Children of the Rainbow


AKP Project Since 2008



AKP helps severely impoverished Peruvian children “to dream, to play, to hope”


Since 2008, AKP has helped support Children of the Rainbow in its belief that “every child has the right to be loved, to dream, to play, to hope, to be part of a family, to learn and to be.” For indigent children of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, this was an unattainable goal until Helena van Engelen and her team opened Children of the Rainbow, where the most impoverished, at-risk children receive meals, medical and dental care and education.

For some, Children of the Rainbow is home, but for most it is a center providing warm meals and educational support to more than 130 children. Children have the opportunity to attend a primary school with a “whole child” approach to education, which requires the whole family to be committed to the process. Families from the Sacred Valley also benefit from an in-house doctor and dentist, who maintain permanent practices at the center.

Visit this Project

Travel to Kuychi Center in Cusco and tour Children of the Rainbow. Enjoy a barbecue lunch prepared and served by students training to work in the hospitality industry. Walk the grounds and watch lively activities at the primary school, play games with the children or help them practice their English.

A&K can include a visit to Children of the Rainbow at Kuychi Center on a Tailor Made Journey to Peru. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you. Guests travelling on the Luxury Small Group Journeys Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley and Family Peru also visit Children of the Rainbow.