Amantani works to help children from marginalised Quechua families to access education, stimulating social development for Peru’s rural communities. Together with our friends at Andina restaurant in London, we have created Meet My World; a participatory film campaign developed by indigenous children from the Andes of Peru.
Perception of life in other countries can be distorted by not-for-profit organisations that fail to mention the positive aspects of life in the communities they support. This approach reinforces racial stereotypes, and comes at a cost to societies that isn’t being accounted for. We want to address this historical imbalance, moving away from pity and assumptions of cultural superiority, towards reciprocal connections based on respect and common understanding.
Our Meet My World project allows young people to define how they are portrayed. We simply enable them to write and present their own films in which they can teach people all over the world the traditional skills and knowledge from their communities.
"MEET ME IN LIMA"
At 8 am on Monday the 21st of November, the nine young filmmakers behind Meet My World were dropped off at Cusco´s airport by friends and family. Alongside team members, the children were about to board a plane to Lima for the very first time. Thanks to LATAM airlines, the group travelled to attend the launch of Meet My World in Lima. Their journey is documented in three chapters below. Enjoy!
"HOW TO HAVE FUN WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY"
2014: THE YEAR OF FOOD
In 2014, twelve young people from Amantani's Boarding Houses wrote and presented short films all about traditional skills related to food. Their films have now been seen by more than 50,000 people all over the world. There is no doubt they will never forget the first time they heard that statistic!
PHOTOS: BEHIND THE SCENES
Thanks to Estrella Vivanco-Stevenson.
Our mission is to help the indigenous children of Peru keep their smiles. We help children from marginalised Quechua families to access education, stimulating social development for Peru’s most disadvantaged communities. Our intercultural philosophy promotes social inclusion, helping children gain skills to negotiate Peru’s modern society, whilst encouraging indigenous autonomy and cultural pride.
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