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.
Dec 16, 2014

Feliz Navidad from the Chicuchas Wasi Students

HO HO HO....Chicuchas Wasi sends you a little cheer from our students - wishing you all the very best for the holidays.

The Holidays are upon us with only 11 days left until Christmas. Is finding that special gift for a loved one or friend frustrating? Why not give them the gift of a donation to educate a girl in their honor? We will be happy to send them a card (send us their name & address please)  to tell them you did.

                 •••PLEASE make a gift of a DONATION TODAY•••

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Our second CW graduating class is saying goodbye to their beloved school on December 19 in preparation for high school. A bitter - sweet moment for us all when our students move on. However, 8 years with chicuchas wasi school has given them a good foundation and our girls will do well. 

***I thought you might be interested in Irene's experience at the CW School.***

          Please see her the Student Hightlight below for her story.

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                 Our annual fundraising campaign continues

                              until December 31, 2014

               to raise the 2015 school budget of $130,000.

        CW has raised $13,000 since December 2 (Giving Tuesday)

                                           THANK YOU

Last CW Update I listed the needed projects we still must fund complete and add to the school.

USA TAX time is almost here. Your tax deductible donation before the end of the year will lower your TAX due.    Please remember to put something into the Chicuchas Wasi stocking

     Your donations this holiday season is greatly appreciated.

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              Give the Gift of education to underserved girls 

A child born to a literate mother is 2X as likely to survive

                                 past the age of 5."

                                                               

Donate to educate a girl
Donate to educate a girl
Thank you
Thank you
Merry Christmas everyone
Merry Christmas everyone
Graduating Student Spotlight
Graduating Student Spotlight
**YOU** are gifting them education!!
**YOU** are gifting them education!!

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Dec 1, 2014

YOUR Donation MATCH Day is here!

Our younger students love school time
Our younger students love school time

Here is your chance to
                             DOUBLE your Donation

Each month I share a special story of significance at the CW school for girls. This school year will end on December 19, 2014, but right now there is growing excitement for the Graduation of our Second class of students from our new school. Plans are being made for the celebration and siblings, parents and friends are all invited to witness the achievements of their daughters. This event in itself has a ripple effect on siblings, cousins, neighbors and the community who will look upon our new graduates with curiosity and growing awareness as they enter high school. All know that these girls are going to do well in life.

The little girls in this picture are just beginning to learn at CW school and they too will do well...their stories will come next year.

                            GivingTuesday is December 2

NOW is the START of our annual fundraising campaign for the upcoming year. Our main focus is on the our basic operating budget of $130,000. But the school needs a few things we have not mentioned, but should now. Our new school was nearly complete in 2012 and we desperately needed the additional classrooms, so we opened for that school year with 5 grades. Today, it is 2 years later and fortunately all has been well, but we do need to finish up some of the unfinished construction and small projects that we put on hold when the exchange rate dipped. 
The 2015 projects that need completion or implementation as soon as possible
•Safety hand rails lining concrete stairs and sharp patio drop off areas. $4,000.
•Animal cages to raise and contain sheep and guinea pigs to increase meal protein.$2000.
•Designated art area implemented with tables and material for class projects and stipend for volunteer art teachers. $3,820
•Resume Dental care for all students initiated in 2012 and on hold 2013 & 2014. Doing basic dental exams now to determine the amount of work needed & to get Quote for 2015.
•Professionally repaint School building and do deferred maintenance. $8,550.
•Construct a Greenhouse to grow food for the school kitchen in the frigid season.$3570
•Sturdy safe school playground equipment for the students....$2,000
•Additional school van to transport students safely over terrible muddy roads..$50,000.

To complete these projects and programs we will chip away at them as funds allow.
I promised to keep you abreast of our accomplishments and current needs. 
The school construction was completed in 2013 but the above list was left incomplete.
The hand rails are urgent with the heavy rains that make the cement slippery and dangerous and an additional Van is urgent as we are beating up our current Van with overuse on bad roads. 

              Your support this season is greatly appreciated.

                               100% Match day is Here

     GivingTuesday December 2
          Microsoft will MATCH 100% of all CW donations
                              **up to $500**
         Until the money runs out...It will go fast!!

First START Time:  6:00:01 PST / 09:00:01 EST / 14:00:01 GMT 
Second START Time:  12:00:01 PST/15:00:01 EST / 20:00:01 GMT 

Please Check - What time zone are you in?
Pick one - Two times to choose from


       CLICK HERE ON DEC 2
   TO DOUBLE YOUR DONATION

GiveBack and feel wonderful that you did
GiveBack and feel wonderful that you did
Educate a Girl and change her life forever
Educate a Girl and change her life forever
Students must walk across fields when Van is stuck
Students must walk across fields when Van is stuck
In 2012 Dentist treated all 110 students in CW
In 2012 Dentist treated all 110 students in CW
Interactive History/Art class-acted out Inti Raymi
Interactive History/Art class-acted out Inti Raymi

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Nov 25, 2014

OUR Biggest Achievement

Meet our graduating class of 2014
Meet our graduating class of 2014
Meet this years graduating class - our SECOND group of high achievers.

On December 19, 2014 we will celebrate our second graduating class and end the Peruvian school year. Because of YOUR generous donations we have had 8 years to prepare 10 more students for the opportunities awaiting them. They have a solid foundation they received from the CW school for girls to lean on. Leaving CW is always a bitter-sweet time for us all, but they have all taken advantage of YOUR gift of education and are well prepared for high school and the more challenging world of Cuzco.

To celebrate the achievements of the graduating girls, Ruth took all 10 girls on an overnight holiday to the Sacred Valley to expose them to their own heritage with a visit to the ancient Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo. They experienced their first sleepover in a pretty Pisac accommodation full of blooming red and yellow flowers, with dinner on table cloths and were treated as the special girls that they are. The final day outing included swimming, and playing in a paddle boat in a small lake. The girls have worked hard during their 8 years with CW and have grown and changed forever. They have big dreams today, way beyond the domestic chores of most girls from their background. Our girls understand that if they continue to work hard in high school, there is a whole new world within their reach. Confident and aware of their personal self worth today they KNOW they will have opportunities that the women before them never had or believed possible for their daughters. Thanks to the excellent academic and personal preparation at CW school for Girls they are prepared to make good choices.

Our girls shared a special weekend with their Director, their teacher and another teacher, and together they experienced what they never before had the opportunity to experience. They were all glowing and clearly enjoyed this time together.

 

           THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE FOR OUR GIRLS

“When we liberate girls with an education, they liberate those around them.” -Queen Rania of Jordan

                              Big MATCH DAY for CW supporters
                                           100% Match day

                                 for Chicuchas Wasi School

                                GivingTuesday December 2

                 Microsoft will MATCH 100% of all CW donations
                                      **up to $500**

                 Until the money runs out...It will go fast!!

        First START Time:  6:00:01 PST  / 09:00:01 EST  / 14:00:01 GMT 

   Second START Time:  12:00:01 PST  /15:00:01 EST  / 20:00:01 GMT 

                    PLEASE CHECK - What time zone are you in?
                    PICK ONE TIME  - Two times to choose from

                                    DONATE HERE
                   ON DEC 2 to Double Your Donation

Our graduating girls will always remember the CW school that gave them so much. 

            THANK YOU for making education possible for girls  

                          Please DONATE HERE December 2

 
Visiting Ancient Inca ruins in Ollantaytambo
Visiting Ancient Inca ruins in Ollantaytambo
Honoring them with a touch of elegance
Honoring them with a touch of elegance
Give Education to Girls on GivingTuesday
Give Education to Girls on GivingTuesday
Double your donation next Tuesday Dec 2
Double your donation next Tuesday Dec 2
THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF LIFE CHANGING EDUCATION
THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF LIFE CHANGING EDUCATION

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