On Our Way to Peru! Let’s Talk Literacy!

Posted by Rachel Kornhauser on
Fri, 09/04/2015

Photo provided by Global Nomads Group

As our partners Global Nomads Group and Save the Children prep for our second Literacy Challenge webcast - Thursday, September 10th in Peru - we’re excited to bring you blogs from the field. Follow Rachel Kornhauser,Global Nomads Group consultant and webcast hostess, as she writes about their adventures in Peru. RSVP here to secure your team's spot for the webcast!

When you think of Peru, you might find yourself inspired to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, drooling over the vibrant food, or itching to explore the Amazon Rainforest. Have you heard of the mountainous region of Apurimac, the district of Andahuaylas, or the small town Luis Pata? Have you imagined the names, faces, and favorite stories of the teachers and students at the Luis Pata School? 

On behalf of the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge and with colleagues from Global Nomads Group (GNG) and Save the Children I am incredibly excited to fill in some of those blanks for you. I will be leaving New York City on Friday to travel to Luis Pata, Peru to bring YOU the final webcast of the Literacy Challenge.

Since last September, when this challenge began, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing people working to help improve literacy in Mali, Nepal, and Peru. Students creating and sending in bookmarks from every corner of the globe, the dedicated Save the Children staff at offices and schools around the world, the joyful students who welcomed me to their school in Zomba, Malawi, and each and every one of you reading this blog, have taught me the importance of literacy, and the power of working together to tackle global issues. This final webcast will introduce you to even more people: students, volunteers, teachers, and parents--committed to improving lives through literacy among young people in Andahuaylas.

I look forward to seeing you from Peru!


The Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge, in partnership with Save the Children and Global Nomads Group, will help thousands of children in disadvantaged communities become successful life-long readers and learners. The Bezos Family Foundation, through Students Rebuild, matched each bookmark you made and mailed in with $1—up to $300,000—for Save the Children’s Literacy Boost program in Mali, Nepal and Peru.