progress I  2011:

the start of PCD phase II - planning and managing the first steps

community development, planning and construction

In May and June of 2011 John and Bob returned to Perú as founders of PCD embarking on a new phase of their work.  They passed the first days in Lima in meetings, making contacts, visiting and re-connecting with old friends.

They commenced information gathering related to the application requirements for registering PCD as an NGO in Perú.  John, Bob, and Cucha Bravo, a Peruvian friend and assistant, initiated an exploratory meeting to gather such information with Sr. Anselmo Caycho H., at the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation APCI; the Peruvian agency for registration of foreign NGO’s.  John had follow up meetings with Sr. Caycho in which they reviewed in detail the rules governing required submissions for proceeding with their application.  Among other things discussed was their working in Perú prior to registration of PCD in Perú as an NGO.

Simultaneously they continued the search for sites, begun in 2008 for the 1970-72 schools.   Again, they started with their memories, such as they are, their personal records, and the sites named in the 1970 PC report received in 2008.  To facilitate their search John visited the offices of the Peruvian national mapping agency, the National Geographic Institute, to obtain detailed maps of Perú, including the departments of Lima and Ancash as well as the Casma area and surrounds.  At the mapping agency John checked for mapped locations of several of the villages named.  He was able to locate the village of Mojique on the maps but neither Santa Matilde nor some others, in any of the mapping agency records.  They set off for Casma to continue this new phase of their work.



Left - transportation for two to Mojique & Santa Matilde.

Right and below - children in the classes.


Huambacho el Arenal

School photos - fun in the school yard.










La Victoria

To the left - the view from the road to La Victoria.

Below - the new school that was built in the village.     


Below - the remnants of the 1970 school waiting to be recycled.

To the right - a typical village street.

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