What we do

CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.



what we do



  • Since its creation in 1993, the Adopt-A-School program has grown from 10 schools to 53 communities, 103 schools, and over 3,000 teachers and students. We are proud of our long term commitment.
  • The program supports a variety of schools, from one-room schoolhouses to combined kindergarten, primary, and high schools.
  • Education is free in Peru, but students are required to purchase their own notebooks, rulers, pens, and pencils, which is an almost impossible financial burden for most rural families. Adopt-A-School provides these necessary learning materials.
  • The Adopt-A-School Program encourages intercultural awareness and exchanges of friendship and goodwill among Peruvians and visitors from around the world.
  • Program supporters are encouraged to send posters about themselves and their customs, along with photos to the Peruvians they are assisting. In return, supporters will receive photos and letters from Peru, providing a personal view into the rich and diverse culture of these rural communities and their children.
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