In 2023, we returned to our roots and took Papanoel Trekero back to Huancaya!
For our 14th edition, we chose to revisit a community close to our hearts: Huancaya. Situated in the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Reserve, Huancaya holds special significance for us. It was among the initial destinations we began promoting for tourism in 2009 and where Papanoel Trekero started. This year, we aimed to create an unforgettable Christmas for 80 students from kindergarten to high school. Our plan involved gifting each child a present and ensuring they received a school kit, setting them up for a great start to the school year.
However, we set an ambitious goal once more. We aimed to build a children’s playground within the local school, offering safe recreational activities. To accomplish this, we needed to raise S/30,000, made possible by your tremendous support!
On December 16th, volunteers embarked on a 9-hour road trip to Huancaya. Despite the long journey, it proved worthwhile not just for the breathtaking landscapes along the way but also for the joy we intended to bring. We dedicated ourselves to organizing a day that will forever remain in the hearts of the kids and us.
Our dedicated volunteers excelled in entertaining, painting, running, singing, and playing with children of all ages—even their parents! Our collective presence enabled us to cherish fun and emotional moments together.
This year, Papanoel, also known as Santa Claus, reappeared to sprinkle magic and joy through toys and various gifts. Additionally, we provided them with school supplies essential for the upcoming year. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the event was the newly installed play area, facilitated by the help of teachers and parents. The children were thrilled and immediately started using it.
It was yet another fantastic edition of Papanoel Trekero, made possible solely by your unwavering support over the years.
Special thanks to Sulca Textiles, Les Routes du Monde, Manos de la Comunidad, Daniel Rubio, Diana Alvarado, and our steadfast volunteers who have supported this project throughout the years. 👏
Thank you all for your donations
Cecilia y Hans Glaesner
Valeria y Gisella
Cecilia Villanueva Meyer
Prima de Claudia
Manos de la Comunidad
Luis Felipe Lopez
Becky, Ralf & friends
Silvia Camino de Herrera
Angela Miñope, Richard Ticlo, Oli Navarro & fam
Silvia Villanueva Meyer
Ana Luisa Nava
Javier Villanueva – Meyer
Andres Herrera Camino
To the people that have been part of our team for the past 14 years and the ones that joined us on the way, thank you very much. We could only make it this far because of you.
See you next year!