Our History – The Foundation
Amigos has always been about more than just language classes. Read on and find out a little more about our history. The official name of our organization was Nuevo Día del Cusco (NDDC), but we like to call it The Amigos Foundation. Within The Amigos Foundation, exists our Youth Program.
The Amigos Foundation was founded in April 2000, with the objective to give education, food, and host any students in emergency if necessary, as stated in our constitution. Jesus and his friend Finn Byrum, a Danish photojournalist who was immediately taken with the plight of the street children in Cusco agreed to help Jesús with his project. The two created an official Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) named Nuevo Dia del Cusco Foundation that would have its first project;
In 2002, the Amigos Foundation came into being. It began with a unique goal in mind; to become the first language school in Cusco to provide invaluable language skills, care and academic support to some of Cusco’s most disadvantaged students.