Chicuchas Wasi

We promote gender equality, self-esteem and human dignity for indigenous girls of rural Cusco, Peru, by educating, empowering and preparing them for economic independence and unlimited opportunity.
Apr 21, 2015

110 Rural GIRLS can FINALLY Attend School

So proud in their uniforms for school year 2015
So proud in their uniforms for school year 2015
Three CHEERS for YOU! - for kicking off the School Van campaign.

You have raised $7,816, of the $75,000 needed. YOU DID THIS to allow rural GIRLS to attend school for the first time. Thank you for making a huge difference in the lives and futures of our girls. 

It might not seem that important, but a second sturdy SCHOOL VAN that will last many years is a top prority for 2015. It is urgently needed to handle the transportation of our 110 girls over the rough rural roads, to keep them in school. In addition to delivery to and from school, two school vans will not only lesson the heavy load on the older van causing many breakdowns, but will give the students an opportunity to learn about and visit museums and the cultural ruins of their heritage that they might never know. Quechua speaking girls are illiterate and without Spanish will know little of their own heritage outside of their home. Education will open up their opportunities and futures so dramatically that they will be able to compete for jobs and opportunities otherwise denied to them and to value their Quechua heritage.

The heavy mountain rains make walking long distances impossible for little girls and mother are afraid to send their daughters alone. A School Van is the only safe way in this area to have girls attend school. Please share with friends and family what it will mean to girls denied an education, to have a safe way to arrive and attend school. 

A BIG THANK YOU to all of YOU generous donors on Chime For Change, and friends of Mason McNulty for supporting the CW School need for an additional school van - tough enough to make the many trips over muddy roads full of holes. Fundraising for a school van to transport 110 rural school girls is most difficult, but nevertheless very necessary for any rural school. Safe transportation not only delivers young girls safely to school, they are not kept home for fear of injury or other abuses. Attendance is 98% with the van. Poor families need the extra support of daily hot meals for malnourished daughters, school uniforms and supplies - all provided at CW School, but safe transportation is a top priority on the list as well. Believe me, this is a very important safety measure to ensure that our girls will be delivered safely to and from school, as school is not close to where they live and the girls are very young and vulnerable to be out alone for such a distance. Public transportation does not serve our rural student community. 

                         NO SCHOOL VAN = NO SCHOOL FOR CW GIRLS 

                                         CW could not do this alone.    

                                                     THANK YOU!

   Without YOU there would be no Chicuchas Wasi School for Rural Girls.

 

 

 

All are ready for First School Assembly for 2015
All are ready for First School Assembly for 2015
The gift of READING books opens a new world
The gift of READING books opens a new world
Constant heavy rains ruin roads for lighter vans
Constant heavy rains ruin roads for lighter vans
Slipping, sliding and muddy walking to school
Slipping, sliding and muddy walking to school
Mother carries daughter across muddy wet field
Mother carries daughter across muddy wet field
THANK YOU in their native Quechua language
THANK YOU in their native Quechua language

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Apr 12, 2015

Do Girls love school? MS MATCH DAY alert

Back to School for CW Girls - Happily
Back to School for CW Girls - Happily
Do CW girls LOVE school?   YES!!
                                                  By Rosa and Rae Lewis, Board members

                                      What do these faces tell you?

Just one look at CW girls says it all!

These 11 year old girls are full of joy and pride to be able to attend a school created for them, that provides more than just a curriculum. To many of our girls, CW is a second home where they feel safe and loved.

It was 4 weeks ago that our students arrived to start the new school year, wearing their freshly washed uniforms, all smiles and excitement to be returning. It is a bittersweet feeling for some, because they know they are getting closer to graduating and leaving their beloved CW school where they have established a special connection with their teachers and classmates. 

                                               THANKS to YOU
                                       They have this opportunity.

The girls shout out a big thank you for their book bags filled with this years workbooks, pens and pencils for their grade level.

Many of our girls come from parents who never had an opportunity to attend school and therefore they barely read or write. Our girls are grateful and lucky to have a school that provides books and their school supplies. CW school cultivates the love of reading and in those book bags each girl found a special book called "The Dreamer."  We teach our girls to dream big and having a book of their own on that topic was the highlight of that day.

                                               THANK YOU                                                           is not enough to express the appreciation we have for YOU. 

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                                       MATCH DAY ALERT!
                                     This Tuesday, April 14
                                        AT 6:01 AM Sharp
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                                   NEW Microsoft MATCH
            (50% MATCH up to $1000 per donor - $100,000 available)

                 Click below to donate on our GlobalGiving link:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/
 
                      PLEASE DONATE for THIS MATCH EARLY
                                       Funds will go Fast!

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     CW school would not exist without you and all you give our girls.

The power and joy of a book
The power and joy of a book
The joy of learning to read
The joy of learning to read

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Apr 8, 2015

CW Teachers ROCK!

                                 What makes a teacher special?

CW School Staff

Back Row, left to right: 
English Teacher - 2X week: Roger Ivan Pilares Condori
Art Teacher 2X week: Carmen Rocio Mendoza Flores
Teacher – 5th grade: Yuly Zuloaga Rojas
Teacher – 1st grade: Karen T. Meleni Mendoza Tecsi
Teacher – 4 year old kindergarden: Faviola Izquierdo
Teacher – 4th grade: Aydee Zuñiga Tunque 

Front Row, left to right: 
Secretary: Yone Yesenia Sucno Maza 
Teacher – 6th Grade: Mirian Silvia Flores Teran 
Teacher – 3rd Grade: Laura Peñalva Sumiri 
Teacher – 5 year old kindergarden: Rita Baca Silva 
Administrator/Director/Teacher: Ruth Milagros Uribe Barrios 
Teacher – 2nd Grade: Haide Lenes Fanola 
Assistant Director/Teacher: Gloria Socorro Vera Barrios 

We don't often write about our CW teachers, their hard work and how involved they are with their students and parents. CW is blessed with an extraordinary group of educators who are dedicated to helping these girls rise above their circumstances to reach their full potential.
This is the beginning of our school year and it seems an appropriate time to present our teachers to you and share some of their thoughts.

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"Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be."        - Rita Pierson

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                                     MATCH DAY ALERT!
                                   April 14 AT 6AM Sharp
                                          (Pacific Time)
 
                                  NEW Microsoft MATCH
      (50% MATCH up to $1000 per donor - $100,000 available)

            Click below to donate on our GlobalGiving link:


https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/

 
                     PLEASE DONATE for THIS MATCH EARLY
                                        Funds will go Fast!

                                             Thank You

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                Our CW school would not exist without your loyal support. 
                             THANK YOU for all you give to our girls.

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Who are our teachers and what do they think about Chicuchas Wasi?

Student and teacher interaction
Student and teacher interaction
"Thank You" in their native Quechua language
"Thank You" in their native Quechua language

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