Manos Unidas:

Manos Unidas is a Peruvian Non-Profit Organization founded in 2008 in Cusco, Peru. Manos Unidas created and operates the first private school for special education in Cusco: Camino Nuevo. Manos Unidas provides quality education and teacher training programs for children and young adults with developmental disabilities, down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.

Manos Unidas's mission is to provide inclusive education and work opportunities for all persons with special needs in the Andean region through its student scholarship program.

The Children of Peru Foundation is proud to have started in 2011 a brand new partnership with Manos Unidas.

We met with Celeste Marion several times, in Peru and in New York last year, and we had the opportunity to visit the school Camino Nuevo several times. There is no doubt that Manos Unidas work is needed and that it is of first quality.

We started our support in 2011 with a $5,000 grant that will be used for needed scholarships. We have also offered a $2,500 grant to be used as matching funds.
We renewed our support in 2012 and in 2013, with $10,000 and $12,000 coming as matching funds.

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