Education and Nutrition Program
Recently COTA has teamed with Albert Smith, Director of Peru’s Hope (www.perushope.com), to supply impoverished children with the uniforms and items needed to attend school. Although public education is free, each child needs about $150 worth of supplies and uniforms each year to attend. Albert also supplies enough food to some of the families so the children don’t have to sell candy on the streets of Iquitos where they are at-risk for abuse and exploitation. We feel these are vital ways that we can help keep these children off the streets and give them a hope and a future. Albert also serves on our board.