Twelve years ago, Evelyn Sanchez was one of the first children at Intiwawa. Now 22 years old, she is currently in the USA on a work placement. Continue reading “Q&A: Evelyn Sanchez – Intiwawa Alumnus”
There are so many reasons, why helping others makes us happy. Here the five most important ones!
The Titicaca lake is the highest shippable lake in the world inhabited by indigenous communities who live a peaceful life after their ancient traditions. It is, therefore, one of the most visited tourist places of Peru and hundreds of local agencies offer tours to the picturesque islands. If you want to avoid being scammed, escape the tourist masses and support directly the local families, you should definitely visit the islands on your own account. In the following article we will tell you how:
Children from poor families barely have access to quality education in Peru. Many children interrupt their school education to help their families make a living. By providing educational support, Intiwawa empowers the children to seek different opportunities and to escape the cycle of poverty.
The Casa Intiwawa in San Isidro is like an island of happiness that often stands in a strong contrast to the world the children come from.
As a generation, we have discovered that we can have everything but time. We sometimes feel as if we would need more than one lifetime to experience the different gifts life can bring us. One of these fantastic gifts is the sweet work of helping others.
Last week we initiated a sign language course for the children of San Isidro. Within just one week, the school of sign language LARA has taught the children how to count, spell and present themselves and their family members in sign language. We were really impressed with how much enthusiasm and especially how fast the kids learned how to speak in sign language! And there are several reasons why our partnership with LARA is good for the children:
Continue reading “7 reasons why learning sign language is good for children”
It’s summer vacation south of the equator, which means Intiwawa transforms from an after-school program to an AM summer camp. We are currently in the second full week of programming, and are very happy to share the classes and activities our volunteers have organized for Intiwawa’s summer students :).
For most of it’s life, Intiwawa has focused its efforts and activities on the children of San Isidro. It is now our pleasure to announce a new project that will directly benefit every member of the family, no matter the age: a bakery in San Isidro!
Last weekend was an important one for us — our 10th Annual Culture Congress. We brought 50 kids from San Isidro to our second location in Corporaque for an entire weekend of cultural and recreational activities!