2018


It was a big year!

December 31, 2018 we celebrate 10 years. Look at what we have accomplished!

 

OUR IMPACT


Students Educated 2009-2018

 

Manos Unidas is changing the way the Peruvian community views disability

  • We empower families
  • We train teachers
  • We educate students to their fullest potential
 community Members impacted by  each student 

EACH student educated at Manos Unidas . . .

  • Teachers siblings to advocate for their family
  • Educates third generation family members 
  • Educates schools through awareness workshops
  • Educates the community through job placements
  • Provides extensive professional development opportunities to MU staff and community partners

OUR TOP ACCOMPLISHMENTS

10 years: 2009-2018 


 

  • Provided professional training to more than 70 teachers to best educate children with disabilities
  • Empowered 500 family members to advocate for their children
  • Launched the first vocational training program with youth inserted into local businesses
  • Influenced the Peruvian Ministry of Education for best practices of Inclusive Education
  • Hosted international conferences with global professionals attracting more than 700 attendees
  • Awarded “best inclusive business 2018” for our youth-run café in the Cusco city center

 

Manos Unidas has built relationships with more than 130 Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) in the region of Cusco, uniting efforts to create a more inclusive society for People with Disabilities

THE PROBLEM


1/59 children around the world have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (Center for Disease Control, 2018)

%

Only 4% of the children with disabilities in the region of Cusco are receiving an education

%

of children with disabilities receiving an education in Peru
attend segregated schools  

Professional higher education degrees for special education  exist for teachers in Peru

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