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Review for Chicuchas Wasi, Forestville, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I visited Chicuchas Wasi in 2011 and thanks to their posts on Facebook and their regular newsletters I am able to follow their activities from a distance. I love to see both the smiling faces of the girls as they enjoy their life at school and the concentration on their faces as they are studying. I admire the dedication of the Director, Ruth, and all the staff who enable the students to benefit from an excellent education, a nutritional meal programme and even health care in lovely purpose built facilities. The excellent attendance rates indicate just how much the girls and their parents value the education and all the other benefits that the school provides. It is so important to enable girls to stand on their own two feet in life. Their time at the school will ensure the girls are able make well informed decisions about their future, to provide for themselves and their families and make a good contribution to their community and society at large.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I do not think I am qualified to make any such suggestions.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Chicuchas Wasi, Forestville, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I visited Chicuchas Wasi in September 2011 from the UK whilst in Peru on a Traidcraft Meet the People Tour. I arrived at the school later than my travelling companions, in low spirits after spending the first part of the morning with our guide, a former CW child, at a police station and the British Consulate. (My bag had been stolen the previous night.) The welcome from Ruth and the girls was so warm and everyone was so cheerful that it took very little time for me to forget my feelings. The girls performed a delightful dance for us and I loved being invited to join in a dance with them afterwards. We were also treated to a fashion show and a tour of the classrooms. Each class we visited entertained us with a song and it was lovely to see all their colourful wall displays. The children's behaviour was exemplary. They treated us as honoured guests and were so grateful for the few gifts that had been provided for the school on our behalf. I am delighted that the school now has new, purpose built facilities to enable them to educate even more girls from the indigenous community of Cusco and to give them inspiration for the future. The director and her teachers deserve al the praise they can get, as does their founder. It has been wonderful following the progress of the school and the girls since my return from Peru, thanks to their online posts.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  General Member of the Public
gitana (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you Sally for sharing your experience with our students at our Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls. They are pretty amazing and their enthusiasm is very contagious. The students are thriving with all the help people like you have given them. You make it possible for them to even go to school. Sorry you had to endure the theft of your documents, I know first hand what that is like. I am sure Efrain took charge and when that was taken care of I am glad the excitement of the school girls and staff just washed the unhappy memory away. I am happy to report that the Tourist Police are everywhere and have seriously clamped down on theft. Countries that are poor must always have this problem, and actually mine does too. I love all your activity and sharing you do of our posts on FB Sally. It really helps and thank you so much for taking the time to do this. Blessings.-Rae