Jun 16, 2017

Great little adventures for our girls

Dear Supporters,

This year we want girls in child domestic labor who participate in Sunday sessions at La Casa de Panchita to have the opportunity to enjoy the cultural offer of Lima. We have taken them several Sundays - while the weather was still warm - to the Water Park, which has many fountains in which to play. We also took them to see a theater play for children. They had never been to the theater and some girls did not know what a theater was. They liked it very much and for them it was a very valuable experience!

At the end of the day we asked:

How did you feel at La Casa de Panchita?

  • "I felt happy and I laughed" (Mara, 10 years old)
  • "I loved the food and I could repeat" (Karla, 11 years old)

What did you learn today?

  • "I learned not to be ashamed and many new things. I also laughed a lot" (Ximena, 10 years).
  • "I learned about domestic child labor and, at the theater, that dreams can come true" (Anahí, age 13)
  • "I met some theater actors today and I really liked it because I had never been to the theater" (Alison, 14).
  • "I like my storybook [which she received as a gift]; I'm going to show it to my mom" (Cristina, 9 years old).

All this is possible thanks to your support. Thank you!

Best regards, 

Blanca Figueroa

Mar 29, 2017

Ready for a new school year after a great summer!

Dear Supporters,

Jugando Aprendo is very grateful for your donations, which allow us to continue one more year to change the lives of children and adolescents, work with their mothers, and keep training our promoters.

Summer activities are always fun, playful and educational at the same time. The program "LUDOVERANO" was carried out, with the participation of 20 girls, 10 boys and 10 adolescents. This is something that they enjoy very much, since in the area where they live there are no play areas. We organized cooking classes, where the children learned how to prepare rich and nutritious salads. However, the bakery class was the one they liked the most: they prepared quinoa pudding, banana ice cream and cupcakes. These classes also served to emphasize the importance of hygiene and teamwork.

Other activities that children and teenagers enjoyed were Peruvian traditional dance classes and handicraft workshops, where they made ceramics, puppets and personal agendas that they were able to take home to show them to their families.

Children and teenagers are very happy to start school. This year we will continue to provide school support sessions and provide books and materials to help with their learning process.

We want to tell you that Peru is going through a difficult situation, because of the landslides in the north of the country and in Lima. In our area, Nueva Rinconada, we experienced water supply issues. Due to scarcity and high costs, many families were left without water for several days. We hope that this situation will be resolved soon and in the meantime, we will face it together!

Thank you!

Best regards,

Eveli Leyva

Mar 20, 2017

Our achievements in 2016

Dear Supporters,

As you know, La Casa de Panchita is AGTR's main venue an is where many of our initiatives take place. We wish to share with you our main achievements in 2016 and in particular those that were made possible by having such a venue in a strategic area of Lima, Peru:

  • Direct service to 1,753 children and adolescents in child domestic work (CDW) between the ages of 6 and 17 from Lima, Callao and Cajamarca, who were informed and oriented about the risks of CDW, received psychosocial support, educational materials on their rights, access to recreational and cultural activities and nutritious and healthy food.
  • Direct service to 1,023 domestic workers, aged between 18 and 65, from Lima, who received guidance and information on their labor rights, labor training, workshops for the development of personal skills, emotional counselling and expressive arts therapy. Of these, 212 obtained employment in domestic service with a written contract in accordance with the law and remunerations generally higher than the minimum wage.

Thank you for your contributions and support!

Sincerely,

Blanca Figueroa

 
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