Last March, the new school year began in Peru and the Sunday Sessions at AGTR’s venue have also started. This year, one of the topics that will be discussed with girls in child domestic labor are the identification of sexual harassment and strategies to prevent it. This is a very important issue, since, unfortunately, violence against girls and women is a serious problem in Peru. In addition, other sessions will include strategies for the girls to achieve a better communication with their mothers, a key figure for the prevention of harassment and for reporting inappropriate behavior.
15 girls attend each Sunday, because our space is small. On the other hand, this allows us to provide personalized care to each of them. As always, this great initiative is possible thanks to your support. Thank you!
Apr 25, 2019
Great news from Jugando Aprendo!
By Eveli Leyva - Project Leader
We have very good news for you. We finally started attending children at the new Ludoteca, on March 15. It was a very pleasant and very exciting celebration attended by mothers, children, teenagers, volunteers, friends, family members of the team of promoters and our sponsors, who trusted and supported our team. We presented our team and the great and wonderful efforts that were made in making this beautiful space. We received a donation of books and toys from a Swiss school in Peru, that will help us a lot in our daily activities.
As you know, the construction of the house was not easy, but seeing it now fills us with much happiness and motivates for the future. The children really enjoy being at the new Ludoteca. On Mondays and Wednesdays, they do their homework, while on Fridays, we open the game cupboards so that they can enjoy themselves. We know that little by little the new community will be involved in the activities that we will develop.
We are also very proud of two of our promoters, Luzdy and Wanderly, who completed their studies in technical institutes. Luzdy studied technical nursing, always very active and responsible in her studies and commitment to the Ludoteca. Wanderly used to be a beneficiary of our program and is now part of our team. He completed gastronomy studies and is now carrying out an internship. They have achieved their goals with perseverance, dedication and a lot of love from their family. The team of promoters is very committed to the work that has been developing and we appreciate the support we receive from each of you. Thank you!
Feb 11, 2019
Our achievements in 2018
By Blanca Figueroa - Project Leader
As the new year began, we looked back at 2018 and we would like to thank you for your continued support, which allowed us to help a great deal of domestic workers improve their living conditions. We would like to share with you some of last year’s results:
- 2,284 domestic workers received information on the Peruvian law regulating domestic work and were motivated to take part in AGTR’s empowering workshops; - 750 domestic workers took part in our workshops, improving their self-esteem, their knowledge of their labor rights and learning how to manage and improve the relationship with their employers; - 274 domestic workers were placed in jobs with a fair salary and dignified working conditions; - 87 domestic workers received counseling and were able to preserve and/or improve their jobs.
We are grateful for this results and we are determined to keep helping women employed as domestic workers improve their livelihoods, as they are usually internal migrants from poor Andean regions, now living in low income peripheral areas of Lima, with children. Thank you!