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Shop for a Cause - Peruvian Night
Inca Kids, Peru Wow and 5Continents are hosting a “shop for a cause” event benefiting "Teach Peru" a non-profit trying to reduce the disparity in education in a country where only 1 out 10 students achieve the expected learnings in math.
10% of all sales on Feb. 25 will sponsor the best and brightest Peruvian university graduates to enter the classrooms in vulnerable and unprivileged areas in Lima to teach and inspire thousands of children attending public school. Additional donations will be taken at the store and are tax deductible in the US.
http://www.EnsenaPeru.org is a member of Teach for All and follows the successful model of Teach For America, in which well-trained university graduates work full-time for two years going above and beyond traditional expectations to help their students achieve at high levels in key subjects such as math and communications. The goal for 2011 is to hire 67 teachers to impact 5,300 elementary school students.
WHAT: Sample Peruvian cuisine and drinks while shopping for a cause.
WHEN: February 25, 2011 from 5:00pm-10:00pm
WHY: Shop for wonderful artisanal products, hand knitted toys and accessories, home décor in mahogany and silver and natural fiber accessories while supporting high quality education in Peru.
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About Inca Kids, a fair trade venture working exclusively with skilled yet unprivileged Peruvian artisans to craft high quality hand knitted artisan toys, accessories and holiday decor.