The Educational Project of Student Accomodation Chaskawasi develops in the town of Salvation, Manu, Madre de Dios, Peru. Aims to enable a better quality of life for children and adolescents Amazonian native communities with poor access to education and low income and, in turn, contribute to the development of the province of Manu to training in the use Amazon sustainable natural resources abundant in the area.
The town of Salvation is the capital of the Province of Manu, its geographical area corresponds to the cultural area of the Manu Biosphere Reserve. It is located in the departments of Cusco and Madre de Dios.
The Manu Biosphere Reserve is located southwest of Peru, partially located in the regions of Madre de Dios and Cusco, in the provinces of Manu and Paucartambo with an area of 1,909,800 ha..
It is divided into three major areas: the National Park with 1,532,806 ha.; Reserved Zone, with 257,000 ha.; and Transition or Cultural Zone with 120,000 ha..
The Manu National Park was established on May 29, 1973 by Supreme Decree No. 0644-73-AG. The Manu National Park has been recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1987, and previously (1977) UNESCO recognized it as the core of the Biosphere Reserve area and is part of the great biological diversity in the Amazon.
The Youth Education Project Chaskawasi integrates three areas of intervention: educational axis; facilitating access to education through the dormitory for children and adolescents without economic resources and limited access to education; axis of children’s rights; promoting the exercise of the rights of children taking as pillars education, identity and health; and environment axis; promoting training on environment and sustainable management of natural resources.