Jorge Roldan Del Solar

Jorge Roldan Del Solar

Jorge Roldan Del Solar

Social worker, Qosqo Maki, Peru

Jorge Roldán del Solar has been a community social worker with the Qosqo Maki association for over 20 years. He cares for children and young people living on the streets and supports them on their way through life. Jorge is responsible for the dormitory, which he manages with the help of the young people. He organizes the social work team and coordinates with the other teams of Qosqo Maki. He espouses an alternative educational approach that consists in helping their young charges to implement their life projects, assume their responsibilities and value their capacities. Jorge Roldán del Solar is committed to the defence of the rights of this vulnerable population and contributes to Qosqo Maki’s work to make them visible.

Qosqo Maki, Cusco, our partner in Peru

Founded more than 30 years ago, the Peruvian association Qosqo Maki supports children and young people aged 12 to 17 living or working on the streets of Cusco. Together with them, it co-manages an outdoor alternative education service, which includes a night shelter. For years, in partnership with Apprentis d’Auteuil, it has been developing support and reintegration projects for young people in street situations. Qosqo Maki aims to encourage each individual to develop their capacities and skills while empowering them to become agents of change for themselves and their communities. Alongside, it advocates for the recognition of their rights.