Educate a woman and you educate her family.
Educate a girl and you change the future.
When girls are educated and develop a sense of self-worth they will in turn, have a greater chance to succeed in life. The mission of this important girls leadership and empowerment program, Peruvian Promise, is to unlock the potential of young women through the power of education, mentorship, and service to others and enable them to become leaders of their families, communities, and country.
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The girls are selected to be in the program based on the following criteria:
and service to others
Maria's Gift, named in honor of Ana's birthmother, who never learned to read or write, is an educational scholarship fund. It provides full scholarships to Peruvian Promise graduates to continue their education beyond secondary school and attend a local university or vocational institute. Ermelinda is one of sixteen girls in the inaugural Peruvian Promise class. Click here to learn more about her story and dreams!