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
Our 4 y/o newbies begin school
Our 4 y/o newbies begin school

How & what we teach our girls...

Our 4 year old NEWBIES are all smiles. This week is the beginning of the school year in Peru and this is what our little girls look like this first week. Enthusiasm is high and so is their curiosity of what is to come.

All grades learn history, culture, math and geography utilizing the arts. Each year the older girls work together in classroom groups to create these fabulous demonstrations and come up with amazing interactive ways to share the lessons with all grades.

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Our youngest girls learn simple math in the early weeks and how to manage money in a practical way everyday. We teach by building on what was learned last week using interactive and practical use of the lesson.

Our girls have created here a project to share using balloons, newspapers and colored paper to teach the current lesson assignment. Nothing is discarded, rather everything is recycled for the next project.

A few of our high achievers show their spunk - recent 6th grade students who have just graduated to public high school. Gratitude is what we feel for the life changing opportunity you have given them with their education.

 THANK YOU FROM our 112 GIRLS for GIVING THEM a BETTER LIVE

 

Results of group interactive research & creating
Results of group interactive research & creating
How to shop, manage money with simple math
How to shop, manage money with simple math
Recycled materials to create class project
Recycled materials to create class project
Recent grads & high achiever spunk
Recent grads & high achiever spunk

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CW Alumnae Sisterhood monthly meeting
CW Alumnae Sisterhood monthly meeting

Every December since 2013, when we filled all grades in our new CW school, we have graduated from 10 to 11 students on to public high school. The girls in this photo represent some of the alumnae who were able to make this first meeting of the CW Alumnae Sisterhood in 2014 that meets semi-monthly to share progress, tell stories and problems and offer guidance to the next graduating class.

Our relationship with the CW Alumnae is very close, since many girls are forced out of school due to the economic struggle their families suffer. Our connection to the girls has enabled us to know of their progress and struggles and we have often matched them up with kind people who visit our school and to help them to stay in school, pay for their uniforms, books and supplies and fees at the public high school.

I would like to tell you about one of our graduates, Flor Dina, pictured here above and in blue below, to show you how CW is changing lives. Flor Dina came to Cusco with her mother from the rural countryside speaking only Quechua. Every door was closed to them and she and her mother had to overcome all they lacked personally for city life, having lived in rural simplicity. They could not find a school to accept Flor Dina until they came to Chicuchas Wasi where she was given an education in values, a quality academic education including Spanish and personal empowerment to prepare her to confront her difficulties and dream of a better future knowing that she could reach her goals, in spite of the added difficulty of caring for a sick mother and their extreme poverty. Since her graduation 3 years ago she has held the 1st place in achievements in her public high school. Flor Dina dreams of becoming a Psychologist so she can help those who need it and especially her mother who found life's struggle so overwhelming that alcohol took over her life. Young Flor Dina has one more difficulty to overcome. CW team stands by her and she will reach her dream.

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Chicuchas Wasi is able to educate and empower 112 girls each year and our girls are changing their families and communities by their example, even teaching parents how to use their voice and to vote. YOU have believed in them and your faith in them has fueled them forward. Just look at the 3 girls (Flor Dina in the middle) CW is truly their home away from home.          THANK YOU!

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Flor Dina with the microphone is shown with her CW graduating class in 2013. CW is dedicated to Educating Girls like Flor Dina and opening up the doors of opportunity that their mothers never had for a future liberated from poverty and oppression. 

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                    PLEASE DONATE to Educate poor GIRLS

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Educating poor Girls could not be more urgent than it is today. Your financial support enabled us to educate another 112 girls in 2016 and graduate to high school 10 girls.

                                     THANK YOU

Growth and Development of children is as important as Education of Girls and serious business at CW. With good nutrition from our meal program CW has improved the health of our girls (thanks to our great cooks) and vitamins and iron.    This is because of YOU our CW family.                   

Flor Dina will enter 4th year in HighSchool
Flor Dina will enter 4th year in HighSchool
Flor Dina sharing sister love, trust and deeply
Flor Dina sharing sister love, trust and deeply
CW Graduation day for FlorDina with mic
CW Graduation day for FlorDina with mic
Girls come to school hungry and unable to focus
Girls come to school hungry and unable to focus

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Grad girls turn over honored role to new girls
Grad girls turn over honored role to new girls

We did it again friends,

Last December just before Christmas, we graduated another 6th grade class to public high school. Here the student representatives for each grade, and of the graduating class of 2016, pass on their responsibility to the incoming student reps for each grade for 2017. This is a serious responsibility, a serious nomination - election process for the school to choose the best student of each grade to assume this position of honor to alert any issues to their teacher and that each student takes seriously. 

The incoming newly elected face their grade level peers of the CW student body - from kindergarten up to 6th grade - prepared to assume this new role for 2017.

Chicuchas Wasi is able to educate and empower 112 girls each year and our girls are changing their families and communities by their example, even teaching parents how to use their voice and vote. YOU are their cheerleaders in the background making it all happen.       THANK YOU!

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In rural areas every grade level receives a diploma at the end of each school year to prove that they were promoted to the next grade level. They are very proud to receive their Diploma from Ruth. 

Educating Girls could not be more urgent than it is today. Thank you for donating during 2016 and during the year-end fundraiser to kick-off our annual campaign to fund the 2017 operating budget. 

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Three of our new grads are confident, and showing leadership abilities for the gender equality they will need to bring into their indigenous society of the future. All 10 grads are well prepared to move up to public high school in March. Prior graduates that form the CW Alumnae Sisterhood came to our 2016 graduation to welcome them into the Sisterhood

                            Congratulations girls.

Education of Girls is serious business at CW, but so is their growth and development. We have improved their health with good nutrition (thanks to our great cooks) and vitamins and iron. This is because of YOU our CW family.      

                                *THANK YOU*

Thank you so much for sticking with these girls who are climbing mountains.

Line up of new class representatives for 2017
Line up of new class representatives for 2017
Retiring leaders pass on the symbols to new girls
Retiring leaders pass on the symbols to new girls
Each girl gets a Diploma for each grade completed
Each girl gets a Diploma for each grade completed
Sample grads confident ready leaders for equality
Sample grads confident ready leaders for equality
THANK YOU - from the Cusco team
THANK YOU - from the Cusco team

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Girls, here comes Santa ...

HO HO HO! Christmas is a BIG day at Chicuchas Wasi school for Girls and often the only celebration for them or any gift. Here the teachers lead the girls in holiday songs and pass out a christmas gift for every girl. Together they all share the traditional hot chocolate and Panetone and much laughter.

Wishing YOU a very Merry Holiday with loved ones & friends all filled with laughter and love. THANK YOU for YOUR generous financial support during 2016, and keeping the school free to 112 girls. 

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Quote: "I want to make sure that no girl out there is denied her chance to be a strong, capable woman with the resources that she needs to succeed, that no girl is prevented from making her unique contributions to the world. Every CHILD is precious, Every GIRL is precious. EVERY GIRL deserves an education."   -Barack Obama

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Please remember to donate to the CW School stocking this holiday season -click below 

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When shopping (all year long) please also remember to use AmazonSmile and choose Chicuchas Wasi as your charity and Amazone will make a donation to Chicuchas Wasi school for Girls at no cost to you - Thank you.

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       Ruth and our TEACHERS wish you a Merry Christmas 

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                                   THANK YOU

THANK YOU

Student created Nativity scene
Student created Nativity scene
CW school girls all get a Christmas gift
CW school girls all get a Christmas gift
Our teachers lead girls in Christmas songs
Our teachers lead girls in Christmas songs
Many girls excited with only Christmas gift
Many girls excited with only Christmas gift
Our teachers say Merry Christmas to ALL
Our teachers say Merry Christmas to ALL
Entire School wish you the best Christmas ever.
Entire School wish you the best Christmas ever.

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We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017

And we wish you a Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and all the seasonal traditions of this month. Our girls in Cusco, Peru will be celebrating this year's 6th grade school graduation and then Christmas as is their custom before the end of the school year next week.

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We send YOU a huge THANK YOU for donating during the Gates Foundation Match day the last day of November. This was the start of our annual Chicuchas Wasi kick-off for the 2017 school budget campaign and YOU raised $11,000. We so appreciate your support over the years and the primary education YOU have given the girls. Mil Gracias. A MILLION THANKS!

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CW girls learn quickly about technology at CW school even with our limited ability to expose them. So now they are aware, have used the computer and have connected with the greater world. Here is a sample of the letter one student wrote to Santa:

"Dear Santa, in this year I was very good and wanted to have a good year with my family this year because my papa and my grandfather argue too much."

                For Christmas I want: A tablet and a Cellular phone. 

    This won't be possible but CW will see every girl has a gift for Christmas.

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As the spirit of this season grows and gift buying for family and friends begins, please remember to use AmazonSmile and choose Chicuchas Wasi as your charity - Thank you.

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The holiday season is here! The Christmas tree lights glow red and gold with all the favorite decorations to begin the festivities. When you hang your stocking please remember our girls during this season and donate to educate poor girls. 

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A visitor says:

"This school is doing incredible things for the girls. The students feel so fortunate and proud to go to Chicuchas Wasi, as they know it is a special opportunity that will change their lives. CW focuses on developing the whole student- academics, personal growth, medical services, art, athletics, environmental awareness, and more. I have never seen an organization be more invested in its girls than Chicuchas Wasi!" -Kristen

                            Feliz Navidad y un Próspero Año Nuevo

                                                 THANK YOU

Feliz Navidad from 5 y/o Kindergarten girls
Feliz Navidad from 5 y/o Kindergarten girls
A student's wishful list for Santa
A student's wishful list for Santa
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https://smile.amazon.com/
School Christmas party with all staff and mothers
School Christmas party with all staff and mothers
Our school Nativity play
Our school Nativity play

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Chicuchas Wasi

Location: Sonoma, California - USA
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Sonoma, CA United States
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