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Warm greetings from Kusi Kawsay and welcome to current news of the school as it continues to grow and thrive.
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Greetings from Kusi Kawsay

FALL UPDATE

Warm greetings from the Kusi Kawsay community and welcome to our Fall newsletter! We are very excited to bring Kusi Kawsay to the world and the world to Kusi Kawsay in the spirit of collaboration and sharing. It is for the children and for a better future.

We hope you will enjoy our new format that allows you to preview the content of many articles and links to the website for a fuller story of those articles that grab your attention.  Please take a moment to read the piece about the writing of the school song because it beautifully captures the way Andean culture is at one with the natural world.  And do review the fundraising efforts and financial needs as the school relies heavily on our ongoing support. Your gift of any amount will be profoundly appreciated.

You will be astonished at the range of volunteer educational activities that enrich the day to day life of students.  Recent graduates are now farming and aim to provide nutritious snacks for the children as well as selling their produce locally.  There is a hand-built, on-site earth oven as well for making bread.  The growth of the community including increasing parent involvement and more local fund-raising efforts demonstrate the value of this amazing school to the broader culture and to those of us who are fortunate to be part of this deepening. The students are the focus of our efforts but we all benefit from helping to preserve and share the Andean legacy of ancestral values, traditions and arts. 


Be sure to keep an eye out for us as we develop our presence on social media. Check out wonderful photos on our bilingual Facebook page. We are also invigorating our website. Let us know what you think!


On behalf of the Kusi Kawsay School,
Urpillay Sonqollay 

kusikawsay.org
 

Quick Links to Articles in this Newsletter

  1. Fundraising Activities of 2014
  2. Gratitude to the Educational Community
  3. How you can Support Kusi Kawsay
  4. Kusi Kawsay Song
  5. Music Teachers
  6. Kusi Nan Project
  7. The Earth Oven is Built!

Fundraising Activities of 2014


Our 2014 fundraising activities have continued to generate much appreciated support.  International community-of-donors gatherings continue and through the generosity of Ann Beckham, we have an opportunity to match donations for events in Peru.

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Gratitude to the Educational Community


Volunteers of all ages and from around the world enrich the educational experience that is Kusi Kawsay. Please take a look at the range of contributions by people who are inspired by the mission and the reality of this school.

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How you can Support Kusi Kawsay


Please consider including Kusi Kawsay in your end of year donation plans. We need $15,000.00 to meet this year’s expenses and also need funds to cover a projected budget shortfall in 2015.

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Kusi Kawsay Song


The story of how the Kusi Kawsay School song was created provides an amazing window into the Andean culture. This beautiful description of the traditional cultural way of composing music is pure poetry.

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Music Teachers


Meet our music teachers, Carlos Franco and Tita Monteagudo. Each of these talented musicians is deeply schooled and practiced in the traditional methods and spirit of Andean music. This ensures that the children learn ancestral values as well as traditional songs.

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Kusi Nan Project


Kusi Kawsay graduates begin an organic farm business called Kusi Nan. Read about the challenges, the successes and the potential of this youthful endeavor.

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New Oven


Once a week, the aroma of freshly baked bread from the new earth oven fills the air at Kusi Kawsay.

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Take a look at wonderful photos of all these events on our bilingual Facebook page. Follow and like us! It is now bilingual, and we plan to keep improving to keep us all connected. We are also invigorating our website— starting with blogs.  Be sure to keep an eye out for us as we develop our presence on social media!
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