KOSHI is a nonprofit association dedicated to actively engage with the population of the Peruvian Amazon by participating in the educational and cultural life of the local people.
KOSHI is a nonprofit association dedicated to actively engage with the population of the Peruvian Amazon by participating in the educational and cultural life of the local people. We aim to promote knowledge transfer between individuals from different cultures, to encourage tolerance of diversity and to foster the Amazonian culture as a driving force for local development and social welfare. Our work is combined with a vision for conscious socio-economic growth and social inclusion for the most vulnerable parts of the population, specifically children and women.
Our main goal and focus is to promote activities of knowledge and skills sharing and to stimulate cultural expression. Traditional knowledge is an important resource not only for local communities but also for humanity, it is a source of intangible and material wealth that needs to be protected and promoted. On the other hand, other forms of modern abilities and information are important to help this intercultural exchange and to stimulate socio-cultural development of the world’s population. We want to generate a dynamic of social responsibility and trust among society.
With a team of local volunteers and the people from the neighborhood we have created a comfortable small place where we could work with the children and the young people. Mainly we help students with their homework, we realize cultural artistic and sports activities, workshops, trainings. We have a basic mobile cinema infrastructures to run a community cinema and also the children realize a monthly news program as well as documentaries about their local culture. Such expression is essential for indigenous communities, both as an engine of development and necessary feature of social welfare. You are welcome to be part of this experience spending several hours per week to integrate within the community and have a lot of free time to explore the jungle
None of is gaining money from what we do. Koshi has been operating since 2006 and has always managed to do a huge amount of work for free, sharing experience and stimulating local and foreigners to contribute to our society from their heart. We do not provide meals and accomodation, but we can help you organizing your stay in Puerto Maldonado