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Nov 27, 2019

News from AGTR-La Casa de Panchita

Dear Supporter,

We are close to the end of the year and we are about to complete this year's cycle of Sunday sessions with child domestic workers. We are going to start again next year, after the Christmas holidays. 

Girls from low income households are likely to become child laborers, working as babysitters for neighbors or relatives, because of the need to improve the family financial situation or so that they "learn a profession" as early as possible. Improving labor rights, working contitions and livelihoods of adult domestic workers is part of our holistic approach for the eradication of child labor. If the livelihoods of mother improves, their daughters have more chances to stay in school, break the spiral of poverty and have access to formal and dignified imployment. 

At AGTR we empower adult domestic workers so that they learn about their civil rights, are better prepared to negotiate decent working conditions with employers and learn to value their work and experience. We would like to share with you some testimonies from women taking part in AGTR's workshops:

Verónica: “After taking part in AGTR’s and La Casa de Panchita’s workshops, I feel more comfortable with myself. I have met other women working in domestic service in Lima and that has given me more confidence. I felt understood here, because other domestic workers also went through the same difficulties I had to face. I have learned to value my work experience and the knowledge I have acquired in recent years, to organize myself better in my work and to know how to adapt to the customs of my new employers”.

Karina: “I came from Venezuela almost two years ago, due to the economic crisis. At La Casa de Panchita I felt included, like I belong and I felt comfortable here. In my situation, as a migrant still trying to rebuild my life in a new country, this was very important for me. This place and the people here are very warm, and one can feel it from the very moment they open the door. Gloria, at the reception, is very empathic”.

We would like to thank you for making this project possible and for enabling us to keep serving girls in child domestic labor and adult domestic workers. 

Sincerely,

Blanca Figueroa

Nov 5, 2019

Emotional intelligence workshops for girls in CDW

Our emotions: emotional intelligence workshop for girls in domestic child work.                                                                                                    

At the Ludoteca we are addressing emotions, so that girls learn to express and control feelings in the most appropriate way. It is a topic that is not discussed either in their families or in school. These sessions are being very dynamic, interactive and reflective for all of them. We do an activity in which girls share personal stories and work in groups so that they can identify the emotion expressed in each story and analyze it. It is important that girls develop their emotional intelligence, which will allow them to have greater emotional maturity in the future and, thus, to have a good psycho-affective development.
In addition, our girls craft small decorative jewelry boxes. They love being able to paint and decorate it. At the end of the day, they take the result of their creative activity home, to show it to their family and decorate their room.

As always, we are grateful for the support we receive from you, which make this important activities possible and make a great contribution to the well being of girls in child domestic labor. Thank you!

Best regards,

Eveli Leyva

Oct 3, 2019

We have a "new" workshop space!

Dear Supporters,

We made some changes at La Casa de Panchita. We moved some things around and renewed a room that is now the new space where we carry out empowerment and labor workshops with domestic workers. The new space is larger than the one we were previously using and can comfortably accommodate more participants. Thanks to your continued support, we could repaint the walls and decorate the space to make it more pleasant and make domestic workers feel welcome. At the same time, having a proper workshop room, facilitates our team’s daily work.

 Thank you for helping us continuing to improve our work!

 Sincerely,

 Blanca Figueroa

 
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