Teach to Teach: Training Women to Teach Spanish

by Awamaki
Mar 6, 2012

Teachers Celebrate 3 Months of Successful Training

Ruth and Giovanna enjoying the feast
Ruth and Giovanna enjoying the feast

The twelve members of Awamaki’s newest women’s cooperative are making incredible strides in their training to become Spanish teachers!  Last Friday, we celebrated the completion of their third segment of preparation with an incredible feast prepared by the women.  As we enjoyed rocoto relleno, aji de gallina, and ocopa, the teachers-in-training shared their excitement and pride in their progress, and expressed heartfelt thanks to all those who have made this opportunity possible.  Each participant in this capacitacion (training) has an extremely high level of commitment, and in the last month the women have even extended their class time each week to include an English course taught by Awamaki volunteers.

The women are growing in skills and confidence, and are excited for upcoming practice teaching sessions with volunteers.  Additionally, plans are progressing well for the Awamaki Language Center—the name for our newly-formed Spanish school—which will be up and running in time for our high season this summer!  We are certain that the demand for these Spanish courses will be extremely high, as we already have regular inquiries regarding Spanish instruction from volunteers and tourists alike.

We are incredibly grateful for your contributions to this effort; you are empowering this group of women to improve their economic and social wellbeing while providing an essential service to the Ollantaytambo community!  Stay tuned for updates on the women’s progress, and keep us informed of any ideas you may have as we seek to empower this wonderful group of teachers!


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Location: Ollantaytambo, Cusco - Peru
Website: http:/​/​www.awamaki.org/​
Project Leader:
Mary Kennedy Leavens
Ollantaytambo, Cusco Peru
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