Kusi Kawsay - 'Happy Life' offers a high quality alternative education, which fosters a global cultural and ecological awareness while honoring the wisdom and dignity of indigenous traditions. Through integration of Waldorf Pedagogy and Andean Cosmovision the school promotes the unity of human beings within a framework of reciprocity, respect and social justice.
This has been a very remarkable year for Kusi Kawsay School - full of great achievements yet accompanied by the deep sadness and loss from the floods and torrential rains. Even so we made tremendous in our construction - enough to receive 82 students at our new school site for the beginning of the year. It was exceptionally moving to open the doors in times when the majority of the students lost their homes. It was a time of deep reflections and appreciation for Kusi Kawsay - the warmth and love it provided for the children and everyone involved was so important and uplifting.
The students are so happy at school - learning how to learn, how to express themselves with a sense of high self-esteem and dignity all in a safe and beautiful environment where each individual is honored, respected and treated equally.
Kusi Kawsay's community of supporters is composed of friends, organizations and foundations. Without this help we would not have been able to make such tremendous advances this year. We are so grateful to each and every one of you who have played such important roles in making all of this possible.
Our greatest and continuing challenge is funding the school. We know there are so many valuable causes that need support. But to those of you who feel the importance of educating our future generations and understand the immense value of Kusi Kawsay we would like to ask that you please consider supporting us at this critical time. We count on donations to cover our operational budget and to keep building - there is so much to accomplish.
For anyone living in the US, Kusi Kawsay is part of Pachamama's Path, a 501 (c)(3) charity that receives tax-deductible donations.
Planting seeds for a bright future.
Wishing you all a joyful holiday season and a new year full of health and happiness.