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.
Without YOU there would be no Chicuchas Wasi School for Rural Girls.
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.
MATCH DAY ALERT! This Tuesday, April 14 AT 6:01 AM Sharp (Pacific Time) NEW Microsoft MATCH (50% MATCH up to $1000 per donor - $100,000 available)
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CW school would not exist without you and all you give our girls.
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.
"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
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!
Our CW school would not exist without your loyal support. THANK YOU for all you give to our girls.
Who are our teachers and what do they think about Chicuchas Wasi?