Chicuchas Wasi

Chicuchas Wasi Alternative School for Girls promotes gender equality in a male dominated society, personal self-esteem, and human dignity for the ignored, indigenous female population in rural Andean Society in Cusco, Peru by educating, preparing and empowering girls for a womanhood of economic survival, leadership for social change and new opportunity. With special classes we educate parents, teachers and community participants the value of female education- to end poverty, human rights violations, gender inequality, and prepare adult leaders to promote civic changes in their society by working together in the community.

Chicuchas Wasi
PO Box 1043
Forestville, California 95436
United States
707-939-7162
http://www.chicuchaswasi.org/chicuchaswasi.org/Home.html

Founder and Board President

Diana Rae Lewis

Board of Directors

Karen Amoruso, Rae Lewis, Mary Salfi, Ruth Uribe, Terry McDonald, Elizabeth Woods

Project Leaders

Diana Rae Lewis

Mission

Chicuchas Wasi Alternative School for Girls promotes gender equality in a male dominated society, personal self-esteem, and human dignity for the ignored, indigenous female population in rural Andean Society in Cusco, Peru by educating, preparing and empowering girls for a womanhood of economic survival, leadership for social change and new opportunity. With special classes we educate parents, teachers and community participants the value of female education- to end poverty, human rights violations, gender inequality, and prepare adult leaders to promote civic changes in their society by working together in the community.

Programs

*Free primary grade education at CW Alternative School for Undervalued Girls for 130 students (Kindergarten through 6th grade) includes: group problem solving, reinforcing female value and intelligence,personal integrity, values,personal self-esteem, and human dignity. *Daily hot meal program for every student mid-morning to enable concentration and focus on studies and maintain healthy bodies * Transportation program to deliver girls safely to and from school to a central location in school van. Attendance is 99% with transportation provided to families unable to pay bus fares * Parent classes, teacher's classes: to educate adult women of the women's issues, finding voice, women's rights, Domestic conflict solutions without violence, resources for bigger issues, empowerment and co-operative problem solving in groups, creating change. * School participation in important awareness events: International Day of the Girl-our students made signs and marched together up and down the streets with megaphones telling families they are girls going to school to realize their dreams; March Against 'Violence to Women and Girls' day with school made signs* Free Dental care in school by local dentist for all 92 students for school year 2012*Require parent participation in daughters achievement events: Science presentation of ecological projects by students for family and friends* Art classes for all students.CW provides connection to outside resources for individuals and families for domestic violence issues, community group classes training for employment, health, legal assistance, etc,

Statistics on Chicuchas Wasi

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2014: $131,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $131,000
  • Other funding sources: Individual donors, small group donors.
  • Religious Affiliation: none
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