Led By Samuel And Melissa Bardales In Peru. This Mission Is To Further Young Adult Education With Our “Construyendo Bases” Program. Changing The Lives Of Future Generations.
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “project,” I think of some things around the house that I may or may not get done this weekend. We want to take a more serious approach to the things that we decide to tackle as an organization. It is truly our “Mission” to see them completed, and completed with excellence! Take a look below at the current missions we are working on!
SAMUEL AND MELISSA BARDALES PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Samuel and Melissa have been missionaries for over 8 years in Peru serving within various capacities. While serving with Matthew 25 International, they began to see a need to reach those left “in between.” There is often help focused on children, but when they reach the age of adulthood there is little focus on giving them structure as young adults. Thus, the mission, “Construyendo Bases,” (“Building Foundations”) was born. The focus is to help young adults in this “in-between” phase by giving them the structure that they need to successfully transition into adult life. Making a change in their lives and the lives of future generations.
WHY SUPPORT STUDENTS IN PERU?
Peru is still considered to be a developing country, but as it has experienced a decent amount of economic growth in the past few years, it may not necessarily appear that way at a glimpse. As you dive deeper into the day-to-day life here, you will find that a very small portion, mostly those with higher education, have truly benefited from this growth. This is part of what has spurred the start of this further education program, “Construyendo Bases.”
For nearly a decade now, Samuel and Melissa have seen first-hand the struggle that young people who do not have access to guidance and resources face in order to become successful. They have seen the difference that having an education makes on whether people make just a minimum wage ($310 USD /month approximately), or if they make a wage that allows them to truly support family life.
Speaking of wages/expenses, if you are unable to get into a national university (where you do not have to pay much, but the competition is very steep), the average amount ONE person would need to live an average lifestyle and study is around $750 (USD) a month. The extreme difference in those numbers gives a very simplified explanation as to why many are unable to acquire a higher education degree, as there are often many additional factors.
We invite you to come along with us on this journey of changing the opportunities for further education in Peru. Our desire is to not only help young people who come from difficult backgrounds to be able to get an education but that we will be able to create a program that helps them to become well-rounded individuals, who, once they achieve their goals, recognize the importance of being part of giving the same opportunities to further generations.
Thank you for your interest in this work and should you have any further questions, we invite you to connect through our contact form.
MEET OUR STUDENTS
READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PERU?
$35 a month is all it takes to support an entire day of a student’s livelihood in Peru. Education, supplies, room and board, transportation, food, and access to healthcare are all included in the cost to ensure that our students have what they need to be successful.
You can pick just one day every month to bless a student, and we will send you special updates and let you know how your generosity is impacting our students’ lives.
Our goal is to fill this entire calendar with people who have decided to partner with us for a day, 2 days, or even a week every month to make a difference in the lives of the young people in Peru. We will keep you updated on our progress as this calendar fills up.
Click a link below to make a monthly or one time donation. Be sure to write Mission Edu in the memo line. If you would like to sign up for a specific day(s)/week every month, you can include that in the memo line as well.
EXAMPLES: "Mission Edu, Day 7", "Mission Edu, Day 8 & 9", "Mission Edu, Week 1"