Educate 110 Girls in Cusco for Economic Survival

by Chicuchas Wasi
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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 

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

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 

                             Click below to donate

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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. 

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

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
A student's wishful list for Santa
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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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To the Friends of CW Girls

We are all concerned about the distressing conditions humanity is experiencing in the world today. Girls with no education will suffer the most now and even more as they become young mothers. Chicuchas Wasi is able to educate and empower 112 girls each year and our girls are changing their families and communities by their example. YOU are their cheerleaders in the background making it all happen.       THANK YOU!

Since the first CW class with only 13 girls we have grown to where we are today because, YOU have stuck with us and kept us going through some very lean years. We need YOU, We appreciate YOU and 112 CW Girls are grateful you believe in them and support their education.

                                THANK YOU

                   TOGETHER WE ARE AWESOME!
     Please don't forget to DONATE on the 50% MATCH Day

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Education 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. Our girls are becoming confident, with improved self-esteem and showing leadership abilities for the gender equality they will need to bring into their indigenous society of the future.

         #NOTE: date and time here is for Pacific Coast.

  PLEASE CHECK AGAIN, time depends on where you live!

                 East Coast time add 3 hours.

** Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's $1 million donation, this is the largest matching fund GlobalGiving has ever had in one day and we will be matching more donations than ever before **

         SO PLEASE DONATE on then link below

               November 28 Pacific time

                   9:01PM Pacific time

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

        This is our biggest MATCH DAY !!

GlobalGiving is MATCHING 50% of ALL donations up to $1000 made on November 28th at 9:01PM Pacific time until the Gates Foundation $1million is gone (will go fast)      

 

Teaching one on one if needed
Teaching one on one if needed
Fabulous cooks keep girls nourished with CW meal
Fabulous cooks keep girls nourished with CW meal
Hi protein meal controls anemia and other risks
Hi protein meal controls anemia and other risks
Girls are proud of their achievements
Girls are proud of their achievements
Serious students during lectures & lessons
Serious students during lectures & lessons

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Kindergarten girls show their love & joy at school
Kindergarten girls show their love & joy at school

Greetings to our loyal friends,

These are troubling times in the world. The importance of Chicuchas Wasi has never been greater. We are a part of what comes next for women and girls because we know that we are making a difference and stand together to affirm gender equality.

Your loyalty to girls education and Chicuchas Wasi's dedication to educate poor girls will provide these girls with new opportunities and a quality future. We could not do this work without YOU and our incredibly passionate team. 

            **YES! WE ARE AN AMAZING TEAM!**

Please look at the intelligent faces of the little girls in our collective care. They KNOW we are looking out for them and that they REALLY DO go to school now and WILL have a better life than the women before them. This is a fact that even these little girls understand. The 8 years CW has to educate and prepare girls to be strong leaders to change the gender inequality of their society is already noticed in our high achieving high school alumnae today.

CW is dedicated to lifting future women out of poverty by educating them when they are young so they can confidently stand tall and contribute to their society and have a quality life.

CW has almost 30 years serving the children in need in Cusco, Peru and you have stood with us over those years -THANK YOU. We are now reaching more and more girls (not previously in school) since the gift of our new primary school in 2012 and the impact is being felt. All of our girls are confident, stronger and speak out about sending all daughters to school and the community is noticing. Thank you all for your loyal support of our 112 girls.

GlobalGiving will MATCH 50% of ALL donations up to $1000 made on #GivingTuesday, November 28th until the $500,000 allocated is gone.

                       Yes, you read that correctly!

Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this is the largest amount of matching funds GlobalGiving has ever had in one day and we will be MATCHING more donations than ever before!

                       ***PLEASE DONATE ON ***

                             **  November 28  **

                   ** Starts at  9:01PM Pacific time  **

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

                  Please mark your calendar now

Don't miss out on this huge OPPORTUNITY to kick off Chicuchas Wasi for year-end fundraising success!!!       AND MATCH YOUR DONATION !!    PLEASE REMEMBER THE FUNDS GO FAST!!
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CW education is comprehensive and includes health support with nutritional daily meals, and also personal and leadership development. Our students will be the change makers of tomorrow for the indigenous society they belong to. 

                             ** November 28 **

                     ** Starts at 9:01PM Pacific time **

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                            PLEASE DONATE

Without YOUR generous & thoughtful donations we could not offer the free comprehensive education and leadershop skills for our girls.

                               THANK YOU

The youngest students are lit up with learning
The youngest students are lit up with learning
Asking questions and giving answers in class
Asking questions and giving answers in class
Alert, attentive and eager to learn now
Alert, attentive and eager to learn now
Girls bond for life long friendships
Girls bond for life long friendships
Serious older students too near graduation
Serious older students too near graduation
A sincere THANK YOU from all112 girls
A sincere THANK YOU from all112 girls

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Our Incredible hard working TEACHERS
Our Incredible hard working TEACHERS

WE celebrate our FABULOUS & dedicated TEACHERS...

    THANK YOU for donating to the GlobalGiving MATCH day Sept 21

Your loyalty to girls education and the Chicuchas Wasi dedication to educate poor girls is making their lives and futures so much better. We could not do this work without YOU and our incredible teachers, so passionate about getting our girls out of poverty.

                     TOGETHER WE ARE AN AMAZING TEAM!

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Our teachers are exceptional in getting and holding the attention of all of our girls to engage them in class work. Student enthusiasm to learn is constantly observed. Our teachers don costumes, dance traditional dances along with our girls and contribute their support and amazing spirit of solidarity with girls.

Using a creative and changing teaching style keeps the lesson alive and interesting. Students are drawn out and into the lesson at hand. Administration and Teachers support and organize student awareness events for international Day of the Girl, Earth Day, Educate your Daughter Day and Stop Domestic Violence to Women and Girls Day.

                       The value of dedicated teachers:
If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.

                                 -Barbara Colorose

Teachers meet weekly at the school with administration for updates on what is working and make changes as needed to the curriculum. There are special teacher workshops semi-monthly on Saturdays for new techniques to stimulate learning. 

We have occasional educational field trips to city historic locations and museums. Recently, a donor sponsored all 112 students, with teachers to supervise, to travel by train for a first-time-ever visit to Machu Picchu for visual Inca history lesson. The photo below represents 1/2 of our student body (entire school was trip was split in half to be manageable.

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                PLEASE DONATE TO EDUCATE GIRLS TODAY

Without YOUR generous & thoughtful donations we could not offer the comprehensive education with powerful historical - cultural experiences like this for our girls.

                                      THANK YOU

 

Much love and affection fills our classes
Much love and affection fills our classes
4 y/o Kindergarten girls interacting with a story
4 y/o Kindergarten girls interacting with a story
Acting out Earth day-costume material is recycled
Acting out Earth day-costume material is recycled
Teacher
Teacher's Saturday workshop in director's home
First Field trip to MachuPicchu for this half ofCW
First Field trip to MachuPicchu for this half ofCW
Teachers dressup to support girls on student day
Teachers dressup to support girls on student day

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Chicuchas Wasi

Location: Forestville, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.chicuchaswasi.org/​
Project Leader:
Diana Rae Lewis
Board President
Sonoma, CA United States
$156,983 raised of $170,000 goal
 
1,376 donations
$13,017 to go
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