Latin American Foundation For The Future
Who we are
Latin American Foundation for the Future (LAFF) is a UK registered charity based in Cusco, Peru. LAFF was founded by Sarah Oakes in 2007 and became registered in the UK in 2008 (UK Charity Number: 1125872). LAFF was initially established with the aim of raising funds in the UK to support local children’s organisations in Peru. Based on lessons learned, LAFF has adapted a holistic approach, where it looks to support its four local partner organisations move towards improved capacity, self sufficiency and sustainability – ultimately empowering more and more children and young people in Peru to build a better future for themselves.
LAFF envisions a Latin America where all children and young people have full support in accessing quality education and equal life opportunities. LAFF’s mission is to work with local partners to improve its long-term ability to provide quality education and personal development to children and young people in vulnerable conditions in Peru. The charity currently supports 110 children and young adults in Cusco and Sacred Valley region in Peru.
LAFF works towards two strategic goals for its local partners:
- Improving young people’s prospects through access to education, training, personal development and career guidance
- Improving the sustainability and capacity of local partner organisation