Project #6426

Daycare for Kids of Working Mothers in Rural Peru

by Awamaki
Jan 12, 2011

Yachay Wasi school prepares to open doors

Yachay Wasi's new school and daycare center in Ollantaytambo, Peru is preparing to open it's doors for the first time in mid-january in order to offer enrichment activities to elemantary school aged kids during the months of summer vaction.  The summer school program, run by Yachay Wasi staff in colaborration with Awamaki volunteers, will include theater and dance, arts and crafts, sports and other activities.  Summer school will wind down in late February as schools prepare to start the year in March. 

In March, Yachay Wasi will also welcome its first group of full-time students, and, if funds permit, the first group of toddlers into the daycare center.  We have made great progress on the physical space of the school - all of the buildings have been constructed but still lack some of the finishing touches and neccesary furniture.  Much of the finishing work on the school will be done in March with help from student groups from the United States with World Leadership School.  Guillermina Sanchez, the school's founder, has been hard at work spreading the word about the school and recruiting families to join for the first year.  

Your donations will help ensure not only that the school is ready to open in March, but that this opportunity is available to children of families of limited economic means and that the school is able to hire dedicated and experienced educators.  We will continue to update on the progress of the school as the first year unfolds.  Thank you for your support of Yachay Wasi and Awamaki's work in the community of Ollantaytambo!   


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Organization Information


Location: Ollantaytambo, Cusco - Peru
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Grace Schmitz
Marketing Coordinator
Ollantaytambo, Cusco Peru

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