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Elizabeth91

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Review for Chicuchas Wasi, Forestville, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with Chicuchas Wasi since its founding by Rae Lewis, RN 28 years ago. Presently I am on the CW BOD. Started as a home for abandoned children, CW has evolved into a school for indigenous girls, who otherwise would not be educated. Education is the road out of poverty and into a life of opportunity. I have been to the school many times and observed first hand the faces of the girls light up with learning. Under the direction of Ruth Urbe and her staff the 110 girls thrive. The girls are taught educational basics plus English, nutrition, conflict resolution, and an appreciation of their Inca culture. CW also provides uniforms, and one hot meal a day since many of the girls come from impoverished families that have problems providing adaquate nutrition. Our overhead in California is minimal since members receive no monitary compensation. Almost all of your donation will go directly to supporting the school Thank you for considering donating to Chicuchas Wasi Girls School.

Role:  Board Member
gitana (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you Betty for this nice review of the CW school. -Rae

 

Review for Chicuchas Wasi, Forestville, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Chicuchas Wasi since its inception and have visited the school at least 8 times. The girl’s faces tell the story. They are alert, energetic and happy to be in school, demonstrated by their positive school progression and interest in extra activities. Their teachers understand the importance of educating the girls in order to move them out of poverty and to give them opportunities that without an education would be unavailable to them. This project definitely deserves, needs, and appreciates your support.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member
gitana (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you Betty for your loyal support all of these years. You are right about the faces of our students. Those faces have gone from resigned unhappy to the faces we see today...alive, alert, excited, and curious with intelligence. Your support has made a difference in their lives now and forever.

 

Review for Chicuchas Wasi, Forestville, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been actively involved in Chicuchas Wasi since its inception 25 years ago by its inspirational founder, Rae Lewis. Starting as a grass roots home for abandoned street children it has evolved over the years into a school for indigenous, poor girls. These Andean girls would otherwise have little or no opportunity for education and most probably would continue in the cycle of poverty and abuse which plagues their mothers. I have made 6 trips to Cusco, Peru and have observed first hand all aspects of the school and the girls it serves. Under the tutelage of Ruth, the Peruvian Director and the teachers she directs, the girl's education not only incorporates academic standards but also stresses personal values, integrity, self esteem and responsibility. Presently I am on the Board of Directors and can assure you that all donations go directly to support the school. Betty Woods

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member
gitana (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

A terrific review of our Chicuchas Wasi School for the Undervalued Girl in Cusco, Peru. The team of active volunteer supporters are amazing and committed to empowering poor girls of this area. Betty is one who has never said no when some action was needed for the school. Look into the eyes of of our young students on FB and feel their joy in being able to study finally. Together, you and I are preparing poor indigenous girls for a life of dignity, and economic survival. To be a woman raising babies alone uneducated and impoverished is horrific. Step forward and join us today. Donate: www.chicuchaswasi.org. Thank you and Merry Christmas. Rae Lewis, Founder