MEET US

Here we are.

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Alicia Sales

Administrative ASsistant

Didi A.Muktivrata

exe. director
of amurt

Jesús Vila

program developer

Mahajoy Laufer

director

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Alicia Seminario Sales

Administrative Assistant, Cultural Advisor

Alicia is from Piura, Peru. She has lived in Paraíso Alto for 24 years. She has worked as a project supervisor for Machu Picchu Stars, SAC. All her four children and one of her three grandchildren have participated in Rurapuk programs throughout the years.

Didi A. Muktivrata

Executive Director, AMURT

Didi Ananda Muktivrata is a yogic nun originally from the United States. She studied meditation and yoga philosophy in India in the 1980s. Since that time, she has been working in education and social service projects in Japan, Taiwan, Brazil and Peru. 

 

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Jesús Vila

program developer

Jesús is  from Lima, Peru. He studied in the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú where he has worked as an assistant professor of philosophy since 2012.  His  specialty is conceptual systems consultation for both businesses and social projects. His current research explores how philosophy can be used in education.

Mahajoy Laufer

director

Mahajoy is from the USA and grew up in Western Massachusetts. In 2015 she came to Peru to volunteer in Rurapuk teaching dance and English. Mahajoy graduated with her Master’s in Social Work from Smith College and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker.

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Our Board

Rurapuk is an initiative under the association Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT), managed by the 5-member Board based in Lima, Peru. The association was created in 2006 with social and philanthropic aims to improve the social conditions of marginalized groups in Lima.

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From left to right Mery Oblea Acosta, Roxana Maria Bobadilla Ascuña, Didi A. Muktivrata, Marilena Camarena Crisostomo, Jose Junior Davila Cordova

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Happiness is the goal, education is the means

Social service project teaching critical thinking to kids in the outskirts of Lima, Peru.

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