Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival

by Chicuchas Wasi
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Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Educate 130 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival
Dr Jorge created a large group donation - Tablets
Dr Jorge created a large group donation - Tablets

It seems that even during a Pandemic wonders never end for CW Girls                 - Rae Lewis 9.12.21

Ruth's nephew Jorge is an MD in Lima and when word got out to his colleagues that he wanted to help the CW girls learn and they needed a few tools - 8 donated tablets came from his colleagues. These first 8 tablets were awarded to our highest achievers - and then this happened:

CW girls study hard, their noses in their assignment notebooks most of the time. After seeing the awards given to the 8 high achieving girls, they too want one.  It seems that the donors of the first 8 notebooks told their friends in the medical community and more donated notebooks have arrived - 32 more notebooks - a total of 40 notebooks to date. WOW! All the girls are fully energized now to study more and win their own notebook. They dream now of winning a notebook to start off the new school 2022 year in the classroom. 

CW is dramatically changing the lives of poor indigenous girls in Cusco, Peru every day...This story was written by a CW student:                                  An unforgettable gift

 Once upon a time there was a girl named Emmeline, she enrolled in a very beautiful school where there were very understandable teachers. Emmeline dedicated herself to work to study. She always liked to win and be the best and number 1. She tried very hard, until one unexpected day they said that an illness arrived, so everyone had to stay in their homes and do school by video call. Emmeline's school looked like a desert and so far, no one can see one another at school. Emmeline was not adapting, until she set herself a challenge that was to be the best. Emmeline did not stop from doing her best. One day the teacher of Emmeline said that the girls who were going to strive more in their studies were going to be rewarded. Emmeline studied very hard, but the tablet that was the prize was won by her classmate Lucero. Emmeline resigned herself but continued to work hard at her schoolwork. But then the teacher said that there were 3 more tablets, and they were going to be given to 3 girls. Emmeline worked very hard until she went for a walk to Calca and there was a get together with her teacher Pamela. There they announced who won the tablets but none of the names was Emmeline. Emmeline was already resigning herself until the cell phone rang. It was her teacher Pamela and she told Emmeline's mom that Emmeline won another tablet. The mother went to tell Emmeline. When Emmeline received the news she was very happy and grateful to Professor Ruth, Professor Gloria and Professor Pamela for all the education they gave her. She also felt grateful to the gentlemen who donated the tablets and for choosing her as one of the winners.

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And then this happened: The CW school bus was put back to work but not shuffling CW girls to and from school yet. Gulf4Good.org just gave CW a $7900 grant to resume the EMERGENCY FOOD program for our families, still unable to get much work due to still raging Covid Variant in Peru and no vaccines to vaccinate its people. In 2020 Gulf4Good also funded our emergency food program for all of 2020 until the funds ran out. You probably know this, but our teachers have become social workers since joining CW School for Girls and loving the success we are all experiencing.

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           Please donate whatever you can -
        the end of CoVid in Peru is not over.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/

                                   *********************

                               To our CW FRIENDS

                                    THANK YOU

                  Your support has made the difference

CW's future when 'Maria Tuition School' classes are filled, will be self-supporting. CoVid has upset our plans to open Maria school, but we are grateful that most in our CW large extended family are well. We plan to begin enrolling students March 2022 when school begins again.

NOTE: Cusco is still not vaccinating many--more vaccines are needed. Children are expected to return to school for the next school year that begins March 2022. We are all super excited. Thank you all for hanging in there with us. We have a way to go yet and the impact of our work is self evident in the success of our girls...some at the university today. 

Read the CW STORY
"JUMP ON THE LOVE TRAIN"
a fundraiser to EDUCATE GIRLS
WWW.chicuchaswasi.org/book/
100% of the proceeds go to the school
Thank you

CW bus loaded-emerg food staples for families.
CW bus loaded-emerg food staples for families.
Schoo bus is working again for our girls
Schoo bus is working again for our girls
Mothers load up with food supplies and baby too.
Mothers load up with food supplies and baby too.
Loading up fresh eggs & food stuffs for CW family
Loading up fresh eggs & food stuffs for CW family
The many food staples, eggs and chickens for fam.
The many food staples, eggs and chickens for fam.

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Her earned reward-photo of Tablet donor
Her earned reward-photo of Tablet donor

Peruvian Independence celebration is perfect time to honor 8 high achievers (snuck onto CW school briefly) with a special reward for their effort to learn during home school.   -Rae Lewis 8.3.21

CW IMPACT is changing the lives of poor indigenous girls in Cusco, Peru every day...

We are halfway through our second home-school year and the success we are having (even during Covid) is testament to our creative style of education developed over 23 years. CW is more than a school. Our teachers have been trained to be social workers too and over time have created a trusted relationship with our families. We frequently receive visits from CW Alumnae girls, now in vocational or university study, who return to their second home for advice and guidance and to inspire the younger students with their stories and the dreams  they have. The return of the Alumnae girls is important and their stories teach the younger girls that they too can study and reach for their dreams and trust that nothing is impossible.

CW school was created to empower and prepare forgotten girls to have a voice in their society and become leaders and role models for younger girls. Parents are grateful and impressed with the achievements of their daughters, never having had the same opportunities themselves, and have become eager volunteers organizing activities to aid the school; room mothers create projects to raise funds for something needed; parents cultivate school veggie gardens around the school for the school kitchen and help with school maintenance like painting doors and buildings if needed; parents created the school playground equipment - all with laughter and a smile.

Family relationships have become stronger, happier, more united and supportive of one another with improved communication, and a decrease in domestic abuse. For the last two years parents have had to step up to help their daughters learn the discipline of scheduled study time during home-school. The study area is often the meal table or a corner of their small living quarters. Our girls often read to their siblings and parents the story books they take out from the CW library. The value of reading books has spread throughout our community of families. Everyone wants to learn - even many of the parents. We create events to engage the families at home since the girls are isolated from their friends. Mothers collect recycled items to help create costumes for siblings and parents and the family dances and celebrates a variety of special days: Student's day, Holloween etc. and video it on their cell phones to in the workbook from their teachers and send their completed work back to the teacher or at times on the cell using photo ability. The surrounding community has watched the success of the CW school for girls and have replaced their original doubts to desire to enroll their own daughters who now attend. The CW IMPACT is huge!

Ruth's nephew Jorge (seen logging the tablets), a Lima MD, organized his professional colleagues who wanted to help the CW school with a plan to donate Tablets to see lessons better at home, instead of the tiny screen of a cell phone. They purchased 8 brand new TABLETS and delivered them to Ruth for the Independence Day celebration July 28th. Top students of each grade were honored with a Tablet gifted by a Padrino (Godfather for their education) This was a never-dreamed surprise and will definitely be a powerful incentive to continue studies with the same enthusiasm. Ruth has received another 12 Tablets from more of Jorge's colleagues to be awarded to the additional high achievers or students in need to finish out the school year. Our parents have little money to provide any technology for their daughters we know. However, the recently donated used cell phones from California and the new Tablets got parents thinking. They joined in small groups and pooled their coins to gain collective access to the internet and share in their group.The limited internet connection will serve small groups that gather around the Tablet and transform their home-school experience the last 5 months of school. Our girls have not skipped a beat or lost academic education, rather they have learned how to study with creativity and their beloved dedicated teachers.

                    Please donate whatever you can -
                  the end of CoVid in Peru is not over.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-130-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/

                           To our CW Friends
                             THANK YOU 
              Your support has made the difference!

Your donations have enabled us to continue to educate 126 + girls - while in home-school. Any amount big or small does help and donations do add up. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and there is a tax benefit for all donations.Our belt has been severely tightened since CoVid hit and only the teachers salaries, material donations and supplies for home-school lessons continue. Our emergency food package continues as needed for some families still needing support.

CW's future when 'Maria Tuition School' classes are filled, will be self-supporting. CoVid has upset our plans to open Maria school, but we are grateful that most in our CW large extended family are well. We plan to begin enrolling Maria students for March 2022 when school begins again.

Tourism supports the city of Cusco and as soon as Tourism opens the economy will recover quickly - So, this is hopeful. 

NOTE: Cusco has begun vaccinating all adults over 40 years of age, and over 12 will begin soon until all have been vaccinated in Cusco. Children are expected to return to school for the next school year that begins March 2022. We are all super excited. Thank you all for hanging in there with us. We have a way to go yet and the impact of our work is self evident in the success of our girls...some at the university today. 

 PLEASE DONATE a little extra TO HELP during the Pandemic       

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-130-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/
                             THANK YOU

Read the CW STORY
"JUMP ON THE LOVE TRAIN"
a fundraiser to EDUCATE GIRLS
WWW.chicuchaswasi.org/book/
100% of the proceeds go to the school
Thank you

DR Jorge who organized all the tablet donations
DR Jorge who organized all the tablet donations
Mother/Daughter receive honor & tablet reward
Mother/Daughter receive honor & tablet reward
Papa with honored daughter holding Tablet reward
Papa with honored daughter holding Tablet reward
Proud mother & daughter holding tablet
Proud mother & daughter holding tablet
Mother & CW student receive honor and award
Mother & CW student receive honor and award
Students will return to CW school in 3/2022
Students will return to CW school in 3/2022

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Very soon they will return to classrooms
Very soon they will return to classrooms

Great news for us all: CoVid vaccines arrived to Peru - 50+ years are being vaccinated. CW Teachers, families, CW family soon...  

With CoVid Vaccines now in Peru, we are all DREAMING we are back in the classroom...

July is Peruvian Independence Day July 28 and CW Highest Achieving Students will receive a reward on this day -delayed from June for the celebration. 

CW  continues without a hiccough with home-school. All thoughts are on the vaccines and school opening finally for the 2022 school year next March. After two years unable to go to their beloved school, everyone is counting the days. California donors who collected 8 more cell phones in good condition, please know they are in daily use in our home school program. THANK YOU SO MUCH!  The videos they share is one way of keeping in touch with friends they miss.

The Lima medical colleagues of Ruth's nephew Jorge, purchased 8 brand new iPads and delivered them to Ruth for the celebration this month. One iPad per grade will be awarded to the highest student achiever. This surprise will definitely be a powerful incentive to continue studies with the same enthusiasm. Ruth hopes to receive a second group of iPads for the December year-end final 2021 achievers awards. So this year is special to close out CW home-school with this exciting bonus award AND hope to welcome back to class time next March 2022.

By now you all know that we have been building the new Maria school since 2017 as the business that will support both schools into the future. Maria School is ready to receive its first co-ed students for March 2022. This CW fundraiser (tuition-based Maria school) will accept co-ed students seeking college prep school next March 2022.

Please see the colorful new Maria school images below. This is the promised longevity for CW Girl's School going forward. Parents are hoping to get their children back into school soon. We are looking at next March for both schools to open! CoVid reality in Cusco is still grim, but Vaccines have arrived and are getting shots delivered quickly. Meanwhile our teachers, families and friends are still being very careful and staying home. 

Every country must be vaccinated to end this pandemic
to achieve herd immunity. 

Please donate whatever you can -
the end of CoVid in Peru is not over.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/

                          To our CW Friends
                              THANK YOU 
Your support has made the difference!     

Your donations have enabled us to continue to educate 126 + girls - while in home-school. Any amount big or small does help and donations do add up. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and there is a tax benefit for all donations.Our belt has been severely tightened since CoVid hit and only the teachers salaries and supplies for home-school lessons continue. 

CW's future when 'Maria Tuition School' classes are filled, will be self-supporting. CoVid has upset our plans to open Maria school, but we are grateful that most in our CW large extended family are well.

Tourism supports the city of Cusco and as soon as Tourism opens the economy will recover quickly - So, this is hopeful.

PLEASE DONATE a little extra TO HELP during the Pandemic       
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/
                                          THANK YOU

Read the CW STORY
"JUMP ON THE LOVE TRAIN"
a fundraiser to EDUCATE GIRLS
WWW.chicuchaswasi.org/book/
100% of the proceeds go to the school
Thank you

  

sisters learning at home
sisters learning at home
lessons at home
lessons at home
Maria school ready to open next March
Maria school ready to open next March
Ready to register new students in March
Ready to register new students in March
Beautiful new school
Beautiful new school
I love school and my teacher
I love school and my teacher

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Visual science lesson on digestion
Visual science lesson on digestion

                  How is this for creative use of recycled material for a
                  human science class demonstration of digestion?  

CW Highest Achieving Students will soon get a surprise. Eight Girls are about to receive a special award in June 2021...

CW home-school is in full swing after 3 months using their new teacher prepared workbooks with the semester assignments and cell communication the only technology available. Thank you California donors who collected 8 cell phones in good condition to send with a returning family to Lima, Peru. Ruth has family in Lima and will get the phones to the school and in the hands of the girls who need them asap. The frequent teacher/student communication and additional lesson transfers from the teachers compliments the workbook this semester. We have home-school success. All girls are engaged with the help of their parents who remind them when it is class time at home. Our girls still feel as if they are having an adventure with the new material this year and the fun of creating videos on their cell phones to share with other students and teachers. They are doing well. An important aspect of home-school in our rural community is the tighter bonding within the families. They do miss their friends, but the shared videos and competitions around making them with recycled material makes this a shared experience and a way to stay connected to friends.

Some unexpected great news are the awards that will be celebrated in June with the donations from the Lima medical colleagues of Ruth's MD  nephew Jorge. They have purchased 8 brand new iPads to donate one per grade to the highest student achievers. This will be an amazing reward and incentive to continue into the next semester with the same enthusiasm. Ruth is hoping to receive a second group of iPads for the December year end final 2021 achievers awards. So this year has become special already for home-schools with this exciting bonus award.

                                          ********************

The Peru government has ordered all schools to remain closed this school year 2021, sadly; that means Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls is closed until March 2022. Our CW fundraiser (tuition-based) Maria school is unable to accept co-ed students seeking college prep school this year as well, so far. Please see the new school image below-ready to go-for promised longevity for CW School for Girls going forward. Like everywhere, parents are hoping to get their children back into school soon. CW is looking at next March for both schools to open..hopefully! CoVid reality in Cusco is grim, we all pray for the vaccines to come soon. Meanwhile our teachers, families and friends are all being very careful and staying home. 

In the southern hemisphere our students are heading for a cold winter in June and July. Happily they won't mind staying in their warm home for home-school when it pours and hard hail comes crashing down everywhere.  

Peru is waiting for more vaccines to land on Peru soil, to be delivered to the people. Cases are down a little and deaths are down with 50 daily in Cusco-total Vaccines received so far are 785,000. The WHO is organizing vaccine help from wealthy countries to provide enough vaccines for the poor countries that include Peru. Every country must be vaccinated to end this pandemic to achieve heard immunity. 

Please donate whatever you can - the end of CoVid in Peru is not near.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/

                                     THANK YOU


Until Covid is under control, Peru schools remain closed and home-school is managing all academic education at all levels from home online. The CW team and amazing creativity of our teachers and students decided to reinvent the CW academic program during a Feb. intense teacher work sessions on Zoom before school started last March. Instead of last years videos created on the cell phones each week by teachers for students, each teacher of each grade created a two-ring-binder workbook for the entire semester covering each subject and delivered them to each student. There will be added assignments with individual sheets added weekly at a safe drop off park. The girls were excited to receive their binders and learn about this new class style for 2021. They still receive instruction and tutoring by cell often.
 
The new workbook binder has the 5 sections below and covered all subject this organized way. Our girls have grown up a lot the last year and are independent learners now on their own. These are the subject they are being taught. 
1) Science PE (with yoga &.dance) and science investigationsand Environment: plant growth, food cultivation, clean water and protecting the environment
2) Communication: reading, writing, poems, stories etc.
3) Mathematics: using recipes food portions and measuring to learn math, and practice of sums, multiplication etc.
4)  Personal Social: history of Peru, voting, current events and government
5)  Health: girls learn about their bodies, feelings, menstruation, emotions, sex and resilience. This topic is taught to girls together in 3-4 grades and 5-6 grades to better answer the many questions age related.

                                   *******************

                                 To our CW Friends
 
                          Your support really matters

Your donations allow us to continue to educate 126 + girls - while in home-school. Any amount big or small does help and donations do add up. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and there is a tax benefit for all donations. We have eliminated for now all but the teachers salaries and supplies for home-school lessons. 

I hate to ask for donations now, but we won't be asking for them in the future when 'Maria' classes are filled. CoVid has upset our plans to open Maria school, but we are grateful that most in our CW large extended family are well.

Cusco business is supported by tourism and will open ASAP - it supports the Cusco economy. Cusco tourism will resume soon and the Cusco economy will quickly improve. So, this is hopeful.      

          PLEASE DONATE a little extra TO HELP during the Pandemic       

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/

                                   THANK YOU

Youngest girls in home school
Youngest girls in home school
Proud of achievements at home
Proud of achievements at home
Finishing assignment in workbook
Finishing assignment in workbook
Fundraising school to fund CW school ready
Fundraising school to fund CW school ready
CW Girls start reading in first grade
CW Girls start reading in first grade

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Felicidad shares the NEW home school style
Felicidad shares the NEW home school style

CW Girls are thrilled with the style changes in March 2021 for home-school

I woke yesterday to shimmering rays of gold peeking over the east hills and shooting slices through my curtains. The little ones will be arriving soon for an Easter egg hunt and brunch in my garden. It has been a year since my family could come together for any reason and the egg hunt image fills my heart. I stuffed the plastic eggs with tiny speckled candies and yellow bunny peeps to hide in the yard. Three little baskets were ready, one for each of my grandsons. The red flyer wagon sat by the door to haul them around the yard for the fun of it and made me smile. Covid is slowing and California is beginning to open up the stores that still can. Drive through vaccines are showing up everywhere. Finally!

Peru is waiting for more vaccines to deliver to the people. Cases are down a little and deaths are 294 totals daily in total Peru-total Vaccines so far 785,000. The WHO is organizing vaccine help from wealthy countries to provide enough vaccines for the poor countries that include Peru. Every country must be vaccinated to end a pandemic to gain heard immunity.

Until Covid is under control, Peru schools remain closed and home school is managing all academic education at all levels from home online. All Peru schools including Lima university students study online all day at home. The CW team and amazing creativity of our teachers and students decided to reinvent the CW academic program during Feb. intense teacher work sessions on Zoom before school started in March. Instead of the videos created on the cell phones each week for students, each teacher of each grade created a two-ring-binder workbook for the entire semester covering each subject and delivered them to each student. There will be added assignments with individual sheets added weekly at a safe drop off park. The girls were excited to receive their binders and learn about this new class style for 2021. They still receive instruction and tutoring by cell as needed.

Each grade chose a student to demonstrate how the new binder will be used.

Felicidad is a third-grade student and demonstrated her binder to her class, with its 5 sections: 

1) Science (PE with yoga &.dance) and science investigations and Environment: plant growth, food cultivation, clean water and protecting the environment

2) Communication: reading, writing, poems, stories etc.

3) Mathematics: using recipes food portions and measuring to learn math, and practice of sums, multiplication etc.

4) Personal Social: history of Peru, voting, current events and government

5) Health: girls learn about their bodies, feelings, menstruation, emotions, sex and resilience. This topic is taught to girls together in 3-4 grades and 5-6 grades to better answer the many questions age related.

We noticed a silver lining that was not expected with home school. Our girls became independent and self-sufficient after the initial few months and far exceeded the help their parents could offer. Older girls began to help their younger siblings, and be innovative to complete their own assignment. The younger girls needed help of a simpler nature and mothers were able to assist. Parents showed how proud they were at how grown up the older girls had become and didn’t need help with assignments anymore. We also learned that our younger girls quickly became readers and writers in the first grade at 6 years and by the second grade they too were learning faster.

The Tuition based Maria School is ready to open, but until we receive the green light from the Ministry of Education, no schools can open. The septic tank has been installed and the road for parents to drive up to the entrance is being paved now. Ruth intended to put several classrooms ready with desks and black boards etc. for this newsletter, but she and her family have all been ill with covid and better now. Rain is always an obstacle with construction and if we add Covid = it's a headache. June/July 2021 is when Ruth is hoping to open 2-3 early grade classes this year. This Maria school will support both this co-ed  school and the CW school for girls for generations.

                                                    THANK YOU 

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                                        Your support really matters

Your donations allow us to continue to educate 126 + girls - while in home school. Any amount big or small does help and donations do add up. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and there is a tax benefit for all donations. We have eliminated for now all but the teachers salaries and supplies for home-school lessons. 
The CW education team has a plan for opening the CW school again in July with a curriculum that will be safe (masked), academically successful and allow the girls to return to their beloved school and resume the meal program we know they need. By splitting the schoolroom classes the youngest girls in the morning and older girls in the afternoons, two sessions will limit the number of girls who gather together. They all miss the socializing with their friends and it is important to restore the normal development of social skills and time together at school.

I hate to ask for donations now, but we won't be asking for them in the future when 'Maria' classes are filled. CoVid has upset our plans this year to open Maria school, but we are grateful that we are all well and no-one in our CW large extended family has been gravely ill.

Cusco business is all related to tourism and must open soon as there is not other industry to support the Cusco economy. I know that Cusco tourism will be able to resume soon. Then the Cusco economy will quickly improve. So, this is hopeful.

PLEASE DONATE a little extra TO HELP during the pandemic

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Felicidad shares the lesson text she began
Felicidad shares the lesson text she began
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Communication: Reading, Writing, Poetry etc

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Chicuchas Wasi

Location: Sonoma, California - USA
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