Martha Davies


1999 Distinguished Contributions to Public Service
in a Pre-College Environment




"For her efforts in founding QuipuNet, a grassroots, 'virtual' organization for Peruvians around the world, to channel education, information and aid to Latin countries, with emphasis on Peru."


Born in Lima Peru, came to USA at age of 17.  Married Howard McLain.  Had 4 children, William, Michael, Maria and Melanie.  Lost Howard after 34 years of marriage.  Four years later I remarried David Davies.  Lived in Port Orchard until his passing.   

One of the founders of Quipunet and ECIE.  Founder of Chapter of AIPEUC in the Puget Sound. Consider herself as"virtual activist".

Quipnet is a "virtual", educational organization, with the use of Internet's simplest tools has been acquiring valuable experiences since the latter part of 1995. We have presented virtual seminars in cooperation with UN-IDNDR (United Nations- International Decade for Natural Disasters Reduction); have established communication networks with rural areas in Peru, allowing us to help the victims of disasters ; have used same networks to build "bridges" to embrace needy schools; and have sponsored virtual, Writing Contests among the schools of Peru, involving students, teachers, schools and city officials.  Learn more about Quipunet.