Robin Hood Project

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

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Location: 648 Ave Grau Mancora Peru

Mission: To improve the welfare of the children of Máncora, Peru through education; covering both the academic as well as social and emotional development through a 2 year after school development program for 10 to 12 year old.
Results: We have begun our 4th year at Robin hood and have now introduced Dental care as part of the main objectives. We have also kicked off Robin Hood Spanish School, with the main aim being to make our charity self-sustainable
Target demographics: Target children for underprivileged families in Mancora, Peru.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 50 children

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been very impressed with the work the Robin Hood Project has achieved over the last number of years. I was drawn to this project as money donated actually ends up in the project. The children benefit directly from every pound donated. This of course is down to the sterling work and dedication of the volunteers and directors of the Robin Hood Project.
I will continue to support this wonderful charity as I'm sure there is many years of success and growth ahead.

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help the project raise more money to continue the excellent work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked in Robin Hood project since its very begining. I was in charge of the coordination to make the project work in the last 4 years. Robin Hood has an amazing team, all of us share the same idea, work for kids and help them improve their learning skills as well as enjoy their childhood, knowing that they live in a difficult enviroment.
Working for Robin Hood project was a pleasure and made me grow as a human being.
I invite you to participate with us,there are several ways to help. You'll be very welcome!

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Kids that have participated in the program are in secondary now and most of them are doing great. Their parents are very thankful.

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I woul happier if we could help more kids. We've been working with 40 kids that stayed with us for 2 years. We would like to have 60 next year. Our budget has to grow!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Robin Hood since 2007 when I volunteered to help teach English to the children in Mancora. I found it to be a fantastic and extremely rewarding way of giving back to those underprivileged yet very smart and hard working kids. Year after year, Robin Hood achieves what it sets out to do. The provision of good after school activities also helps to focus their minds on learning and keep them off the streets. The children and their parents are very appreciative of all the volunteers and they make us proud.

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by seeing how the provision of basic necessities like clean toilets and a playground significantly improves the well being of the children involved.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make a bigger push to recruit more volunteers and donors so that more children could be brought in to benefit from this organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the opportunity to volunteer with Robin Hood in 2009. The activities encouraged not only physical activity and wellness, but teamwork and critical thinking. The program offers these kids a wonderful opportunity to grow, become more confident and reach their goals. It was such a pleasure to be a volunteer alongside the dedicated staff, and was a fantastic experience!

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my interactions with Robin Hood's participants. You can see them making great strides!

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The organization has remained dedicated to continual improvement. They have a really great local staff and coordinator who are always looking to provide better services for the children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Robin Hood is a fantastic program for the children of Mancora. The staff and volunteers are loving and dedicated, and committed to the well-being of the entire community. The children who participate thoroughly enjoy themselves while learning important life skills and understanding the importance of giving back to their community. I was proud to have volunteered in the program and hope to be able to do so again in the future.

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Mancora, Peru in 2008.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ensure that they have long-term, stable funding so that the maximum number of children can participate and the professional staff are fairly compensated.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the pleasure of seeing Robin Hood grow from a passing idea to a dynamic and active project that offers specific educational programs to targeted young people in Mancora, Peru. The amazing children in Mancora were the inspiration one woman needed, and the Robin Hood Project began.
From an educational perspective, in addition to developing the literacy and numeracy ability of the children, the project places a great emphasis on the social and emotional development of the young people. In a town like Mancora, such education is fundamental to the children in building self esteem, self image and value in the community.
Being involved in the curriculum development of the Robin Hood Project has been an amazing experience and I feel I have as much to gain from the children and they will gain from the project.

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Working from the UK side, a team of ambassadors meet regularly to review, evaluate and plan for the future. Future planning is always the right ratio of challenge, possibility and reality.

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This organisation is evolving strategically and holistically. With the current CEO, Robin Hood will walk the right path.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi! I have been helping Robin Hood Project as a volunteer for the past few months and after seeing how this is really changing the life of some children in Mancora I feel I can never do enough. It is an honour to be part of this project and contributing to the efforts and the great job that people are putting into it. Any little help goes directly to the school so that kids can grow up as strong and independent adults.
It is a must to remember that Education is the first step for freedom, thank you Magda for making this possible.
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appreciating the dedication of the teachers

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Dr.John Patrick Stewart and I had the wonderfull opportunity of being part of Robin Hood´s as a volunteer dentist. The idea of helping people in such a needy place like Máncora makes my decission of comming to live down here to be worthy, I was lucky to have the chance of meeting Magda and all the beautifull people that makes this possible,and while helping,filling my hearth with really good vibes.

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Absolutelly, is really greatfull to be part of this labour of love.

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The organization of R.H. works like a clock!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having spent some time with the kids in Robin hood mainly with play activities, There is a sense of joy about this place. The children are wonderful and their teachers dedicated to their welfare.
The CEO is a hands on leader taking responsibility in all fields.
This is a wonderful organization which is doing so much to enhance the lives of the children of Mancora who without it may well have slipped trough the cracks and received no such schooling. If you have time to volunteer when in Northern Peru, this is the place. The work may be taxing but the smiles of 50 kids is worth every moment.

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Happy kids which may not otherwise have been given a chance, well organized with genuinely caring staff.

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I wish I had more money/time to donate to them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been helping Robin Hood Project for the past 6 months in quality of volunteer and UK ambassador. I am impressed by the noble cause, the drive of the CEO and how this drive translated in concrete results which improved the quality of life of many children in Mancora, Peru'.
The organization is supported by many capable and determined professionals. The peculiarity of Robin Hood Project is also to offer to children free dental work that in regions such as rural Peru are opportunities difficult to find.

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Robin hood is sharing regularly results with all the volunteers in regular meetings

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adding more people to help out as there is lot of work for everybody

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