A Global Online Learning Community for families and educators


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“Ayllu”, translated as “community” in Peru’s Quechua language, is a strategic program designed to create broad systematic change to the learning outcomes and community participation of children with disabilities across Spanish speaking communities.

Our mission is to improve access to evidence-based information, training and advocacy tools for families and educators that can be easily comprehended and applied within home and school environments.

“Ayllu” is the cumulation of over 10 years of field knowledge and evidence based curriculum…

Ayllu is digitally transforming over 10 years of field knowledge and curriculum developed for Manos Unidas Peru’s teacher and parent training programs.  We are in the process of creating a web-based video curriculum with dozens of disability education, training, and advocacy modules taught in Spanish by professionals across the globe. 

The proprietary content is adapted for cultural relevance by breaking down complex information into useful and practical strategies through video instruction and real-life case studies that families and teachers can easily implement in their environments.

A Global Online Community

Ayllu brings together Spanish-speaking learners from around the globe who are interested in improving the learning outcomes of children with disabilities.

Ayllu’s professional consultants offer personalized learning approaches for each registered member.  The team uses Ayllu’s video curriculum modules to customize learning tracks based on each members need, determined by an intake interview.

In an effort to build the community, the team also hosts live webinars, live Q & A sessions and group chats open to all members as a platform to share and exchange experiences.


Ayllu offers different types of memberships:

  • Organizational membership (a school, early intervention center, childcare center, community service based org)
  • Individual membership (a parent, a caregiver, a teacher)

Members can join for a monthly fee or purchase individual course bundles. 

Membership prices are offered at an affordable, below market rate. 

Sliding scale and 100% subsidation options are available. 

Expert Content Advisors & Contributors:

Alison Moors-Lipshin


Mapy Chavez-Askins


Andrew Gardner


Geographical Reach

Ayllu’s vision is to bring together Spanish speaking families and educators across the America’s regardless of geographical location . . .

But to start, we will begin with our connections in:

  • Cusco, Peru
  • Baja California, Mexico
  • Washington state

Each geographical region has a tight story and connect to the history and presence of Manos Unidas including where the U.S. organization is incorporated.

The Global Challenges
  • Ninety per cent of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school, says UNESCO. (UNESCO)
  • Family members and primary care providers assume responsibility for children’s learning and lack access to evidence based practical, culturally relevant tools to support learning.
  • Education systems lack access to evidence based strategies, the tools toand train and provide quality education.
  • Many cultural barriers and social stigmas continue to perpetuate segregation and isolation of children, youth and adults with disabilities.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Ayllu is an endeavor aligning with the United Nation’s Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities and Strategic Development Goals #4 (Quality Education) and #10 (Reduced Inequalities).

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 The Ayllu Project is actively seeking grants, partnerships and sponsors

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