Apr 9, 2021

CW Girls thrilled with the new home-school changes

Felicidad 3rd Grade
Felicidad 3rd Grade

CW Girls are thrilled with the style changes in March 2021 for home-school

I woke yesterday to shimmering rays of gold peeking over the east hills and shooting slices through my curtains. The little ones will be arriving soon for an Easter egg hunt and brunch in my garden. It has been a year since my family could come together for any reason and the egg hunt image fills my heart. I stuffed the plastic eggs with tiny speckled candies and yellow bunny peeps to hide in the yard. Three little baskets were ready, one for each of my grandsons. The red flyer wagon sat by the door to haul them around the yard for the fun of it and made me smile. Covid is slowing and California is beginning to open up the stores that still can. Drive through vaccines are showing up everywhere. Finally!

Peru is waiting for more vaccines to deliver to the people. Cases are down a little and deaths are 294 totals daily in total Peru-total Vaccines so far 785,000. The WHO is organizing vaccine help from wealthy countries to provide enough vaccines for the poor countries that include Peru. Every country must be vaccinated to end a pandemic to gain heard immunity.

Until Covid is under control, Peru schools remain closed and home school is managing all academic education at all levels from home online. All Peru schools including Lima university students study online all day at home. The CW team and amazing creativity of our teachers and students decided to reinvent the CW academic program during Feb. intense teacher work sessions on Zoom before school started in March. Instead of the videos created on the cell phones each week for students, each teacher of each grade created a two-ring-binder workbook for the entire semester covering each subject and delivered them to each student. There will be added assignments with individual sheets added weekly at a safe drop off park. The girls were excited to receive their binders and learn about this new class style for 2021. They still receive instruction and tutoring by cell as needed.

Each grade chose a student to demonstrate how the new binder will be used.

Felicidad is a third-grade student and demonstrated her binder to her class, with its 5 sections: 

1) Science (PE with yoga &.dance) and science investigations and Environment: plant growth, food cultivation, clean water and protecting the environment

2) Communication: reading, writing, poems, stories etc.

3) Mathematics: using recipes food portions and measuring to learn math, and practice of sums, multiplication etc.

4) Personal Social: history of Peru, voting, current events and government

5) Health: girls learn about their bodies, feelings, menstruation, emotions, sex and resilience. This topic is taught to girls together in 3-4 grades and 5-6 grades to better answer the many questions age related.

We noticed a silver lining that was not expected with home school. Our girls became independent and self-sufficient after 5-6  months last year and far exceeded the help their parents could offer. Older girls began to help their younger siblings, and be innovative to complete their own assignment. The younger girls needed help of a simpler nature and mothers were able to assist. Parents showed how proud they were at how grown up the older girls had become and didn’t need help with assignments anymore. We also learned that our younger girls quickly became readers and writers in the first grade at 6 years and by the second grade they too were learning faster.

The Tuition based Maria School is ready to openbut until we receive the green light from the Ministry of Education, no schools can open. The septic tank has been installed and the road for parents to drive up to the entrance is being paved now. Ruth intended to put several classrooms ready with desks and black boards etc. for this newsletter, but she and her family have all been ill with covid..though better now. Rain is always an obstacle with construction and if we add Covid = it's a headache. June/July 2021 is when Ruth is hoping to open 2-3 early grade classes this year. This Maria school will support both this co-ed  school and the CW school for girls for generations.

                                                    THANK YOU 

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

                                        Your support really matters

Your donations allow 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. We have eliminated for now all but the teachers salaries and supplies for home-school lessons. 
The CW education team has a plan for opening the CW school again in July with a curriculum that will be safe (masked), academically successful and allow the girls to return to their beloved school and resume the meal program we know they need. By splitting the schoolroom classes the youngest girls in the morning and older girls in the afternoons, two sessions will limit the number of girls who gather together. They all miss the socializing with their friends and it is important to restore the normal development of social skills and time together at school.

I hate to ask for donations now, but we won't be asking for them in the future when 'Maria' classes are filled. CoVid has upset our plans this year to open Maria school, but we are grateful that we are all well and no-one in our CW large extended family has been gravely ill.

Cusco business is all related to tourism and must open soon as there is not other industry to support the Cusco economy. I know that Cusco tourism will be able to resume soon. Then the Cusco economy will quickly improve. 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/

Felicidad shows her work in one subject
Felicidad shows her work in one subject
Semester workbook: Science & Environment
Semester workbook: Science & Environment
Semester workbook: Mathematics
Semester workbook: Mathematics
Semester: Communication, writing, reading etc
Semester: Communication, writing, reading etc
A view of the new Maria school-ready to open
A view of the new Maria school-ready to open
The up-close view of Maria classroom-2nd floor
The up-close view of Maria classroom-2nd floor

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Mar 12, 2021

CW Girls returned to school on March 1, 2021

Siblings working together during home school
Siblings working together during home school

Today it feels as if blessings are flowing and we might be moving slowly towards a life beyond CoVid. 

CoVid update for CW School: Ruth reports that Cusco vaccine is in the 1st. tier and the school teachers fall in the 2nd tier and will be vaccinated in the next two months. Meanwhile all our teachers, students and administrative team are being careful to avoid contagion. Your donation of any amount is appreciated and so needed during the pandemic. I have applied for a grant to help pay our teachers and even though few grants are available in these times, I am hopeful and waiting to hear. So please continue to think of our well trained and committed teachers that we cannot lose even one and maintain the quality of education that we offer to our girls.  THANK YOU

 Peru school year 2021 is open. On March 1 our girls entered their academic classes with home school again and Ruth expects it to continue at home for 2-3 more months before our girls can return to their beloved school depending on CoVid vaccination delivery. Returning is close and we are all very upbeat to plan in-school classes soon. Meanwhile Simeon (our school bus driver and all-round handyman) is doing any maintenance needed before students return. School class materials have been purchased, and uniforms are ordered-so this will be a back to classrooms celebration, grateful for good health and reuniting with classmates and teachers. The cooks are preparing the shopping lists to re-stock the school pantry and make ready for the daily meals for 130 girls plus. 

Please donate to keep CW girls learning even during home-school.

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

CW Alumnae Girls keep in touch:  To date we have about 60 CW Alumnae girls who are in high school, at the University or special training college and who remain in constant contact with Ruth and the school – we still help a few with uniforms and books. IMAGINE we have CW girls at the University now. The only girls in their families to be educated, this is quite an achievement and dream come true for the girls and the CW school. We are changing the gender inequality in education in Cusco. Our girls are the leaders for this change in their culture and society.

Thank you for responding to CW school need for used & working cell phones. I have received 10 used cell phones for the home school use, and now must get them to Cusco - I’m working on that. So home school is in session once again and next month CW news update will have stories to tell you. Returning to the CW school classroom is on every girls mind for July.
Our parents have been allowed to seek work since 12/20 so the nutrition at home is improved with the ability to earn money.

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

CW's 'Maria' school is a tuition-based co-ed college prep private school for Cusco children. This is our self-sufficiency funding in Peru plan that is ready to BEGIN and will fund both schools. We are in transition awaiting for a controlled CoVid to be safe to open both schools asap. 

The Maria school is completed and the septic system and concrete road are being installed now. Parents have been contacting Ruth about enrolling their children into this Co-ed college prep primary school as soon as it is allowed to open. That too will be as soon as July and Ruth is making the first 3 classrooms ready with desks, blackboards and all the normal classroom necessities. So, it is all happening at once it seems. We plan to begin with 2 kindergartens and first grade so far. Parents seek a high-quality academic education for their university bound children so they will receive a solid preparation in their 7-8 years at Maria School, ready to move to a private high school after graduation. Please see the most recent photos below.

THE FUTURE OF CW SCHOOL: Our plan to transition to an economic self-sufficient school for many generations to come is progressing. We are in a standby transition waiting for a contained Covid to make it safe to open both schools asap. CW School for Girls (image below) awaits the return of 126 girls eager to be back in their beloved school. The land around the school will again be planted by parents to produce food for our meal program soon.

                                                      THANK YOU 
                                        for your faith in us for 33 years.

PLEASE DONATE a little extra TO HELP pay our teachers during the Pandemic

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

Girls are dreaming of being back with friends
Girls are dreaming of being back with friends
Alumnae return to visit CW teachers and girls
Alumnae return to visit CW teachers and girls
School Maria is ready to accept co-ed students
School Maria is ready to accept co-ed students
CW School is waiting for the girls to return soon
CW School is waiting for the girls to return soon
The youngest CW girls say THANK YOU FOR SCHOOL
The youngest CW girls say THANK YOU FOR SCHOOL

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Mar 11, 2021

CW Girls returned to home-school March 1

Girls study with siblings during home school
Girls study with siblings during home school

Today it feels as if blessings are flowing and we might be moving slowly towards a life beyond CoVid. 

CoVid update for CW School: Ruth reports that Cusco vaccine is in the 1st. tier and the school teachers fall in the 2nd tier and will be vaccinated in the next two months. Meanwhile all our teachers, students and administrative team are being careful to avoid contagion. Your donation of any amount is appreciated and so needed during the pandemic. I have applied for a grant to help pay our teachers and even though few grants are available in these times, I am hopeful and waiting to hear. So please continue to think of our well trained and committed teachers that we cannot lose even one and maintain the quality of education that we offer to our girls.  THANK YOU

 Peru school year 2021 is open. On March 1 our girls entered their academic classes with home school again and Ruth expects it to continue at home for 2-3 more months before our girls can return to their beloved school depending on CoVid vaccination delivery. Returning is close and we are all very upbeat to plan in-school classes soon. Meanwhile Simeon (our school bus driver and all-round handyman) is doing any maintenance needed before students return. School class materials have been purchased, and uniforms are ordered-so this will be a back to classrooms celebration, grateful for good health and reuniting with classmates and teachers. The cooks are preparing the shopping lists to re-stock the school pantry and make ready for the daily meals for 130 girls plus. 

Please donate to keep CW girls learning even during home-school.

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

CW Alumnae Girls keep in touch:  To date we have about 60 CW Alumnae girls who are in high school, at the University or special training college and who remain in constant contact with Ruth and the school – we still help a few with uniforms and books. IMAGINE we have CW girls at the University now. The only girls in their families to be educated, this is quite an achievement and dream come true for the girls and the CW school. We are changing the gender inequality in education in Cusco. Our girls are the leaders for this change in their culture and society.

Thank you for responding to CW school need for used & working cell phones. I have received 10 used cell phones for the home school use, and now must get them to Cusco - I’m working on that. So home school is in session once again and next month CW news update will have stories to tell you. Returning to the CW school classroom is on every girls mind for July.
Our parents have been allowed to seek work since 12/20 so the nutrition at home is improved with the ability to earn money.

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

CW's 'Maria' school is a tuition-based co-ed college prep private school for Cusco children. This is our self-sufficiency funding in Peru plan that is ready to BEGIN and will fund both schools. We are in transition awaiting for a controlled CoVid to be safe to open both schools asap. 

The Maria school is completed and the septic system and concrete road are being installed now. Parents have been contacting Ruth about enrolling their children into this Co-ed college prep primary school as soon as it is allowed to open. That too will be as soon as July and Ruth is making the first 3 classrooms ready with desks, blackboards and all the normal classroom necessities. So, it is all happening at once it seems. We plan to begin with 2 kindergartens and first grade so far. Parents seek a high-quality academic education for their university bound children so they will receive a solid preparation in their 7-8 years at Maria School, ready to move to a private high school after graduation. Please see the most recent photos below.

THE FUTURE OF CW SCHOOL: Our plan to transition to an economic self-sufficient school for many generations to come is progressing. We are in a standby transition waiting for a contained Covid to make it safe to open both schools asap. CW School for Girls (image below) awaits the return of 126 girls eager to be back in their beloved school. The land around the school will again be planted by parents to produce food for our meal program soon.

                                                      THANK YOU 
                                        for your faith in us for 33 years.

PLEASE DONATE a little extra TO HELP pay our teachers during the Pandemic

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

Girls dream of returning to classroom & friends
Girls dream of returning to classroom & friends
Visiting CW Alumnae high schooll girls with Ruth
Visiting CW Alumnae high schooll girls with Ruth
CW's New Maria fundraising school ready to open
CW's New Maria fundraising school ready to open
CW girls ready to return to their beloved school
CW girls ready to return to their beloved school
Our youngest girls thank you for their education
Our youngest girls thank you for their education

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