Proyecto ChaskawasiChaskawasi, Home of the Stars
Proyecto Chaskawasi, Manu-Perú

We promote the exercise of

children's rights

Proyecto Chaskawasi, Manu-Perú

We provide access

to education

Proyecto Chaskawasi, Manu-Perú

We provide remedial classes

and school support

Proyecto Chaskawasi, Manu-Perú

We conduct workshops and

extracurricular activities

Gestión sostenible de recursos naturales

We promote sustainable management

of natural resources

Proyecto Chaskawasi, Manu-Perú


fill your life with happiness

Proyecto Chaskawasi, Manu-Perú

Children teach us

to live from the heart

Student Shelter

Chaskawasi Manu

Home of the Stars

The project depends on the O.N.G. or civil association, nonprofit, Allin Kausanaypaq.

Our goal is to live in a better world, to evolve, to feel and live the visions and the dreams of those of us who are no longer isolated. To embrace them as part of the great family we are, with our shared dreams, our thoughts and concerns.

Would you like to volunteer at Chaskawasi Manu?

The Student Shelter Chaskawasi Manu Project, located in Perú, integrates three areas of intervention:

Exercise of Rights

Promotion of Children’s rights, in particular those concerning education, identity and health.

Access to Education

Facilitating access to education by providing accomodation for children and adolescents without economic resources and limited access to training.


Promotion of knowledge and experience of the natural and sustainable management of natural resources.

Would you like to collaborate with us?

Geographic location and environment

The Student Shelter Chaskawasi Manu, derives its name form the Quechua word meaning Home of the Stars. It is located in the village of Salvation, in the Cultural Zone of the Biosphere Reserve of Manu in Cusco, Peru.

The largest reserve of tropical rainforest in the world is located in the end of the upper Amazon in a remote region of southeastern Peru, just a 160 km. from the spectacular Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

Four ethnic groups currently inhabit the Manu, two of them are still isolated from any contact with civilization in a protected area of 1.881.200 hectares.

With an area half the size of Switzerland, Manu has perhaps the richest diversity of species of any protected area in the world.

Manu is unique because it comprises three perfectly distinct ecosystems:

  • The Puna, high altitude area and scarce vegetation, similar to the tundra, where a type of yellow grass called “ichu”, grows, it is dotted with deep blue lakes and populated with llamas with bright ear ornaments.
  • The cloud forest, is a world of mystery, permanently immersed in dense fog and inhabited by the cock of the rock bird with its striking red color, spectacled bears and endless giant ferns.
  • The tropical lower rainforest, home to the giant black caiman, the giant otter, thirteen monkey species and more than a thousand species of birds (10% of all the world’s species). Despite the invasions suffered, first by the Incas and later by Spanish conquistadors and Victorian rubber tappers, the Biosphere Reserve of Manu has been largely protected through the centuries because of its remote location and the presence of hostile native tribes.