Chicuchas Wasi Girls wish YOU a Happy Christmas..
Our 123 girls send you many hugs and a heart full of love for Christmas and their Gratitude for the education that you give them.
There is so much activity at the school this week with exams and then 6th grade Graduation was yesterday - always bitter-sweet for the girls moving on and for the remaining girls to see their big sisters move on to high school. You might recall we have an active CW Bernadette Alumnae program to maintain the emotional support and mentoring for the high school girls (now about 57 alumnae girls) that the CW alumnae girls requested and the new grads will join. So they will still remain part of the Chicuchas Wasi Family.
Efrain Valles is a 30 year CW family member and active CW Cusco board member who gives the final speech at the graduation ceremony for the girls graduating. I don't have images for this year yet, but I will soon. The same scared and joyful faces will surround him this year as they did last year. They are ready and their future awaits them.
The CW Christmas celebration was yesterday also. HO HO HO! There was a festive party with traditional hot chocolate and panettone sweet bread and a Christmas present for every girl. CW recognizes that this will be the only Christmas festive activity and gift for most of our girls and so the CW party means a lot to the girls. The air was filled laughter, chocolate and excitement!
CW's BIG annual events at the school were yesterday and 13 girls graduated and will move on to a public co-ed high school. They have been well prepared over the years at the CW school and they know they are ready - if even a little sad to leave their beloved primary school. Soon they will return to CW as part of the CW Bernadette Alumnae program, so still tightly connected.
All of CW sends a HEART FELT THANK YOU for YOUR Donations. Your support will keep the school open and free.
DONT FORGET that DONATIONS WILL GET A
YEAR-END TAX CREDIT -
PLEASE DONATE ON THE LINK ABOVE.
Teacher & young ones sing a christmas song to you
CW Christmas party
Santa remembers everyone..no-one is left out
Graduation line up of girls off to high school
Girls are sending Hugs and Kisses to you