President Luisa Ríos-Owens and Board member Lilia Chang visited PRONILOR in Iquitos to add some Holiday cheer, recognize the volunteers and give out the year end awards to deserving students.
The tutors and volunteers being recognized by President Luisa. (Photo credit goes to Lilian Chang)
The kids and their parents wait for the recognition ceremony.The “Blue Hats” are awarded to only the hardest working, most conscientious, and most accomplished children of Pronilor. Here President Luisa and Board member Lilian pose with the “Blue Hats” of 2019.
The mothers are also recognized for their contributions. Each child is needs to be supported by their mothers and fathers in order to accomplish what they do. Each child and their parent is individually recognized and awarded the “Blue Hat” by President Luisa.Each year Peruvian Project also sends gifts and school supplies from generous donors here in the USA to each of the students. This year we were able to supply Pronilor and each student with a year’s supply of pencils donated by a dentist office in Rochester NY via Aimee Synesael.
Periodically the Board invites our many donors to a get together to hear the latest about our projects in the jungle area of Peru. This past Friday, October 25, 2019 we combined an official meeting with a party to inform everyone of what we saw on our latest trip to Peru by President Luisa Ríos-Owens, Vice-President Jeff Masters, Treasurer Bob Owens and Board member Mary Kay Masters. It was a good time! Thanks go to Karla and Casey Kurz for hosting the party in their beautiful home!
Board Member Teresa Ríos and Secretary Rubí Casado
Jeff and Mary Kay Masters sporting the shirts that Pronilor gifted them.
President Luisa, Board members Karla Kurz, and Lilian Chang
Board member Casey Kurz and Treasurer Bob Owens take a moment to smile for the camera.
Jeff and Mary Kay enjoying the wine and the Peruvian “finger foods”!
There were a lot of interesting stories. Jeff and Teresa listen intently to Rubí.
Steve and Jennifer discussing FOOD with Luisa!
Peg Warrick sampling the many treats served by the President
Just before most joined in to sample the many treats! (Ray Warrick and Bill Fanning in the plaid shirts.)
This is the greeting that Board Members, Luisa Ríos-Owens, Robert Owens, Jeff Masters, and Mary Kay Masters, got from the Pronilor kids as they arrived for their visit in early October of 2019.
In spite of all the excitement the kids got back to work almost immediately. The “classroom” is small and narrow, but the teachers have organized the kids into small groups. This is the math group. Notice the two girls in the foreground working together while Señor Juan Carlos gives a math lesson to the others.
Vice-President Jeff Masters and Board member Mary Kay Masters hand out school supply donations to each of the children in our Pronilor Project.VP Jeff couldn’t help but try out his Spanish to make friends.
They are often a little shy about acknowledging the camera!
The room that Pronilor uses is very narrow, but they have organized it to get the most from the three teachers and an aide.
President Luisa Ríos-Owens visited our site in Moyobamba!
Here are some of the kids in the classroom built with funds from contributors to PP.
One of many activities designed to give the children skills that can be used in the area to make money is weaving, baskets, hats, etc.