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Understanding well-being and poverty among rural youth in Peru: advancing life chances by exploring barriers and potential

About the project

It was part of the Penn State Seed Fund Projects – PUCP – UNI, whose purpose was to develop proposals to apply for international funds. This research provided guidelines for implementing the Transitioning (TransitANDO) from Classroom to Territory project  which proposed to generate a learning network among students, teachers and the local population, based on reflecting on the Rural Territorial Development (DTR) approach, stressing rural youth, by promoting activities that involve extension, teaching and research integration.


  • Silvana Vargas Winstanley (Co-PI, PUCP)
  • Leif Jensen (PI, PSU)

Participating Institutions

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru
    • Institute for Nature, Earth and Energy
  • Pennsylvania State University (PSU)
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI)
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