Dalko Jeri Flores
University of Colorado Boulder - 2019
Trying to bring development to a community located in the rural areas of the Peruvian Andes.
Project: I am trying to bring development to a community located in the rural areas of the Peruvian Andes. Challhuahuacho is a town that lacks basic needs such as proper water sanitation system, infrastructure such as schools and medical centers, and is very poorly on genral communication with the outside world.
Research was the first stage of the project, and this stage gave productive outcomes in order to develop the next step which is to create consciousness about the situation of this town. The Challhuahuacho community is composed by an estimate of 1800 people throughout a very treacherous area surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Its economy is based on agriculture and stock market. The community needed a school for their youth, which signified an important ratio of their population.
Inspiration: I was born in Lima, Peru. I also hope to maintain my thankful mind towards the most needy people. A priest once said “The only reason there is extremely rich people, is because there is extremely poor people” I think that I am privileged to be in certain circumstances that most people cannot, so I want to give this opportunity back to the people as a sign of their generosity.
Future Plans: * I want to be an engineer. This is because I plan to help the most needed after I get enough training on developing projects. * I really want to join Engineers Without Borders. I have had contact with this organization on campus, and I really appreciate their work throughout the world.