Educate a child, Empower a mother in rural Peru

 
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Apr 11, 2012

New scholar year 2012!!!

Happy New Year 2012!!!

We started our new scholar year full of energy and with a lot of new ideas to improve our day care center and kindergarten.

As the only institutional education in Ollantaytambo for children aged between 0 – 3 years old, this year we had more families subscribing their daughters and sons, and for that reason we want to try the best to give a quality education to our children.

Thanks to Awamaki Organization, we had a donation of a laptop, so we can improve our administration skills, and that allows us to show interesting movies and documentaries to our kids.

They come now with a music teacher every Wednesdays for the kids between 3 – 5 years old, and with a volunteer to help us every afternoons, so the kids can stay with us from 8:30 am to 5 pm, so their mothers can go to work.

Every Fridays they come with volunteers and 5 laptops, to initiate the children with computer classes.

We have a project that we started last year, called “ Tierra de Niños”. It consists on a space at the school, where the kids can start an organic farm by their own, where every kid as their own piece of “land” to grow whatever they want, and in a larger impact, they can eat what they plant. Next to it they also build a space where they can put all the bugs they find. This project was designed  by Peruvians through an association called “ El mundo de Ania”, in order to get the kids sensitive for an environmental education.

A volunteer from SVE ( Volunteering European Service ) with an environmental and educational skills, its helping us out to plan this project on a better and efficient way.

For the first time, we have an psychologist , volunteer as well, that is going to stay with us the rest of the year, receiving the families , in order to prevent and sensibilize them for the alcoholic, child gender abuse, child labor, and women discrimination problems so common in this town.

In order to bring back the old Inca heritage and its own traditions, we give now quechua lessons ( the incas language ), with one of the local teachers.

Most of the kids we have come from really low resources and as each family pays monthly what they can, we are looking for sponsors for most of our kids.We will keep you updated for you to meet our kids soon!!

March was a good month, but even like that we still have a lot of work to do from now on, and to figure it out, on how to maintain financially, and self – sustainable as well, our space.

Thanks to all the ones, that came all this way long with us. Friends, families, friends from friends, and social medica contact networks, thanks once more to all of you, who believes in the Yachay Wasi project, in Ollantaytambo at the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

We are open to your suggestions and opinions!!! 

Feel free to visit our website, that we are looking for to improve it.

You can visit us on Facebook, and Twitter as well.

Gracias!!!

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Guillermina Sanchez

Ollantaytambo, Cusco Peru

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