• Our Project

    view across the Hacienda Yanachaga

    view across Quillazú

    Please notice! The english version has been translatet by translation software. This might result in clumsy sentences and some inaccurate expressions. We are looking forward to have this text corrected by a native english speaker  We beg Your patience!

    Our project is called CENTRO YANACHAGA (formerly PROSOYA) and was founded about 30 years ago in the hinterland of Peru in the Pasco region in order to give destitute young people from the poorest families a good education. We acquired a former hacienda with almost 700 ha, whose trees had been deforested or burned down by previous owners and which no longer generated any significant economic income. The buildings of the more than 100 year old manor house were gradually rebuilt and extended for our use. We gradually reforested the deforested or burnt down mountain jungle. Young people between 11 and 17 years from very poor families far away from suitable schools are offered the opportunity to attend the state secondary school. 40 boys in Huancabamba and 16 girls in Quillazú live in small residential groups under the guidance of pedagogical specialists and are supported by us in coping with school requirements and are educated in a value-oriented way. The pupils receive board and lodging, school uniforms and pocket money for their personal needs. In addition to their schooling, we also provide them with extracurricular practical training to help them find their way into the world of work. Our two locations in Huancabamba and Quillazú offer excellent conditions for this. Our sites have a special autonomous infrastructure: we generate our own electricity using water turbines and generators; we have our own drinking water, Internet access and an attractive tourist area. There is even a dentist’s treatment room with all the necessary equipment. A small chapel is used for church services and religious instruction. We try to be as self-sufficient as possible. We use our own products and achieve a small profit by selling them on the local markets. The entire staff is of local origin.

    view across the Hacienda Yanachaga

    view across Quillazú

    Please notice! The english version has been translatet by translation software. This might result in clumsy sentences and some inaccurate expressions. We are looking forward to have this text corrected by a native english speaker  We beg Your patience!

    Our project is called CENTRO YANACHAGA (formerly PROSOYA) and was founded about 30 years ago in the hinterland of Peru in the Pasco region in order to give destitute young people from the poorest families a good education. We acquired a former hacienda with almost 700 ha, whose trees had been deforested or burned down by previous owners and which no longer generated any significant economic income. The buildings of the more than 100 year old manor house were gradually rebuilt and extended for our use. We gradually reforested the deforested or burnt down mountain jungle. Young people between 11 and 17 years from very poor families far away from suitable schools are offered the opportunity to attend the state secondary school. 40 boys in Huancabamba and 16 girls in Quillazú live in small residential groups under the guidance of pedagogical specialists and are supported by us in coping with school requirements and are educated in a value-oriented way. The pupils receive board and lodging, school uniforms and pocket money for their personal needs. In addition to their schooling, we also provide them with extracurricular practical training to help them find their way into the world of work. Our two locations in Huancabamba and Quillazú offer excellent conditions for this. Our sites have a special autonomous infrastructure: we generate our own electricity using water turbines and generators; we have our own drinking water, Internet access and an attractive tourist area. There is even a dentist’s treatment room with all the necessary equipment. A small chapel is used for church services and religious instruction. We try to be as self-sufficient as possible. We use our own products and achieve a small profit by selling them on the local markets. The entire staff is of local origin.