children studying to be ready to enter school
January through March (summer holiday down here) we prepare 5 and 6 year old children - those who are so poor, abandoned or abused they would not be able to go to school if we don' find and help them..We give each centre a target of how many children we expect them to get into school. For March 2006 the target will be 550 - 700 children.
Our "DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR STREET CHILDREN" icampaign s catching  on.
Our campaign: "DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR STREET CHILDREN!" is still working in centres where lots of international tourists are encountering 's child laborers on a daily basis.The object of the campaign is to recruit volunteers from the tourist population who visit each year,

And Still They Will Go To Bed Hungry Tonight
WHY AREN'T YOU HERE ?
Paying homage to some recent volunteers at Bruce Celebrating the contribution special volunteers have made to the poor children of Peru. Our program is beeing led by teams of talented dedicated and fun volunteers. In this update we include more or our ex volunteers who deserve special recognition, and more will come with future updates.

It takes 2 Years !. When we find a child, convince the mother to let us get him or her educated, take them into our little school, give them their first lessons; finally get them up to the level of education for their age, and matriculate them into a state school (paying for uniforms and all expenses): our work for that child is only just begun (2 years)
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Above are club meetings 7 June 2006
NEW Bruce Organisation Centre in Cajamarca 05.10.2005
We continue to work with each child, and will do so for the next two years. Visiting every month for a "Club Meeting" , at which we monitor their progress, give prizes, work with their techers, our Social Workers see how things are going at school, at home: and we pay for wehatever their parents cannon or will not. We do this for two years.
HIV / AIDS pandemic thrives in Latin America
Sherrill brings AIDS help to poor children
Sherrill Musty, the publisher of the book "WHAT'S A VIRUS ANYWAY
The UN has declared that the number infected with HIV/AIDS in Latin America is greater than that of Europe and the USA combined. If you live in one of these countries you would not know this - it is not reported in the media, talked about in the chambers of Government. They are in denial. But we know it is there, children and families in the communities we help are suffering: and there is little help available.
Street Kids For over three decades Latin America has endured the unenviable distinction of having more street children per capita than any place on earth. What is less known is that for every child who sleeps in the street there are 300 more in practically the same condition who live on the street by day but at night sleep under a plastic sheet or in a woven read or adobe hovel with their siblings. Both are classed as "Street Children", the distinction being 'IN' the street, as opposed to 'ON' the street [those 'IN' are more likely to be addicted to drugs]. When we first arrived in Peru we worked with both types of Street Children, but for the past three years we have concentrated our efforts and resources in helping the much larger but less known population of Street Children who live On the street; those abandoned in their own homes. During this time we have managed to open hub centres in 8 cities, with 24 satellite children's centres located in the poorest barrios: where we educate, feed, medicate and care for them.
Won't you join us!.
Street Kids Claire, the British nurse in Ethiopia who inspired Live Aid 20 years ago when at a young age she had to decide the fate of thousands of starving children: it fell to her to select 60 children each night to fill the vacant places in a shelter where they would be cared for and fed: leaving up to 2,000 in line, knowing they would probably not survive the night - such were the harsh realities of the 1980's famine in the Horn of Africa, and the heavy burdens placed of the care givers who went to help. Claire continued her career in Kenya and in other countries. Recently she returned to Ethiopia to look for some to the people she had brought into the shelter as children in the '80s. She was able to find many of them, all survivors. Some were as poor as their parents had been before the famine, while others were prosperous - there was a marked difference between them. She asked some of the successful ones to what they attributed their success, whereas so many of their peers remained badly off. They all said
"A charity sponsored us in school, we received an education."
Bruce  opens to help the poor children if Chiclayo The Ministry of Education have invited us to install our little schools for very poor children within sellected primary and secondary schools. We have agreed to operate a pilot in one school, and if the relationship works: will consider others.
Street children need  help...... Street kids,
..........They come to us
..........as they are;
we make of them
..........what they let us
they crave love, need direction......ready for school