Jun 12, 2012

News from La Casa de Panchita

Dear Global Giving Supporters:

 

Today is the WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR and we wanted to invite you to join us in the celebrations through our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/lacasadepanchita   

Every June 12 we all remind ourselves how important it is to create awareness about child domestic work among the young domestic workers themselves, their families, the Government, and the society as a whole. We still have a long way to go, but every girl who comes to La Casa de Panchita is a new inspiration to us.

Please help us in this effort. All day Wednesday June 13, starting at 12:01 AM EDT, GlobalGiving will match all donations up to $1,000 per donor. If you donate even a small sum like $10, GlobalGiving will make it $20. Every little bit helps. This is a great opportunity to make your donation grow and support our girls!

Thank you for your continued support of the cause!

With gratitude,

Blanca Figueroa

Jun 12, 2012

News from La Casa de Panchita

Dear Global Giving Supporters:

 

The girls are back! After a break for the traditional summer vacation from school (in Peru, January to March), La Casa de Panchita is again humming on Sundays, with girls learning new skills, doing their homework, and playing at the nearby park.

This coming Wednesday June 13, GlobalGiving will double all donations to La Casa de Panchita! More information at the end of this message. Please consider participating in this special event.

Our daylong workshops for girls in domestic work are a unique opportunity for them to socialize with their peers, and to learn about situations of risk at work and how to speak up for themselves. We create a safe space where their voices are heard. We’re pleased and proud for all the positive changes we observe in them. 

Our goal is to create awareness about child domestic work among the young domestic workers themselves, their families, the Government, and the society as a whole. We still have a long way to go, but every girl who comes to La Casa de Panchita is a new inspiration to us.

We’d like to invite you to join us in the celebration of the WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR. More information is on our website http://www.facebook.com/lacasadepanchita   

Please help us in this effort. All day Wednesday June 13, starting at 12:01 AM, GlobalGiving will match all donations up to $1,000 per donor. If you donate even a small sum like $10, GlobalGiving will make it $20. Every little bit helps. This is a great opportunity to make your donation grow and support our girls!

Thank you for your continued support of the cause!

With gratitude,

Blanca Figueroa

Apr 23, 2012

News from La Casa de Panchita

Dear GlobalGiving Supporters:

As we continue raising funds for this new project of La Casa de Panchita, we’ve already agreed on who our first mentor will be, and we want to let you know right away. We’re thrilled to introduce you to Anali Sanchez, the vibrant young woman and former child domestic worker who will take this key role in the project.

Anali was born in 1991 in Huancayo, a city in the sierra, six hours from Lima. She’s the fourth of five children, who migrated to the megalopolis of Lima when she was only three years old. Anali was a child domestic worker by the time she was 9. By age 16 she worked full time, living in her employer´s house.  

She started participating in La Casa de Panchita’s program aged 13, and five years later became an outreach assistant. Anali has supported many girls in child domestic work,  doing tutoring, facilitating workshops, visiting their families, and organizing advocacy in her community.

“I like helping girls the same way others helped me,” she says, “I’m ready for the challenge of becoming a mentor for this project … I’m sure it’s going to be a very exciting experience.”

Anali begins her training this month and expects to begin mentoring her first girls by June.

Thank you for being a supporter of the cause!

 
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