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PERKIN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOUNDATION INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: The organization's mission is to provide humanitarian assistance through education in Central America beginning in the town of Perquin, Morazan in the northeast corner of El Salvador. The organization provides healing and revitalization for the population living in a part of El Salvador that suffered greatly during the civil war that took place during the 1980s and the early 1990s.

Target demographics: break the cycles of poverty

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 students and their families.

Geographic areas served: Morazan, in the north-east of El Salvador

Programs: Amún Shéa, A Problem Based Learning program focused on solving the underdevelopment by focusing on creative attitude, capacity building and the creation of opportunity.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PEOF es una institución que brinda oportunidades educativas a niños y adolescentes de la comunidad de Perkin. Y aunque se dedican a actividades agrícolas que combinan la práctica por sí mismas, se requieren los fondos y las instalaciones necesarias para el funcionamiento de la fundación, por lo que se requiere la ayuda de muchas personas.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

La Fundación Perkin para el fomentos de oportunidades en el Salvador CA perquin, Morazán.

Les a demostrado a muchos jóvenes que diferentes formas pensar, y que todas se pueden socializar, para llegar a acuerdos a través de la vía verbal para resolver los puntos de mejora de una comunidad y los de cada uno por individual.
La Fundación también les ha enseñado a muchos jóvenes que tiene una imaginación ilimitada y pueden crear sus propios proyectos, para ayudar a los demás ya sea económicamente y de desarrollo personal.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PEOF no solo aporta a la educación, aporta al desarrollo de las comunidades formando personas que aporten al crecimiento de estas, apoya a la sostenibilidad de ecosistemas, protección de bosques flora y fauna.
una organización muy comprometida.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation, and in particular their AMÚN SHÉA school, is truly a fantastic educational program. I was wowed when I got to visit the program and meet with the directors. As a person with a master's degree in learning design and education, there are few programs that I would recommend more highly than what I saw at Amun Shea. The programming, the dedication to the students, and the value for the resources they have are all top-notch.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Amun Shea School in El Salvador has impressed me as a truly viable approach to development, particularly in remote rural areas. Their remarkable beginnings In community healing in conflict areas offers a compelling example – very timely with worldwide relevance in today’s challenges. The focus on students and the community is praiseworthy.
Their practical programs develop new interests and prepare communities in securing a sustainable culturally sensitive future. Their recent broadening with student research projects is exceptionally noteworthy and offers a step toward future advances by a new generation of young scientists!
Having been involved in development for many years, I understand the valuable headstart the school offers and would be proud to welcome the future ‘young scientists’ to MIT!

Dr. Reinhard Goethert
MIT, School of Architecture and Planning – Special Interest Group in Urban Settlement

Donor

Rating: 5

The PEOF is a leader in rural education in El Salvador. Every time I go there I am always so impressed by the creativity and energy of everyone connected to the Amun Shea school. The children always seem happy and eager to learn, and it's wonderful to see how PEOF has done and continues to do so much for the entire Perquin community. I truly believe in the mission of this organization and am very confident that any donation that I make is put to excellent use.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I taught a STEM education course with a special interest group at MIT for this foundation, and I was blown away by the dedication and caliber of the foundation staff and everyone at the school. It was one of the most memorable experiences working abroad and I am so excited to continue following the great, and tangible, work PEOF is doing for young people.

Rudis R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a Salvadoran proud of this project, it is a place that cultivates with effort the hope for a better human and academic future for the new generations. A project that we must maintain with great pride. I invite Salvadorans to continue dreaming of a better future full of solidarity. supporting this dream for a better El Salvador.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is an honor to support PEOF outstanding educational program at AmunShea School in rural El-Salvador. I am an ambassador for education and positive change for all children. The program at the school provides creative and sustainable teaching tools such as creative cultivation, planting, and growing vegetables. I encourage others to support such a worthy program that benefits the children and community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

From the first time I visited the Amún Shéa school in Perquín, Morazán, El Salvador, I was hooked on its educational philosophy. I'll always remember in touring the food growing project, learning that students at each grade level had specific responsibilities. First graders were in charge of lettuce.

I only gradually learned about the Perkin Educational Opportuities Foundation, the umbrella under which numerous educational and community projects are found. PEOF is a grassroots dream come true, created through the dedication and innovative thinking of its founders. From modest beginnings it has grown to include nationally recognized programs that address current issues including respect for the environmental, economic needs of communities and support for young people to remain in their home country.

The thing that has kept me writing my annual support check is personal contact with the directors, our sharing of professional ideas and their sincere appreciation of my interest and support.

When approached about becoming a Board member, I saw a new opportunity to further the goals of this unique and critical effort to enhance the lives of children and adults in El Salvador. I've not been disappointed - I've been put to work! I readily give this nonprofit the highest rating.

Daphne Hofschulte

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amún Shéa is a school that works closely with the communities to know their needs and with the identified needs, promotes rural education in a pertinent way, allowing children and young people to have the technical capacities to generate employment or entrepreneurship and thus development reaches a from underprivileged areas of El Salvador. Amún Shéa is Opportunities!