Recipient
Kusi Kawsay
Location
Cusco, Peru
Tradition
Timespan
12 months
Amount
$21,510.00

“our long term goal is to empower and equip a new generation of indigenous Andean Children and youth with the tools, music, dance, respect for the land that will allow them to sustain the Andean cultural identity and continue to pass these beautiful traditions along to future generations. To provide Access to quality education that is rooted in the Andean culture and tradition by enabling a bilingual intercultural experience using Waldorf inspired teaching methods, which provide a solution to today´s reality for children, Young people and families who otherwise , would have few opportunities for a quality education. “

Kusi Kawsay is a school that provides quality education that is rooted in the Andean tradition for children and youth of communities surrounding Pisac (Cusco). Its Andean Legacy Project seeks to protect and conserve the Andean Cultural identity and the resources that are vital to its survival. This involves music, dance, art, weaving and practicing environmental consciousness through agriculture and education, and the celebration of the Andean calendar cycle.

Students of Kusu Kawsay are in direct connection to the arts that gave birth to their culture, with the land that they care for and nurture, while receiving instruction on intricate weaving skills that produce beautiful textiles. The indigenous communities that are involved in the project include Pisac, Viacha, Cuyo Grande, Cuyo Chico, Amaru, Chahuaytire and Calca.

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