by Help One Now 100K Lives Impacted Peru
Colégio Kairos an education and community development initiative of Help One Now - provides quality education to more than 450 children in Iquitos,...
Nearly 20 years ago the Malpartida family launched Kairos Ministries, which now consists of a church and two schools. Since that time, they have been tirelessly building bridges in their community by providing quality education and care for vulnerable children, and counseling and support for struggling families. Many of the children who attend Kairos schools live in Belén. These children and their families are receiving education—often the first step toward breaking cycles of poverty—and support that would otherwise be out of reach.
The two campuses of Colégio Kairos serve nearly 500 students in grades K-12, and they even offer advanced classes such as Accounting, Trigonometry, Chemistry and more. The school is proud to serve “problem kids” with nowhere else to go. And many alumni of Kairos are now bringing their children to the school.
Our goal in the short-term is to gain 100 child sponsorships for vulnerable children who attend Kairos Schools. This will allow the schools to improve their facilities, services and staff, and aid in the development of a trade school for those transitioning into the next phase of life. In the long-term, we hope to walk alongside Mercedes Malpartida, leader of Kairos Ministries, and explore the possibilities of rescuing and restoring abused women and children in Iquitos. Mercedes has a big vision for the future…as the church grows and the schools begin to thrive, she wants to provide a refuge, a safe house, for abused children and young women.