Asociacion Grupo de Trabajo Redes (AGTR)

To spread and defend the rights of excluded people who face discrimination due to poverty, age, gender, color, language or culture. Our methods include implementing politically effective actions, services and other necessary means. Our work stands for gender equality and that the marginalized people themselves recognize their rights and strive to realize them through strategies which express their empowerment and that develop through their active participation.
Jan 12, 2016

Getting ready for a great 2016 at Jugando Aprendo!

Clown Show at the Ludoteca
Clown Show at the Ludoteca

Dear Friends, 

We hope you had a Merry Christmas and we wish you a happy 2016!

Jugando Aprendo started its Christmas activities decorating its center with the help of children and adolescents in child domestic work and the promoters. The decoration was perfect for the “Chocolatada” (hot chocolate party) we had at the Ludoteca. The children enjoyed a clown show, participated enthusiastically in several activities and dances and they all received a present at the end of the day. The celebration was very entertaining and our kids had the chance to spend quality time with friends and family.

During the last workshop with the mothers of children and adolescents we also had a little celebration. We took the chance to collect their feedback on the activities they carried out during the past year with our psychologist Jennifer. They felt they had improved a lot in several areas, such as:

  • Expressing their feelings and emotions;
  • Improving the communication with their partner;
  • Improving the communication with their children;
  • Improving their self-esteem;
  • Finding a safe space to share their experiences and dedicate more time to taking care of themselves;

They also told us that they really appreciate the support the promoters and the psychologist provide.

During school support sessions at the Ludoteca, we started to implement educational games. This strategy has increased the skills  and focus of our children, who learned a lot and shared what they learned with their younger friends. The promoters organized crafting workshops with recycled products. They created Christmas decorations that the children could than take home to decorate their houses.

Of the 35 children who regularly attend our center, most have passed with excellent grades. Three girls and three boys were the first of their respective classes. This is is a great achievement for Jugando Aprendo.

During January and February the children are on holiday. For many of them this means more work. However, we want these holidays to be a cheerful time. For this reason we are going to start a program called LUDOVERANO and organize theatre, dance, pastry, first aid and crafts workshops. 

Thank you for your trust and support!

Eveli Leyva

Dec 29, 2015

Life as a child domestic worker

Janet - Child domestic worker since the age of 11
Janet - Child domestic worker since the age of 11

Dear Friends,

Can you remember Bernardina? A few weeks ago we shared with you the story of her life as a child domestic worker. But we thought you should hear her experience, as well as Janet's (child domestic worker from the age of 11 till 18), directly from them. Sometimes it is difficult to let people understand how hard life as a child domestic worker is, so we would like to share with you this short video interview:

https://youtu.be/xf2C8M7pOGY

Please take a few minutes to watch it and consider supporting our project to protect girls from child domestic labor once again. Thank you!

Wishing you a Happy New Year,

Blanca Figueroa

Dec 22, 2015

A very special Christmas wish

Carmen, 10 year-old child domestic worker
Carmen, 10 year-old child domestic worker

Dear Friends,

We would like to thank you once again for your support and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

At La Casa de Panchita we had a Christmas celebration with our girls! They had a lot of fun crafting Christmas decorations, dancing and playing. They also made wishes for 2016. Carmen, one of the child domestic workers who attends our workshops, wishes she could have “a better house and a computer”. This does not sound like a 10 year-old typical Christmas wish, does it?
As you may know, these girls come from San Juan de Miraflores, one of the poorest districts in the outskirts of Lima, where a great part of the population lives in shantytowns. Carmen explained she would like to have a computer to have access to more information when doing her homework and improve her grades.

We may not be able to give a computer to our girls (or a house!), but thanks to your support we are able to give them school support and a place where they can feel safe and enjoy their childhood.

AGTR-La Casa de Panchita is participating in Globalgiving’s Year-End Campaign and, with your help, could win special prizes to keep this project running a bit longer! Here’s the project: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empower-girls-and-women-peru/

Thank you!

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