The Building Hope Foundation
NBHF will provide and support educational opportunities for the people living in remote river villages along the Amazon River/and or its tributaries. By working with the children of Ayacucho Village we are hoping to fulfill a primary mission of our Foundation which is to provide monies for underserved populations who are in cultural, social, educationally need of world-wide support.
Working in collaboration with Ministerio de Education in Peru and the principle and teachers of Ayacucho Tipishica-Rio Amazonas, our foundation will provide, uniforms, undergarments, shoes, rubber boots, back pack and school supplies to all children attending school in Ayacucho Village. Future Projects for Ayacucho Village include: the repair of the both the primary and kindergarten schools, with our ultimate goal being to raise the necessary funds to construct a secondary school. This school will provide education to the children living in San Juan Yanayacu, Ayacucho Villages, and three surrounding communities. This will be considered phase II of the Ayacucho Children's Project.
Working with Universidad Nacional de la Amazona Peruana we will help initiate and support research opportunities and programs in the Amazon River basin, especially in the area of family, education, gender and social issues.
To assist, develop, and support art and art education programs in Iquitos City. Our foundation for the past three years has provided in Iquitos City, training workshops for teachers of classical ballet as well as provided workshops in classical ballet and ballet variations for Peruvian ballet students. Our workshops are done in collaboration with Loreto Dance (Silvia Zumaeta del Aquila, director) and Escuela Danse Art (Sorella Melina Salazar Braga, director). We are currently working with anthropology students at the Universidad Nacional de la Amazona Peruana (UNAP). By utilizing the Laban Theory of Movement we are currently assisting Peruvian anthropology students in documenting the dances of Peru’s indigenous people, including, Bora, Shipibo, Whitoto, Yagua, Matses and Aschuar people. In 2015, we began a collaboration with Universidad Cientifica del Peru (UCP) working with cultural dance director, Anthony Nunez del Prado Ruiz and ballet director, Silvia Zumaeta del Aquila in creating the first Nutcracker Ballet in this remote jungle city.
We are also assisting UCP in creating dance education courses including: Laban Theory of Movement, history of dance in culture, methods of teaching movement activities K – 12, Ballet History, and Dance Production.