Delosi Co-Invests in Grant Alongside The Starbucks Foundation to Support Education Initiative in Peru Coffee Communities

The Global Community Impact Grant in Peru will improve classroom quality and teacher skills to allow youth to thrive.

As part of The Starbucks Foundation’s Global Community Impact Grants program and in celebration of Starbucks Peru 19th anniversary, Delosi has co-invested in a grant to support Transforma, a nonprofit in Peru. Through this unique program, Delosi nominated Transforma to support locally relevant community impact. In addition to the $100,000 awarded by The Starbucks Foundation to Transforma, Delosi is providing in-kind support for the design of the campaign, implementation of materials and advice on media investment to support the development of early childhood education programs for coffee-growing communities in Peru.

“Delosi and Starbucks Peru seek to generate a positive impact in our community; therefore, we have a great commitment to the development and growth of the market. For us, nothing can help a person to improve their conditions and quality of life more than education. For this reason, Transforma is the ideal ally to help enhance primary education in vulnerable areas where a large part of the coffee community is located,” said Cristel Delgado, Operations Manager at Starbucks Peru and Bolivia.

Transforma, Delosi, and The Starbucks Foundation came together to create a positive impact in the daily lives of the children in coffee-growing areas of Peru, including Cajamarca, Junin, San Martin and Pasco. The project provides the necessary support to educational institutions intending to close the gaps in child development indicators for children between 2 and 5 years old and their families. Transforma will aim to improve the quality of interaction between children and educators as a key factor in promoting basic skills in girls and boys, such as emotional regulation, creative thinking, and language development.

The grant will allow the offering of digital learning platform for teachers and school administrators to access content and tools to help improve the quality of their educational services. In addition, a team of volunteer partners (employees) will contribute to the quality of services in the targeted schools and promote for the rights of early childhood to access quality services.

“This is a very important moment for Transforma. We have been selected by The Starbucks Foundation to develop rural areas across the market, and this grant will allow us to expand the scope of our programs and have a positive impact on the lives of many families. Achieving improvements in the quality of services aimed at early childhood is key to their current quality of life and the development of the market” indicated Verónica Beytia, Executive Director of Transforma.

Announced in March 2022, The Starbucks Foundation’s Global Community Impact Grants initiative is a $30 million investment by 2030 to drive impact across the focus areas of youth empowerment, inclusion & diversity, social services, hunger relief, economic opportunity, and coffee-, tea- and cocoa-growing communities. With more than 90 grants awarded across 40+ markets in its inaugural year, the program expands on the company’s people positive ambition to enhance the well-being of all who connect with Starbucks. It builds on other initiatives of The Starbucks Foundation – including Neighborhood Grants, Origin Grants, and Disaster Response Grants – which focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity as well as uplifting communities affected by a disaster.

“Since the beginning, Starbucks has been about more than coffee. We are a people company, driven by our Mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit of all who touch Starbucks,” said Michael Conway, group president, International, and Channel Development at Starbucks and board member of The Starbucks Foundation. “Our partners know their communities best, and we’re proud to work alongside our licensed business partners around the world to deepen our collective impact and invest in meaningful ways that will help people and communities thrive.”

This co-investment is part of The Starbucks Foundation's commitment to Peru, which, since last year, has financed new comprehensive community programs in the Cusco and Cajamarca regions, focusing on improving the lives, livelihoods, and health of coffee communities and diversifying income, intending to directly empower 2,400 women and impact 20,000 community members in 37 rural coffee communities. This project complements The Starbucks Foundation’s Origin Grants program which seeks to positively impact 1 million women and girls in coffee-, tea- and cocoa-growing communities by 2030.

Learn more about the Global Community Impact Grants program at Starbucks Stories.

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