Petit and Franz arrived in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in 1988, committed to supporting young people in their new community. Motivated by the children’s smiles, they decided to offer them the opportunity for a better life through education.
They began sharing their lives with the children, their families, and the community at large, thus reaffirming their commitment to the Sacred Valley.
They started by helping local schools—improving infrastructure and organizing sports and cultural activities. Following their beliefs in inclusion and equality, they founded the Sol y Luna Association. They opened the Sol y Luna Lodge to support their educational projects and to create jobs for the community.
After 10 years of working with different schools and programs, Petit and Franz decided to open the Sol y Luna Intercultural School.
Today, the objectives of the foundation are:
To offer a high-quality education
Because a full education is what gives children the tools to be active in their own development and to advocate for their inclusion in the work force.
To give access to culture and to promote sports
Sports and cultural activities allow the students to foster a collective identity, be proud of their roots, and learn to work as a team.
To support children in their development
The well-rounded academic education and the workshops we offer allow children to develop their emotional intelligence and their cognitive abilities.