Campaign: Project Opportunity
Project Opportunity was created in October 2012 by Ariana Paredes-Vincent and Delphine Uriburu-Wilder, two 15-year-old high school students in Washington D.C. During the summer of 2012, they went to Lima, Peru to volunteer with CEDRO, a non-profit organization that deals with drug, alcohol and violence prevention in Peru.
After seeing such poverty and lack of opportunities they have been dedicated to improving the lives of the children that have changed their lives forever.
Their mission is to provide educational opportunities that at-risk youth would not otherwise have for their transition into adulthood both before and after aging out of institutionalized care. These opportunities will then guide them on a successful path to becoming healthy members of society.
With the campaign’s help, the young women will be able to pay for the second half of a scholarship to pay for Benjamin Torrejon Bocanegra to complete his vocational training program at SISE, a specialized culinary institute in Lima, Peru.
The campaign’s goal is $2,500 and ends January 6, 2015.