Children Fund/Peru

 

Willka T’ika’s Children’s Fund;

a way to mature your heart.

 

WT_Web_1159The Willka T’ika Children’s Fund, established in 1995, supports the education of Quechua children in remote Andean villages that receive no local, national, or foreign funding.The Willka T’ika Children’s Fund was inspired by the vision and work of Matilde and Rosa, teachers at a little mountain school in Patakancha.

Currently the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund assists six hundred Quechua children in four schools in communities critically needing assistance. The Fund helps to provide school buildings, libraries, kitchens, multipurpose rooms, books, and school supplies. The Fund also supports mothers in traditional weaving programs, and provides blankets and traditional Andean clothing for children during cold winter months. Emergency medical assistance, clothing, and schools supplies are offered to hundreds of Quechua children each year.

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In addition to the regular education curriculum, the Fund fosters self-sufficiency training through its School for Life programs, which teach life skills—such as business skills, greenhouse projects, carpentry, ceramic production, and raising guinea pigs for protein—and also encourages the continuation of ancient Andean traditions.

 

 

 

WT_Web_1148 A Dollar a Day Program

You can empower yourself by contributing to the well being of this communities. Take a dollar a day, and at the end of the month donate to Wilka Tilka children Fund. Make it a habit for as long as you can. We truly appreciate your support.

 

 

DONATE

 

 

childYour donation is vital for the growth of this program, to make a donation , clik here Willka T’ika Children’s Fund.

For further information about the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund , please contact: info@chakragardens.com

 

 

Where your donations go

 

WT_Web_1148Donations to the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund are deposited directly into accounts operated jointly by the Fund’s board of trustees and the principals of the two larger schools. Money is allocated according to the most pressing needs, as determined jointly by board members and Jessica Florez Huamantika, principal of the Chumpepokes school, in consultation with Carol Cumes and the teachers and elders of each community. Accounting is strictly monitored.

Donations to the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund provide schools with the following:

  • Construction and renovation of schoolrooms, libraries, and computer rooms ($10,000 builds a large classroom)
  • Computers plus trained teachers and technical support  ($1000 provides one computer with technical support)
  • Hot nourishing lunches ($0.50 buys one hot lunch; half of the children walk 2–3 hours to school and back each day, and a nourishing lunch helps them keep alert and inspired to learn)
  • Clothing and blankets
  • Emergency medical treatment for children
  • Kitchens and cooking facilities
  • School desks, tables, benches, blackboards
  • School supplies (in Peru, students purchase their own supplies, which mountain children cannot afford)
  • School books (books in Spanish are a wonderful treat and help the children learn their second language)
  • Supplies for art and ceramics classes
  • Instruments for music classes (talented students dream of performing in school parades on special occasions; additional funds would sponsor a music teacher to coach them a week or two prior to each event)
  • Salaries for teachers not receiving a government salary (Chumpepokes school is current short two teachers; $5000 will sponsor a secondary school teacher for ten months)
  • Salaries for school caretakers
  • Soccer balls (a much-prized item)
  • Sports equipment and track suit pants for both boys and girls (for soccer, and for yoga classes taught by yoga teachers bringing groups to Willka T’ika; the girls wear skirts to school and need long pants for these sports classes)
  • Sponsoring occasional field trips and allowing them to participate in fiestas and cultural events together with Sacred Valley children
  • Materials and seeds for organic greenhouses
  • Support for community traditional weaving programs (providing children with the traditional alpaca ponchos and shawls that keep them warm in winter)