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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

Mar 18, 2017

Our achievements in 2016

Dear Supporters,

Thanks to your donations we were able to keep this project up and running and we are confident we will continue to do so, together! Your continued support allowed AGTR-La Casa de Panchita to keep providing core services to girls in child domestic labor and adult domestic workers. This particular project is a key element of a broader set of initiatives we implement in Lima (Peru). We wish to share with you our main achievements in 2016. In particular, you helped us provide:

  • 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 believing in this great cause!

Sincerely,

Blanca Figueroa

Mar 14, 2017

We're getting ready for Sunday sessions at LCP!

Mothers of Child Domestic Workers
Mothers of Child Domestic Workers

Dear supporters:

We are visiting the households of the girls taking part in this project in order to obtain the parent’s permission for them to attend Sunday Sessions at La Casa de Panchita:

"Of course I'll let her go! This will be the second year my daughter is going to attend. My Jasmine comes back very happy every Sunday and even brings me a little gift she made at La Casa de Panchita. Now we talk more, we understand each other more. " (Mother)

"Last year promoters from La Casa de Panchita helped me understand very difficult homework. We also played a lot, that's why I like to go to La Casa de Panchita”. (Delia, 10 years old)

Women who work in domestic service also gave important feedback:

"I was surprised by all the things I did not know and that I learned at La Casa de Panchita. I am 50 years old and I have just learned to value what I do, how to gain my employer’s respect and to demand my rights". (Trinidad V.)

"I felt good because I learned that I should not be afraid to talk to my employer when there is a problem. I am happy because I will return to learn more". (Rosario C.)

Thanks to your support we will start once again the Sunday sessions with girls in child domestic work at La Casa de Panchita and we are able to keep offering workhsops to adult domestic workers! Thank you!

Sincerely,

Blanca Figueroa

 
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