“We didn’t have anywhere to evacuate to or any means of removing the water.”

Walter Cumbia, Leadership School alumni

When Cyclone Yaku caused flooding across José Leonardo Ortiz, in northern Peru, students and alumni of Centro Santa Angela’s Leadership School took action. In the urban community of José Francisco Cabrera, Walter Cabrera helped organize his neighbours and assess the situation. With nobody else to help them out, they devised an ingenious way of draining away the water.

Walter is a Leadership School alumni and now sits on the school’s citizen watchdog committee COVAG.

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