Unlike other schools, our aim was not just to teach you Spanish. We were also here to provide a future for disadvantaged children and young people in Cusco; Children and young people who otherwise would only have access to limited education and career opportunities.
Amigos is and will always be about symbiosis: that is, two distinct groups of people helping and growing from each other. You learn Spanish, and as a result, we will support the local community in Cusco. We are working in future projects for the local community.
While working as a Spanish teacher in Cuzco, Jesús Napancca often saw many children working on the streets. He was sad to see that life was just the same for these children as it was for him as a child. He realized that a lack of skills, especially in English, was severely limiting these children's opportunities. In 1998, Jesús befriended two children (Sergio & John) and began to teach them English for free. Seeing how helpful these classes were to Sergio and John, Jesús began to make plans to create a school through a foundation to help more children. This foundation would be financed through the proceeds of a Spanish School, which would provide Spanish classes to foreigners.