Project #10215

Educate a child, Empower a mother in rural Peru

by Asociacion Civil Yachay Wasi Casa Cultural Ollantaytambo
Aug 27, 2012

Our work in the past three months

the littlest ones painting
the littlest ones painting

Hello, I am writing to thank you for supporting the Yachay Wasi Project, and to tell you about the good work you have funded in the past three months.

In the past three months we´ve done lots of things. We could finally finish our stairs and balcony for the second floor, and we made a slide and a little house for the children. They are happy playing there every morning. We also improved our green area, we are growing vegetables and planting some medicinal plants in our Tierra de Niños, so that the children can learn to take care of the earth and families learn to eat healthy.

Our local teachers received professional training from an expert in early education and psycomotor activity, and received some good material to keep on learning. We´ll have another training soon.

Our psychologist Ana organized two "Escuela de Padres" where we talked about "First Aids for Children" and "How to put limits to our children", as part of a work of autoesteem for the parents. They showed very interested on this topics, and we'll continue working with parents across the year.

45 children attend the day care center every day. They have learned a lot of things since they arrived. Through play, they learn mathematical and language concepts and other languages such as English and Quechua. The littlest ones love to explore and play with water, sand and different materials. Children also attend to various workshops such as computing, art, body-expression, gardening, music, which helps them develop their creativity. They´ve created wonderful things.

Benjamín and Jose, for instance, love to play with water and construction blocks, they build big towels every day! They are 2 years old, twins, the smallest of the 6 brothers and sisters from a very poor family. Their mother works at the local market selling food and don´t have much help from her husband. The first weeks Benjamín did not want to enter to the kindergarden, he was crying everytime his mom was going away. Now he comes happily and enters running to his classroom. Both of them are learning a lot and their mother can work better knowing the twins are well cared and in a safe place.

The most important is that all the children have learned to share, to play toghether, to help others, to listen and respect others and nature. They are connecting with nature, taking care of it and loving it. Now we have the feeling of a big family.

Thanks for your support! We still need your help to keep on growing and improving this happy place.

counting and adding with recycled material
counting and adding with recycled material
our new stairs, slide and little house all in one
our new stairs, slide and little house all in one
little artist
little artist
planting vegetables
planting vegetables
making costumes
making costumes
playing with water and sand
playing with water and sand

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Asociacion Civil Yachay Wasi Casa Cultural Ollantaytambo

Location: Ollantaytambo, Urubamba - Peru
Website: http:/​/​
Asociacion Civil Yachay Wasi Casa Cultural Ollantaytambo
Project Leader:
Guillermina Sanchez
Ollantaytambo, Cusco Peru

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