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!
Aug 21, 2019
Intercultural workshops for child domestic workers
By Blanca Figueroa - Project Leader
We are glad to share with you that the educational/recreational Sunday sessions at AGTR-La Casa de Panchita are going very well. We received a visit from a group of PhD students from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. They met our girls and helped us carry out several educational workshops and and playful activities. The girls were very happy to get to know them and had a lot fun, asking questions, practicing english and taking pictures.
Receiving support from international volunteers allows girls in child domestic work to interact with a diverse group of people, learn about different cultures and languages, learn to share their experiences and cultivate their dreams for the future. At the same time, volunteers learn about the reality of child labor and the risks related to child domestic work, enabling them to help us spread the word and achieve our goals.
Developing and keeping up our volunteer program is possible also thanks to your continued support over the years. We are grateful and always looking for ways to improve the experience of both girls in child domestic work and volunteers from all over the world. Thank you!
Aug 8, 2019
Improving children's school performance
By Eveli - Project Leader
In recent months, the children taking part in our school reinforcement program have increased from 20 to 35 and the local community is very supportive of our work. Many of the girls who come to our new headquarters take care of younger children and often come accompanied by a 3 or 4-year-old cousin or nephew. The girls told us that there is no one to leave them with at home and they are responsible for them. Unfortunately, at Ludoteca we do not have the necessary means to care for such young children and as a result, the rest could not focus on their schoolwork and their projects. Therefore, we had our first meeting with the mothers of the community and we explained the situation. The meeting went very well and since then, the girls come alone and are very happy to be able to perform their tasks and play with other girls their age. Tatiana is one of these girls: she is 8 years old and is in third grade, she is the oldest of three siblings and had was really struggling in mathematics. Thanks to the school support she received at Ludoteca, Tatiana has improved a lot in this course and is now motivated to obtain the first position in her class.
Thank you very much, dear donors, for your support! Without you we would not be able to achieve these great goals and improve the lives of the children in our community!