Asociacion Civil Yachay Wasi Casa Cultural Ollantaytambo

YACHAY WASI is a Quechua expression (the ancient language of the Incas), which means "house of learning". This is what we have named this non-profit association, which hopes to open doors to culture and education, by inspiring an interest in reading, culture, sport, art and knowledge. Our mission is to complement and contribute to the formal and informal education of children and adolescents in the district of Ollantaytambo, offering various educational and recreational alternatives and activities. We are interested in forming people who are reflective, creative, critical, secure in themselves, motivated and balanced, transmitting to them good values and providing them with tool...
Mar 29, 2016

LET THE JOY BEGIN !!!!

This is Patricio
This is Patricio

A new school year began and many children and their families joined Yachay Wasi .


We started with some crying, games, songs and lots of laughter.

Our children are excited to attend kindergarten. Patricio, a 6 years old boy who has never been to school before is a perfect example of this. Patricio lives 30 minutes walking distance from the kindergarten, but he does not mind the long trek because he loves being at school learning and being with his friends. His joy of being at school makes the journey shorter.

 
The first day of school, he was excited and happy to share with other children. He is eager to learn, and always asks about everything.His curiosity makes him explore and discover new learning every day.

 

On the playground, he likes to play hopscotch, count and learn his numbers. He is very collaborative, always helping the teacher and the younger children. It is wonderful seeing him teach his classmates how to wash their hands or put their shoes on. Patricio is always smiling and gives the group joy. He has a great heart and we are grateful to have him in our big family. Patricio shines and makes us shine as well!

We are looking forward to having a great school year and giving all of our children the opportunity to grow in a happy and caring environment.

Thank you so very much for all of your support and for making this happen!!

Playing hopscotch
Playing hopscotch
having fun in the playground
having fun in the playground
Dec 28, 2015

Another successful year at Yachay Wasi!!!

Aaron and Samir getting ready for the play
Aaron and Samir getting ready for the play

Dear friends,

The year came to the end and we want to thank every and each of you for being part of this great year.
It was tough, we had to work very hard during the hole year, but I can say now that it was worthy. The Yachay Wasi children had a very happy year full of games, joyness, learning, songs and friends.
We all feel very grateful and rewarded for all we could achieve toghether.

To celebrate this we organized a big party. Some mothers cooked a "chocolatada" (hot chocolate) with paneton, there was a clown show, presents for the children and more surprises. Children participated in a play in which they danced representing a story that they loved to listen to during the year. They worked hard with the teachers making their costumes and decorations the past weeks and it all looked amazing.

Families, children and teachers had a wonderful time toghether. We are glad to bring hapiness and joy to these great people, who rarely have the oportunity to live moments like this one.

We want the following year to be better than this one. We want to open a new classroom for the littlest ones. There are a lot of families, most of them single mothers, who are asking for attention to their 1 and a half and 2 year olds sons and daughters. We would love to help this women, but we need your help to make this happen and to make 2016 another happy year for our students. we need to cover the salaries of the teacher and teacher assitant to be able to open this classroom.

Would you help us? Any amount of money is a big help for us.

If you can`t contribute donating, you could help us spreading the word on your facebook account, twiter, etc.
Or you can also start your own fundraising campaign between your family and friends, at your school or university, at your club, organizaing a party, etc... Please don`t hesitate to contact us for information or support with this.

We have just two months to collect the money we need for the hole year, so we have to act quickly. We hope this dream will became true with the help of all of you!!!

Thank you very much for being part of this family and this success!!!
You will always be in our hearts.


Merry Christmas to all of you and a great, peaceful and loving 2016!!!


Guillermina and all the Yachay Wasi family.

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Carlota and Gabriel, Gabi`s parents enjoying
Carlota and Gabriel, Gabi`s parents enjoying
enjoying the chocolatada
enjoying the chocolatada
Having fun
Having fun
Aquiles
Aquiles
Graduates... good luck at school
Graduates... good luck at school
Hard worker teachers
Hard worker teachers
dancing
dancing

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Jul 29, 2015

Working hard has its rewards!

Our family!
Our family!

Dear friends,

Since the beginnig of the year we haven´t stopped working. We´ve done lots of things in our preschool and it is looking great!!!

Thanks to your donations and the collaboration of some friends, families and the team efforts we can proudly say that our little ones are having a great school year at Yachay Wasi. They are more comfortable now and we were able to improve the educational work by reducing the gaps we had.

 

Now we have windows and doors in our classrooms.

There are two little toilets and sinks for our children, to promote autonomy.  

There is an office for administrative work and coordination, and a space where the older children can develop  math and language arts exclusively.

With parents and friends help we made a fence for our garden and children painted it with many colors. It looks amazing and protects our plants.

We enable a classroom for motor skills (psicomotricidad), where children develop social and kinesthetic skills. This practice is very important for their personality, self steem, and for future learning.

We built a sand box in the playground where they love to play.

There is a nice kitchen, where every monday children cook their own bread. And they also make the cake themselves when there is a birthday. Besides learning about healthy food, mathematical concepts are worked trough these activities.

 

We are very happy and grateful for everything we have achieved so far.

We hope to do more with your help.

As we always say, we are in this together and without your support none of this would´ve been possible.

Please consider donating to Yachay Wasi so we can continue to learn with our children, giving them the opportunity to grow free, strong and happy.

Thank you.

Be happy and grateful everyday for what you have and who you are... as we do.

Playing in the new sand box.
Playing in the new sand box.
Painting the fence for our garden
Painting the fence for our garden
Thanking the Pachamama and the Sun for the food
Thanking the Pachamama and the Sun for the food
New doors
New doors
Classrooms
Classrooms
gymnasium
gymnasium
 

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