The AASD is a trusted, recognized community-based organization in the Cusco region of Peru. The Center for Andean Studies is the place where academia and indigenous culture come together to share and collaborate. Through this interaction, we learn from the amazing strengths of Andean culture while supporting community-led development projects. Our family consists of an organizational staff, students, teachers, volunteers, community members, and supporters. Because people are our most important asset we have evolved an organizational culture that is supportive and learning based. Learn more and become a part of our family. But don’t just take our word for it, the proof is in the pudding when you watch the AASD overview video below made by a former intern.
For a deeper dive into our philosophy, settle in for following mini-documentary on Irresponsible Development and how AASD and partners strive for a better path. If you find yourself nodding, please consider supporting our cause and that of these communities.