Daycare for Kids of Working Mothers in Rural Peru

Apr 12, 2011

Yachay Wasi school and daycare center now open!

Dear supporters of "Daycare for Kids of Working Mothers in Rural Peru,"

Thanks to your generous support, the Yachay Wasi school and daycare center in Ollantaytambo recently opened its doors.  Guillermina Sanchez, founder and director of the school shared some of her notes about the first weeks of school.  She writes,

"Yachay Wasi colegio – cuna jardín opened its doors on March 14th with 14 children of 4 and 5 years old.

We organized a meeting with the parents. They were really open and excited about the project. They all showed interest to cooperate and get involved in the learning and development of their children.

We are developing good ways of communicating to create relationships based on trust and honesty to be able to best answer the children´s needs.

At the moment, the development of the program is in progress. The teachers are trying to integrate different elements of a few interesting methodologies, such as the High Scope Curriculum, the Tierra de Niños project, the Mathematics Enhancement Programme and English learning as a second language.

During these two weeks children have started to get used to the routine, the group, teachers and new environment. They show enthusiasm and have settled in really well.

They are curious about the activities proposed and they enjoy the freedom we offer them to choose and plan their daily work.

And most importantly, children are very happy to come to school every morning!"

This project is off to a great start, and your support has made a huge difference.  While most resources up to this point have been directed to getting the school up and running, we still need to raise funds to make the school attainable for children of all income levels.  Please help us by telling your friends and family about the project. 

Again, thank you for your generous support and we look forward to updating you on our progress throughout the year.


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Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru

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Grace Schmitz

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Ollantaytambo, Cusco Peru

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