Who we are
Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation, Inc. , better known as PEOF, is a non-profit U.S. public charity 501(c)(3) founded with the goal of community enrichment through education in Central America, originating in Perquín, Morazán, El Salvador. PEOF is also registered with the appropriate authorities in El Salvador as a foreign non-profit foundation
To break cycles of poverty and elevate rural Salvadoran communities through innovative and pertinent education for youth.
We envision a healthy, safe, and prosperous El Salvador where youth and their families can build a future to stay. Together, we will prepare our young people with the technical and human qualities that allow them to shape their own future with security and quality.
In 2007, a small group of U.S. Americans and Salvadorans gathered in Perquín, Morazán, El Salvador and concluded an educational effort was needed to overcome local socio-economic stagnation. From this meeting was born PEOF, driven largely by Ronald Brenneman, a U.S. American who has been linked with the people of Morazán since 1983 when much of the population found refuge in Honduras.
Donald Warnick of Lancaster, PA served as the first President of PEOF from 2008 up until his passing in 2019.
Ronald Brenneman served as the first Secretary of PEOF and legal representative in El Salvador from 2008 until 2020. He remains as a legal advisor to PEOF to assist with organizational growth.
Our team is a binational group of individuals with multidisciplinary backgrounds, including medical professionals, scientists, professors, teachers, and more.
Our Pillars of Development
Rural education is pertinent to the extent that it is inserted in the local socioeconomic development.
Research & Production
Train young people for life in real conditions that allow the application of knowledge and development of skills.
Science & Technology
Scientific Technological Development to improve and expand production, environmental protection and natural resource management.
Innovation and Development
Direct intervention in areas identified as urgent and necessary in social, economic and cultural matters.
How to helpLet’s disrupt poverty together!
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