Changing lives of child domestic workers in Peru

 
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Dear supporters,
It is a pleasure to share with you our recent achievements and efforts to keep improving the support we provide to our children and adolescents here at the Ludoteca.
Our promoters keep receiving psychology workshops and training aimed at improving their school support and childcare skills. We would like to highlight the great work of three of our youngest promoters, Elizabeth, Carla and Wanderly, who are doing a great job in implementing the new methodology they are learning during the above mentioned workshops.
We recently started working with adolescents in child domestic labor. We offer two workshops per month, dealing with emotional issues, low self-esteem, and adolescence in general. They are really enjoying these workshops because there is no other place in Nueva Rinconada providing this kind of service.
It is winter in Lima and it is cold in the mountains where the Ludoteca is situated. Humidity and drizzle leak into our center because the uralita roof is more than ten year old. We therefore organized a fundraising event here in Lima, in order to be able to change it. Thanks to the efforts made by promoters and the children and adolescents' mothers, we managed to raise the money.
Keeping our center running is a great challenge, but we keep learning and improving our work.
Thank you for believing in us and for your continued support.

Best regards,

Eveli

Dear GlobalGiving supporters:

We are very happy and thankful for your support this second year.

This past February, we started for the very first time the “Ludoverano” workshops. These are a series of fun activities for the kids such as dancing classes, handicrafts, soccer, voleyball, and first aid training. We wanted for the kids to have a great time at the Ludoteca during their school vacation, a time to learn, use their creativity, and develop new skills. At the end of the summer, the kids prepared a show for their family and friends to present what they learned. Some volunteers and members of another NGO called Documental Perú alsoo joined the celebration.

In March school started and so the tutoring sessions at the Ludoteca. All the kids come always willing to learn, they use our books and other supplies. They also, as usual, get a nutricious snak every time, they love it!

Thank you to all of you GlobalGiving friends!

Some of our girls and staff at La Casa de Panchita
Some of our girls and staff at La Casa de Panchita

We are writing this special report because we need you:

La Casa de Panchita, our main venue, for so many girls in domestic work across Lima is a place of hope, an oasis, a place made by them and for them.Unfortunately, without your very real help, this all stands to change.  After 25 years, La Casa de Panchita needs your immediate assistance. Please, for the sake of the most vulnerable in Lima, do not shirk from our call.  

We have the opportunity to purchase the house, but if we don't, La Casa de Panchita will have to move, and in moving, we will be forced to close the majority of our activities. The landlord is willing to sell us the building for one third of the market price.  We need you to give in order to be able to buy it.

Please check out our new project on GlobalGiving «Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru» and consider making a donation:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/give-girls-in-domestic-work-a-safe-place-in-peru/

 

Thank you!

Dear Friends,

It is with great pride and appreciation that I write to you, if only to be able to share through words what our project is making possible through actions. Jugando Aprendo, the small center with an enormous heart and growing capacity, enters the year 2015 having celebrated its 5th anniversary.

Tutoring and therapy sessions have remained constant activities, as many of the promotoras (advocate-mentors) learn more nuanced ways to serve the children, their mothers, and their community.  

One of our regular attendees, Carmen, as well as one of the male promoters, Wanderly, now participate in a forum in which they represent their neighborhood, and serve as the "voice" for children from their district throughout greater Lima.

Mothers continue to know their children are learning to care for themselves, without the unfair burden of being forced to care for other people and property. Children learn to distinguish between household chores, and usurious and exploitive labor.

It can feel difficult to express the necessity of this place. In a vast, nearly inaccessible, peripheral urban slum, child laborers are freely given access to books, maps, games, mentors, psychological healthcare, and maybe most importantly, each other. The activities enacted at Jugando Aprendo will make impacts over a lifetime. Thank you.

We will always use your support to benefit our children. If you can, please give again.

Kind Regards,

Dear GlobalGiving supporters,

We are very happy to share some of the main accomplishments at the Ludoteca Jugando Aprendo. All these positive changes in the children and their families make us feel very excited for what comes next for them.

We wanted to share with you some of the changes we have noticed:

  • Mothers have improved their communication with their children. This has resulted in fewer arguments between parents and children.
  • Children improved their hygiene habits; they have also increased the number of nutritious meals at the Ludoteca and worked better in groups. Girls and boys speak up and defend their opinions.
  • Children have learned to identify themselves as child domestic workers and understand better the risks associated to this occupation.
  • Girls and boys have improved their reading skills. They also are more motivated to do their homework.
  • The Ludoteca is a safe space for children and their mothers to learn, do homework, enjoy time together and play!

All this is possible only because of your continuous support. Thank you very much!

Blanca Figueroa

AGTR – La Casa de Panchita

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