ACIES (Esperanza Civil Association) is a nongovernmental organization based in the impoverished Esperanza neighbourhood of Cajamarca, Peru. The association offers children and adults programs that help improve their quality of life and their levels of education through personal and community development. ACIES runs the Alternative Campesino School in the rural community of Pomobamba and an afterschool program of alternative education in Esperanza. Members of ACIES are volunteers—students and professionals—from a range of disciplines.
Projects that Heart-Links currently supports:
- Esperanza Centre for Alternative Education
- Expression through Drawing, Words, and Weaving
Watch this video about ACIES and the work they do: