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
IN-Class time is back again.
IN-Class time is back again.

                            CW girls are back in class with their friends

CW girls are back in class with their friends after 2 years of home school - gratefully successful - our girls were only 2 months behind on their assignment and are catching up now. Thank you all for your support to keep us on track academically. We were able to do one-on-one tutoring as needed and girls benefited – no-one failed.

The latest Peruvian school requirements:

All reopened schools in Peru are forbidden to serve food to students, per the ministry of health and ministry of education. Our girls come from the poor rural community with work scarcity and lack adequate food at home. After 2 years in lock-down, malnutrition is again showing up in our girls. Therefore, CW is repeating the same emergency packs of food basics that families can cook at home, same we provided the last 2 years of the Pandemic. Ruth is also providing hot oatmeal upon arrival to school in cups to the classroom (under the Ministry radar) and keeping the distance between girls. It is bitter cold as winter arrives in Cusco.

This year with few jobs available to parents who do not earn enough to feed families- this problem is now a crisis. The rise in gas costs and the related rising cost of food has worsened our family food shortages. Example is the cost of bread in Cusco: 1 sole (1 sol=$ 0.26020usd) would buy 5 bread rolls, now only buys 2-3. A small whole chicken is totally unaffordable in Cusco today costing approx. Peruvian Sol 32.61875 = $8.50 usd each. (Conversion rate today is $1 USD = 3.8375 PEN sols and changes daily.)

This crisis not only affects the students and their families but also our team of teacher’s (1/3 are single mothers) ability to feed their families. Because of this we must think of the girls, parents and CW team and help them get through this food crisis and potential resulting health decline. CW teacher’s pay is being increased.

Ruth’s recent visit to California allowed for many in depth discussions between Ruth and I of the post pandemic return to CW in-class education, and the subtle changes teachers are noting in the girls after 2 years of home school. Really happy to be again in the classroom, teachers are focused on the return to classroom education and the emotional changes in our girls. Gratefully CW girls are already back to a near normal routine. Our teachers are alert to problems that our families might have had in crowded living situations the last 2 years. They recognize the need for extra patience, to watch and listen to each girl share home time, shower them with much love, and to watch and try to resolve the frustrations, pain, and home realities of each child. Slowly after 2 weeks, our girls are smiling, laughing again and deepening the teacher/student trust. 

Ruth tells me that all are very happy to see each other, share stories and when a girl is too quiet with no smiles - their eyes tell a bigger story. The team will get to the bottom of those stories. For CW team, this is the stimulus to keep plowing ahead.

Exciting new teacher: With joy and much pride, we celebrate FlorDina, graduate from CW’s first graduation in 2013, with much personal effort to rise above her many family difficulties, Flordina has pushed ahead to study for a career in Education and finally graduated last December from a Cusco teacher’s credential program. This school year (post covid), Flordina has returned to CW once again, but this time for her primary grade level teacher practice. Her dream was to become a teacher at CW school – CW celebrates her success and example for other girls with great pride.

The Maria School: CW business plan to support the (tuition free) Chicuchas Wasi School and at the same time the (tuition based) Maria School with the tuition income that is generated, now that schools are allowed to open again. This has been the focus of much of Ruth and my CW work in California the last 2 weeks. The best way to attract parents/students is to carefully publicize it after covid. In spite of the Ministries chaotic 2022 school opening, we plan a quality co-ed school with focus on preparing students for the best Universities down the road. Ruth is back in Cusco today actually working on the best way to attract parents to our school with radio, TV and a billboard ads. We have much to lure them to us, namely the 25year successes of CW school, our values and empowerment style of education. Parents are understandably still worried about the Cusco economy and slow recovery and fear that Covid will return and put their children at risk. Tourism is back and international travelers have returned to visit Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco. The main Cusco economy, tourism is already making a big difference with the city economy with new business and job security for everyone. The Maria school will be popular and is needed but parents still have a wait and see approach to signing a contract for their child’s education. As children return to school and remain healthy this will open the doors quickly to our Co-Ed school Maria.

Here are a few photos for you to enjoy. “A picture speaks a thousand words”

Many blessings to us all for a brighter, pandemic free new reality.

Report by:

Rae Lewis, CW founder 1987, President in California

Ruth Uribe, CW school co-founder 1997, President in Cusco, Peru

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CW school bus safely delivers girls to school
CW school bus safely delivers girls to school
Emergency food staples for family meals
Emergency food staples for family meals
2021 grads plead a last time visit to their school
2021 grads plead a last time visit to their school
Serious study in school returns
Serious study in school returns
Personal instructions as needed
Personal instructions as needed
CW Students in their cultural dress
CW Students in their cultural dress

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First day of CW school in-class education again
First day of CW school in-class education again

The Peruvian 2022 school year begins now. 

CW Girls eagerly connect with their friends and classmates of many years in CW. They are almost dizzy with giggles and laughter as they arrive for a trial run in street clothes on the school patio today. After 2 years in home school, girls need to get used to the rules and procedures and many girls in a big school again. So cautious gathering with good hand washing and masked distance feels correct for now. All staff is vaccinated and girls 5 yrs and up are vaccinated too.

The Girls sit in lines on the patio to listen to director Ruth explain new routines and food restrictions from the Ministry of Education (for now). Ruth and teachers spent much of their summer planning a curriculum to energize the girl's passion and love of learning creatively again. School supplies were given to each student and also the donated computer tablets (one for each girl). Some of our girls have acquired a new shyness after 2 yrs of isolation. T
eachers plan to gradually bring out our outgoing girls again. CW has learned a lot and has been blessed for 34 years. 

We could never have achieved all we have the last 2 years without the love and support from you.We pray the covid nightmare is over for everyone everywhere, but we realize it is not.

                                THANK YOU ALL  

Our CW girls are excited to be back in school with their friends, but many things can change in 2 years especially at their age. Parent meetings have begun to help CW team understand what home life in lock-down was like for the girls, and any problems or achievements?
 

CW girls are creative problem solvers and many of the girls have become more self-motivated and independent, demonstrating more self-confidence than before Covid. However, Covid changed all our lives and we know that some of the changes, Ruth has noticed in some girls, might need support.

CW parents have planted every inch around the school (see last news update for images) and we should have a large food harvest in a few months. 

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Upsetting news
The three student families forced due to hunger to return to their rural family farm in the mountains still have not yet returned. We planned on 123 returning students for this school year, but two fathers refused to vaccinate their 4 daughters and after so much Covid illness and death in Cusco we must require vaccinations. So far we have 100 primary grade students (a few more to return soon) and 11 four-year old kindergarten girls. Returning to a somewhat normal life will take getting used to for everyone so we know a few more will return. Parents have needed older girls to work and those are probably some of the missing students now. Home visits will begins soon.

The fundraiser tuition based Maria School has been ready to open for 2 years. We have the green light to begin registering new students, but parents are cautious, and tell Ruth the public schools have sometimes up to 80 students in a class since many schools have closed. Few private schools are still available. We will open the Maria school in March if there are enough students to pay the teachers needed. Our patience is needed since the pandemic was horrific and time will help parents believe it is really gone. Ruth is checking on how the few private schools are doing - all will need some reassurance and time.

Great News:
CW Alumnae, Flordina, graduated in 2013, our first graduating class and then completed high school, then went on to study education in college. She is today a student teacher at Chicuchas Wasi School for girls like her - here dream to teach at CW school all along.

We look forward to returning foreign visitors to Cusco and to CW school with the occasional volunteer coming to CW in June. The economic lift Cusco needs is dependent on tourism.  The year 2022 will be a lift for us all.

Some photos for you:
Patio assembly to welcome the new school year in a pre-school day. Then our bright red uniforms will be seen on every girl this week, that they wear with pride.

After the first day at school the little ones board the school bus to return home with a snack. Forbidding food for the children is completely crazy and Ruth is working on a plan to manage without a fuss so the girls will have a meal. Our kitchen and dining room are not allowed to open yet, but Ruth will find a way. Our girls arrive in the am and get off the bus and run to get their oatmeal and wake up. With out this morning nutrition they will be asleep at their desks in 15 minutes.  

CW School is our beautiful sun burst color school created for poor Indigenous Girls (tuition free), and the new modern (tuition based) Maria school will one day soon fund both schools. 

              Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls survived the last 2 years!
                                            THANK YOU 
                      Your support has made the difference!

CW's future when the 'Maria Tuition School' classes are filled, will be self-supporting. CoVid upset our plans to open the Maria school in 2020, but we are grateful that our CW large extended family is well. We plan to begin enrolling new maria students soon now in March 2022  the school year just began and parents are almost ready but cautious. Many are inquiring now.

NOTE: Thank you all for hanging in there with us. We have a little way to go yet but the impact of our work is self evident in the success of our girls...some at the university today. 

 

These special girls are recognized for excellence
These special girls are recognized for excellence
All girls receive the donated tablets now
All girls receive the donated tablets now
All girls receive school supplies to begin study
All girls receive school supplies to begin study
1st day of school for these 4 y/o kinder girls
1st day of school for these 4 y/o kinder girls
Girls return to school-find their new grade class
Girls return to school-find their new grade class
Older girls had a harder home time-had ti work
Older girls had a harder home time-had ti work
CW School bus ready to deliver girls home now
CW School bus ready to deliver girls home now
Friends meet again back at school
Friends meet again back at school

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Teachers Exhausted and Happy celebration end of yr
Teachers Exhausted and Happy celebration end of yr

With graduation and CW school closure behind us, our 10 teachers and admin team come together to relax, lunch and laugh together. This team is amazing with unlimited dedication and passionate creative skills that hold student focus and develop the love of learning. Left front is Simeon, our all round handyman, weekend security and school bus driver who never complains - he loves his job. Ruth stands in the back, happily exhausted and so proud of her team. We are one big family, we work hard, celebrate birthdays and our successes together. CW has been blessed for 34 years. We could never have achieved all we have the last 2 years without the love and support from you.We pray the covid nightmare is over for everyone everywhere, but we realize it is not.
                                THANK YOU ALL  - Rae Lewis 2.22.2022

Our CW girls are so excited to return to their beloved school and friends they have missed seeing the last 2 years. Parents recently met with Ruth on the school patio to learn about the new strategy being planned for returning safely to the classroom, parent vaccinations, mask precautions, and the yearly cultivation of nutritious food on the school grounds for the student meal program. CW girls are creative problem solvers and during CW home school have become more self-motivated and independent. Major wins are CW girls now demonstrate more self-confidence and self-esteem than before Covid changed all our lives.

Once again our CW parents created a plan together forming groups to prepare the soil around the school buildings, plant potatoes and other seasonal vegetables for the season. Our CW community is an agricultural one, with Andean skills that produce a hefty harvest they have demonstrated with pride in earlier years.

HOT NEWS
The three student families forced to return to their rural family farm in the mountains have not yet returned. Returning students number 123 for this school year.

The fundraiser tuition based Maria School has been ready to open for 2 years. Finally we have been given the green light to begin registering new students, but parents are afraid to commit to tuition in case students end up with home school again. I doubt that will happen, but I understand their concerns. We will open the Maria school in March if there are enough students to pay the teachers needed. We will wait to see how the few remaining private schools are doing – we all will need some reassurance.

We look forward to returning foreign visitors to Cusco and to CW school with occasional volunteers (one monthlong volunteer coming for June), and the economic lift that will bring to a country dependent on tourism.  The year 2022 will be a lift for us all. 

            Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls survived!
                                 THANK YOU 
                 Your support has made the difference!

 

CW's future when the 'Maria Tuition School' classes are filled, will be self-supporting. CoVid upset our plans to open the Maria school in 2020, but we are grateful that our CW large extended family is well. We plan to begin enrolling new students in March 2022 when the school year begins again and parents are ready.

 
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Some photos for you:

Our CW school and the Maria school are located close enough, but far enough away to not be in competition. The bottom image is of the amazing CW 33 year leadership team. We are: Gloria (teacher/assistant administrator,) Rae (CW Founder 1987,) and Teacher/Administrator Ruth and Co-founder of the CW Maria school in 1997 together with Rae - who shortly after returned to California to manage overall administration and fundraising from California. 

CW School is our beautiful sun burst color school created for poor Indigenous Girls (tuition free), and the new modern (tuition based) Maria school will one day fund both schools.https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/

NOTE: Thank you all for hanging in there with us. We have a little way to go yet but the impact of our work is self evident in the success of our girls...some at the university today. 

 
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Parent farmers prepare land to plant food
Parent farmers prepare land to plant food
Parents know how to get big harvest for food
Parents know how to get big harvest for food
Return to CW in class school March 3-super excited
Return to CW in class school March 3-super excited
CW school is second home for students
CW school is second home for students
Our planned tuition-based college prep to fundrais
Our planned tuition-based college prep to fundrais
Parents organize to help school open again
Parents organize to help school open again
Committed women in 3 age ranges have led CW 33 yrs
Committed women in 3 age ranges have led CW 33 yrs

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Celebration for all students at public park
Celebration for all students at public park

What cries out to be said first, is how grateful we are to have had YOU, our supporters, stand with us, our 126 CW girls, Peru staff, administration and Calif support team for the last 2 years. We could never have achieved all we have the last 2 years in a global pandemic without the love and support from you. We pray the covid nightmare is over for every one, everywhere, but we realize it is not.
                                             THANK YOU ALL 

Celebrating with students the end of the 2021 school year in lock down was a challenge, since no gathering was allowed. Somehow Ruth managed to get approval to use the park (image you see here) where all of our students, parents, teachers and leaders could gather masked and distanced to celebrate the closure of the CW Peruvian School year 2021. 

First we celebrate our 12 graduates who have been promoted to public high school very well prepared and taking with them all they learned during 8 years of Chicuchas Wasi Education. Many of our grads demonstrate their leadership skills already. Our large library has created avid readers, the love of reading stories to their siblings and parents for fun. CW girls are creative problem solvers and team players with classmates and teachers, and have placed high in the ministry of education testing every year. The many major wins have developed the self confidence and self esteem seen in CW girls.

Every graduate becomes a member of the CW Alumnae Sisterhood club that provides ongoing mentoring, special meetings and the mutual support of the growing CW Alumnae membership each year. This class had the special treat of their own classmate violinist playing Feliz Navidad for all present and the cheering could be heard for blocks. 

CW primary grade school students were all given their earned diploma promoting them to the next grade level and special awards for some unique achievements. CW School has been approved to reopen in March 2022 for returning CW students. The availability of the vaccine for 5 years and up has made return to physical school possible for all Peru. Parents must show they too have been vaccinated to ensure students, staff and parents are protected. Our enthusiastic parents have already begun to prepare the soil around the school to plant the vegetables for the school meal program. Everyone is reved up to return to our beloved school for the 2022 school year in March. Uniforms, books and school utilities are lining up and the classrooms are cleaned and ready to go. Excitement is in the air after 2 whole years away and unable to even visit as a group.

HOT NEWSYesterday, Teacher Jessica delivered her third child and bringing added joy to the entire team ready to put covid behind us.

*Three student families were forced to return back to the family farm in the mountains and we hope they return soon.

*The fundraiser tuition based Maria School has been ready to open for 2 years. Finally we have been given the green light to begin registering new students.

*We look forward to the return of foreign visitors to Cusco and CW school, and the economic lift that will bring to a country dependent on tourism.  The year 2022 will be the beginning of recovery for everyone in Peru.

*The photos you see are of the 12 graduates being honored, the one violinist playing for all present, and encouraged to be active in the Alumnae club that will help guide their futures. Grads were given diplomas and all students were given a Christmas gift and hot chocolate and panitone to share with family.

A few snapshots: CW girls eager to return to classrooms; Cafeteria at the school. CW School is our beautiful sun burst color school created for poor Indigenous Girls (tuition free), and the new (tuition based) Maria school that will one day fund both schools. We are ready to return to our school and to finally enroll new students into our (fundraiser) Maria school to ensure longevity of CW for generations to come.

                         We have survived and even thrived!

                                           Thank you

Your support has made all the difference during the pandemic since 2020

CW's future when 'Maria Tuition School' classes are filled, will be self-supporting. CoVid upset our plans to open the Maria school in 2020, but we are grateful that our CW large extended family is well. We plan to begin enrolling new students in March 2022 when the school year begins again.
NOTE: Cusco IS vaccinating now. 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 little way to go yet but the impact of our work is self evident in the success of our girls...some at the university today. 

                                      PLEASE DONATE       

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-110-poor-girls-in-cusco-for-economic-survival/
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"JUMP ON THE LOVE TRAIN"
a fundraiser to EDUCATE GIRLS
WWW.chicuchaswasi.org/book/
100% of the proceeds go to the school
Thank you

Our 12 graduates for 2021 during covid.
Our 12 graduates for 2021 during covid.
Every girl received Xmas gift & Panetonne for fam
Every girl received Xmas gift & Panetonne for fam
Girls are excited to return in '22 to their school
Girls are excited to return in '22 to their school
CW school is ready for 2022 school yr.
CW school is ready for 2022 school yr.
Maria School to register students for 2022
Maria School to register students for 2022
School cafeteria to open soon too.
School cafeteria to open soon too.
CW 2021 grad plays Feliz Navidad on her violin
CW 2021 grad plays Feliz Navidad on her violin

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Our girls love learning - even during covid lock-down, LOVE and JOY fill the air and hearts of our CW girls every single day...

CW still celebrate CW Graduates, even during bitter sweet moments around coved...

Christmas and the last days of the school year are just days away. Sadly, we cannot gather at the school to laugh while decorating our classroom trees, or share panettone and hot chocolate with friends or our official graduation ceremony for our 13 grads heading to High School next March. But, we are still going to celebrate at home with our families, and open our Christmas gift from our beloved school. Administrator/Director Ruth is once again packing up special food items like holiday panettone and hot chocolate, main meal ingredients and a gift for every girls to deliver to each girl's home for Christmas. Girls will use the recent Tablet donations (from Lima medical friends) to CW girls and their cell to share the excitement with classmates and teachers. So joy and love is really still in the air. 


Below is an earlier kindergarten Christmas classroom with teacher Rita before covid. Next year will be new again, as all girls return to the school on March1, 2021. Ruth has met with parents and is meeting now with CW students to teach the new safety rules: distance, wash hands, mask and be vaccinated. Protecting our students, staff and families is top priority. See images below.

Please donate to give poor indigenous girls an education. Your support is changing lives and future generations to come.

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CW Administrator Ruth and teachers have made a plan to begin the 2022 school year cautiously and allow more students to be together as covid begins to exit Peru. The lead team has plans to split the classes a and school day so that one half of the student body will be in their classrooms at one time. We will monitor carefully how this goes and open up a little at a time. This will mean more school bus trips to transport girls safely to and from school and that will increase our budget to cover the gas. But this will be a workable plan or we will modify as needed.

Ruth met with all parents in a park to explain the new school plan and to explain rules for parents so they can enroll their daughters. All must be vaccinated and masked as we begin 2022. Those not showing proof of vaccination will not be able to register their daughters. Quickly parents scrambled to get vaccinated so we have almost 100 compliance in short order. 

                   Please DONATE to EDUCATE GIRLS

Help us return to the CW school & all programs with your financial support. Every donation before Dec. 30.2021 is tax deductible due to the CW 501 (c) 3 tax exempt status.

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


                                    Thank you

CW Kindergarten girls wish you love filled holiday
CW Kindergarten girls wish you love filled holiday
Admin. Ruth meets parents to learn rules for all
Admin. Ruth meets parents to learn rules for all
Even distancing can be fun to practice
Even distancing can be fun to practice
To return to CW school-new rules to stay safe
To return to CW school-new rules to stay safe
Ruth & teachers make sure little ones understand
Ruth & teachers make sure little ones understand
Pre-covid student body photo-soon together again
Pre-covid student body photo-soon together again

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Chicuchas Wasi

Location: Sonoma, California - USA
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