Aug 7, 2021

CW girls are thriving after 2 years of covid..

Student holds tablet reward-mother holds donor
Student holds tablet reward-mother holds donor

Peruvian Independence celebration is perfect time to honor 8 high achievers (snuck onto CW school briefly) with a special reward for their effort to learn during home school.   -Rae Lewis 8.3.21

CW IMPACT is changing the lives of poor indigenous girls in Cusco, Peru every day...

We are halfway through our second home-school year and the success we are having (even during Covid) is testament to our creative style of education developed over 23 years. CW is more than a school. Our teachers have been trained to be social workers too and over time have created a trusted relationship with our families. We frequently receive visits from CW Alumnae girls, now in vocational or university study, who return to their second home for advice and guidance and to inspire the younger students with their stories and the dreams  they have. The return of the Alumnae girls is important and their stories teach the younger girls that they too can study and reach for their dreams and trust that nothing is impossible.

CW school was created to empower and prepare forgotten girls to have a voice in their society and become leaders and role models for younger girls. Parents are grateful and impressed with the achievements of their daughters, never having had the same opportunities themselves, and have become eager volunteers organizing activities to aid the school; room mothers create projects to raise funds for something needed; parents cultivate school veggie gardens around the school for the school kitchen and help with school maintenance like painting doors and buildings if needed; parents created the school playground equipment - all with laughter and a smile. 

Family relationships have become stronger, happier, more united and supportive of one another with improved communication, and a decrease in domestic abuse. For the last two years parents have had to step up to help their daughters learn the discipline of scheduled study time during home-school. The study area is often the meal table or a corner of their small living quarters. Our girls often read to their siblings and parents the story books they take out from the CW library. The value of reading books has spread throughout our community of families. Everyone wants to learn - even many of the parents. We create events to engage the families at home since the girls are isolated from their friends. Mothers collect recycled items to help create costumes for siblings and parents and the family dances and celebrates a variety of special days: Student's day, Holloween etc. and video it on their cell phones to in the workbook from their teachers and send their completed work back to the teacher or at times on the cell using photo ability. The surrounding community has watched the success of the CW school for girls and have replaced their original doubts to desire to enroll their own daughters who now attend. The CW IMPACT is huge!

Ruth's nephew Jorge (seen logging the tablets), a Lima MD, organized his professional colleagues who wanted to help the CW school with a plan to donate Tablets to see lessons better at home, instead of the tiny screen of a cell phone. They purchased 8 brand new TABLETS and delivered them to Ruth for the Independence Day celebration July 28th. Top students of each grade were honored with a Tablet gifted by a Padrino (Godfather for their education) This was a never-dreamed surprise and will definitely be a powerful incentive to continue studies with the same enthusiasm. Ruth has received another 12 Tablets from more of Jorge's colleagues to be awarded to the additional high achievers or students in need to finish out the school year. Our parents have little money to provide any technology for their daughters we know. However, the recently donated used cell phones from California and the new Tablets got parents thinking. They joined in small groups and pooled their coins to gain collective access to the internet and share in their group.The limited internet connection will serve small groups that gather around the Tablet and transform their home-school experience the last 5 months of school. Our girls have not skipped a beat or lost academic education, rather they have learned how to study with creativity and their beloved dedicated teachers.

                    Please donate whatever you can -
                  the end of CoVid in Peru is not over.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-disadvantaged-rural-girls-to-school-in-peru/

                           To our CW Friends
                             THANK YOU 
              Your support has made the difference!

Your donations have enabled us to continue to educate 126 + girls - while in home-school. Any amount big or small does help and donations do add up. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and there is a tax benefit for all donations.Our belt has been severely tightened since CoVid hit and only the teachers salaries, material donations and supplies for home-school lessons continue. Our emergency food package continues as needed for some families still needing support.

CW's future when 'Maria Tuition School' classes are filled, will be self-supporting. CoVid has upset our plans to open Maria school, but we are grateful that most in our CW large extended family are well. We plan to begin enrolling Maria students for March 2022 when school begins again.

Tourism supports the city of Cusco and as soon as Tourism opens the economy will recover quickly - So, this is hopeful. 

NOTE: Cusco has begun vaccinating all adults over 40 years of age, and over 12 will begin soon until all have been vaccinated in Cusco. Children are expected to return to school for the next school year that begins March 2022. We are all super excited. Thank you all for hanging in there with us. We have a way to go yet and the impact of our work is self evident in the success of our girls...some at the university today. 

 PLEASE DONATE a little extra TO HELP during the Pandemic       

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-disadvantaged-rural-girls-to-school-in-peru/
                             THANK YOU

Read the CW STORY
"JUMP ON THE LOVE TRAIN"
a fundraiser to EDUCATE GIRLS
WWW.chicuchaswasi.org/book/
100% of the proceeds go to the school
Thank you

 

Dr Jorge sorting award tablets for students
Dr Jorge sorting award tablets for students
Mother stands with daughter receive tablet award
Mother stands with daughter receive tablet award
Pride in daughter's achievement is awarded
Pride in daughter's achievement is awarded
Father stands with daughter to receive award
Father stands with daughter to receive award
Students at school before Covid-will return 3/2022
Students at school before Covid-will return 3/2022

Links:

Jul 9, 2021

Great news for us all: CoVid vaccines arrived...

Very soon they will return to classrooms
Very soon they will return to classrooms

Great news for us all: CoVid vaccines arrived to Peru - 50+ years are being vaccinated. CW Teachers, families, CW family soon...  

With CoVid Vaccines now in Peru, we are all DREAMING we are back in the classroom...

July is Peruvian Independence Day July 28 and CW Highest Achieving Students will receive a reward on this day -delayed from June for the celebration. 

CW  continues without a hiccough with home-school. All thoughts are on the vaccines and school opening finally for the 2022 school year next March. After two years unable to go to their beloved school, everyone is counting the days. California donors who collected 8 more cell phones in good condition, please know they are in daily use in our home school program. THANK YOU SO MUCH!  The videos they share is one way of keeping in touch with friends they miss.

The Lima medical colleagues of Ruth's nephew Jorge, purchased 8 brand new iPads and delivered them to Ruth for the celebration this month. One iPad per grade will be awarded to the highest student achiever. This surprise will definitely be a powerful incentive to continue studies with the same enthusiasm. Ruth hopes to receive a second group of iPads for the December year-end final 2021 achievers awards. So this year is special to close out CW home-school with this exciting bonus award AND hope to welcome back to class time next March 2022.

By now you all know that we have been building the new Maria school since 2017 as the business that will support both schools into the future. Maria School is ready to receive its first co-ed students for March 2022. This CW fundraiser (tuition-based Maria school) will accept co-ed students seeking college prep school next March 2022.

Please see the colorful new Maria school images below. This is the promised longevity for CW Girl's School going forward. Parents are hoping to get their children back into school soon. We are looking at next March for both schools to open! CoVid reality in Cusco is still grim, but Vaccines have arrived and are getting shots delivered quickly. Meanwhile our teachers, families and friends are still being very careful and staying home. 

Every country must be vaccinated to end this pandemic
to achieve herd immunity. 

Please donate whatever you can -
the end of CoVid in Peru is not over.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/

                          To our CW Friends
                              THANK YOU 
Your support has made the difference!     

Your donations have enabled us to continue to educate 126 + girls - while in home-school. Any amount big or small does help and donations do add up. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and there is a tax benefit for all donations.Our belt has been severely tightened since CoVid hit and only the teachers salaries and supplies for home-school lessons continue. 

CW's future when 'Maria Tuition School' classes are filled, will be self-supporting. CoVid has upset our plans to open Maria school, but we are grateful that most in our CW large extended family are well.

Tourism supports the city of Cusco and as soon as Tourism opens the economy will recover quickly - So, this is hopeful.

PLEASE DONATE a little extra TO HELP during the Pandemic       
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/
                                          THANK YOU

Read the CW STORY
"JUMP ON THE LOVE TRAIN"
a fundraiser to EDUCATE GIRLS
WWW.chicuchaswasi.org/book/
100% of the proceeds go to the school
Thank you

  

sisters learning at home
sisters learning at home
lessons at home
lessons at home
Maria school ready to open next March
Maria school ready to open next March
Ready to register new students in March
Ready to register new students in March
Beautiful new school
Beautiful new school
I love school and my teacher
I love school and my teacher

Links:

Jul 9, 2021

Great news for us all: CoVid vaccines arrived...

Pretty soon we will be in the class again
Pretty soon we will be in the class again

Great news for us all: CoVid vaccines arrived to Peru - 50+ years are being vaccinated. CW Teachers, families, CW family soon...  

With CoVid Vaccines now in Peru, we are all DREAMING we are back in the classroom...

July is Peruvian Independence Day July 28 and CW Highest Achieving Students will receive a reward on this day -delayed from June for the celebration. 

CW  continues without a hiccough with home-school. All thoughts are on the vaccines and school opening finally for the 2022 school year next March. After two years unable to go to their beloved school, everyone is counting the days. California donors who collected 8 more cell phones in good condition, please know they are in daily use in our home school program. THANK YOU SO MUCH!  The videos they share is one way of keeping in touch with friends they miss.

The Lima medical colleagues of Ruth's nephew Jorge, purchased 8 brand new iPads and delivered them to Ruth for the celebration this month. One iPad per grade will be awarded to the highest student achiever. This surprise will definitely be a powerful incentive to continue studies with the same enthusiasm. Ruth hopes to receive a second group of iPads for the December year-end final 2021 achievers awards. So this year is special to close out CW home-school with this exciting bonus award AND hope to welcome back to class time next March 2022.

By now you all know that we have been building the new Maria school since 2017 as the business that will support both schools into the future. Maria School is ready to receive its first co-ed students for March 2022. This CW fundraiser (tuition-based Maria school) will accept co-ed students seeking college prep school next March 2022.

Please see the colorful new Maria school images below. This is the promised longevity for CW Girl's School going forward. Parents are hoping to get their children back into school soon. We are looking at next March for both schools to open! CoVid reality in Cusco is still grim, but Vaccines have arrived and are getting shots delivered quickly. Meanwhile our teachers, families and friends are still being very careful and staying home. 

Every country must be vaccinated to end this pandemic
to achieve herd immunity. 

Please donate whatever you can -
the end of CoVid in Peru is not over.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-disadvantaged-rural-girls-to-school-in-peru/                       

                       To our CW Friends

                              THANK YOU 
Your support has made the difference!     

Your donations have enabled us to continue to educate 126 + girls - while in home-school. Any amount big or small does help and donations do add up. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and there is a tax benefit for all donations.Our belt has been severely tightened since CoVid hit and only the teachers salaries and supplies for home-school lessons continue. 

CW's future when 'Maria Tuition School' classes are filled, will be self-supporting. CoVid has upset our plans to open Maria school, but we are grateful that most in our CW large extended family are well.

Tourism supports the city of Cusco and as soon as Tourism opens the economy will recover quickly - So, this is hopeful.

PLEASE DONATE a little extra TO HELP during the Pandemic       
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-disadvantaged-rural-girls-to-school-in-peru/
                                          THANK YOU

Read the CW STORY
"JUMP ON THE LOVE TRAIN"
a fundraiser to EDUCATE GIRLS
WWW.chicuchaswasi.org/book/
100% of the proceeds go to the school
Thank you

  

 

sisters at work learning
sisters at work learning
Working hard and loving it
Working hard and loving it
New school to support CW girls
New school to support CW girls
School begins next March
School begins next March
Completed and ready to open
Completed and ready to open
I love school and my teacher
I love school and my teacher

Links:

 
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