A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at U. of Rochester partners with Kallpa Iquitos in Iquitos, Peru to support sanitation, education and youth empowerment programs.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at the University of Rochester
Founded in August of 2010, GlobeMed at University of Rochester partners with Kallpa Iquitos to improve community health in Iquitos, Peru. Kallpa's programs include the installation of parks, academic support classes, microbusinesses, health workshops, and more.
Our Partner // Kallpa Iquitos in Iquitos, Peru
Founded in 1991, Kallpa Iquitos is a Peruvian national non-profit that works in the regions of Lima, Cusco, Loreto, and Ayacucho. Kallpa is a creative and innovative organization, committed to human development, that seeks to improve the quality of life of children and adolescents from disadvantaged backgrounds by strengthening comprehensive health and social skills. Kallpa's work is based on motivation, organization and participation of family and community, capacitation of high-quality sustainable strategies, understanding of multiculturalism, participation in public and private networks, and the ability to propose social policies on health and education. Since 2010, GlobeMed at University of Rochester has raised over $21,000 to support Kallpa Iquitos's projects.
Our Project // $12,000 to Empower Youth In 9 Peruvian Neighborhoods
GlobeMed at University of Rochester supports Kallpa Iquitos programs focused on comprehensive and sustainable development within Pampachica. Kallpa Iquitos has developed programs to target youth employment, sexual health, neighborhood safety, food security, and environmental health. Examples include vocational training workshops, HIV/AIDS and youth violence awareness campaigns, and microbusiness trash collection programs.
This year, GlobeMed hopes to raise $12,000 to fund sexual health and reproductive education programs, sanitation improvement projects, and academic support programs in Iquitos, Peru. Sexual health workshops run by Kallpa Iquitos will be supplemented youth peer health advocacy in which leaders in the youth groups will raise awareness in the community about the risks of unprotected sex and the services available to them through the new health center.
The impacts of these projects are significant. School reinforcement programs result in higher graduation rates, greater pursuit of secondary education, and career development among Iquitos' youth. Sexual and reproductive health programs lower HIV incidence rates and improve health awareness. Cleanup programs reduce pollution and improve hygiene. Through all of these efforts, GlobeMed at University of Rochester optimizesI the impact Kallpa Iquitos has in Peru.