Asociacion Civil Yachay Wasi Casa Cultural Ollantaytambo

YACHAY WASI is a Quechua expression (the ancient language of the Incas), which means "house of learning". This is what we have named this non-profit association, which hopes to open doors to culture and education, by inspiring an interest in reading, culture, sport, art and knowledge. Our mission is to complement and contribute to the formal and informal education of children and adolescents in the district of Ollantaytambo, offering various educational and recreational alternatives and activities. We are interested in forming people who are reflective, creative, critical, secure in themselves, motivated and balanced, transmitting to them good values and providing them with tool...

Kids helping to plant our tree

Kids helping to plant our tree
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Families planting a tree in our school

Families planting a tree in our school
On our first anniversary the families were helping to dig a hole, for our project " Tierra de Ninos", to plant a "Floripondio" tree, in order for the kids take care of her. (view small | med | large | orig)

Singing for the " Pachamama" ( Mother Earth )

Singing for the " Pachamama" ( Mother Earth )
Yesterday April 22 we celebrated our first anniversary as a Day Care Center and Kindergarden together with the Earth Day.We invited the parents to come and join us on our games and activities related with the environment. In order to get to know to he families our project " Tierra de Ninos", the kids were singing a song to the Mother Earth, that was followed by an " Pago a la Pachamama" ( a peruvian ritual when you give the kind of supplies you want to offer to the " Pachamama" in order to have luck, fertility and abundance ). Next to it all together planted a " Floripondio" tree, so the children can take care of her everyday and see her grow. (view small | med | large | orig)

Meet our children!!

Meet our children!!
Percy - Percy Elvis Cchauana was born on May 25 of 2007. He lives in the district of Ollantaytambo, in Cusco, Peru, together with his grandmother that works at the house and his father he works on construction. His mother died when he was really young and he has two brothers. His family are "quechua" ( Inca Language ) speakers and they live in the farms near here. Percy is introverted, relaxed and very interested in his classes, loves to come to kindergarden. He is very cooperative, organized, but can get frustrated easily. He is also indenpendent and likes to finish what he starts. (view small | med | large | orig)

Diony and Wendy

Diony and Wendy
It was their first time on a trampolim!!! (view small | med | large | orig)
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