Parents happy and proud of their huge potato crop
Why does CW work with parents? when it is their daughter we are educating?
CW has struggled for over 30 years to educate parents on the life-changing value of educating their daughters and all the opportunities that will open up for them.
Since the CW school opened, our parent meetings attracted only a moderate attendance, until the last few years. The skill of the CW school psychologist to energize and motivate parents to participate in the school activities today demonstrates improved family support for their daughters and reveals healthier family relationships.
During the February heavy rains early this year, parents again organized themselves and came to the school to plant potatoes and vegetables to supply the daily kitchen menu for their daughters. Just weeks ago in April they came again in mass to harvest the school potato crop. The photos in this issue show the proud and tired but happy parents with the enormous potato harvest they grew at the school for the CW School Daily Meal for 2018.
We see more big smiles and a tremendous pride for their daughters achievements today. Parents also show their personal pride in being able to share what they know best: knowledge of cultivating for a big potato harvest without chemicals.
If we do not work with the mothers and fathers we will not be successful with their daughters. Parents are showing up to lend a hand to grow food, paint the school, build guinea pig cages and more, plus they attend the parents meetings with the psychologist. The relationship with their daughters is getting better.
THANKS TO CW PROUD PARENTS - HELPING THEIR DAUGHTERS
In response to the prior indifference that the parents demonstrated about their daughters and education, they are now organizing projects that the school needs help with and showing up in full view of their daughters to show they do care. This parent show of support has united the families, daughters and the school staff into a supportive family and is improving all the time.
CW PARENTS grew the potatoes and helped with 2 sheep (both grown at the school) to support this meal program. Annually we raise 2 sheep and about 100 guinea pigs for animal protein for the mid-day meal program. The parents built the the guinea pig house and cages out of adobes they made, again happy to share how to do what they know well. We have had great improvement.
"La mejor escuela ... Para niñas y padres ... Una experiencia unica e inolvidable ... Con las mejores maestras y una Directora muy amable con toda la familia de CHICUCHAS WASI ... Que viva siempre la escuela querida" - Celso
"The best school... for girls and parents... a unique and unforgettable experience... with the best teachers and a very friendly director with the whole family of chicuchas wasi... That this beloved school will live always." - Celso
THANK YOU for YOUR Support and Donations
YOU MAKE CW SCHOOL POSSIBLE.
Hard work to dig up this big a harvest for parents
Parents sort good potatoes for the CW meal program
What a huge harvest - Parents are farmers-know how
Potato storage Andean style
A hearty hi protein meal for their daughters
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