Every year, around the 24th of November there is a big festival in Curahuasi! A whole week of celebrations and activities such as dancing competitions, parades, cock fights, bull races, feasting, downhill races, horse races and many more! During this week the NGO closes its doors and does not organise any activities itself in order for the children and their families, and the volunteers, to be able to participate in the town’s events. During the parade, all schools march on the central square in front of the church and the name of the school and its responsible is mentioned over the radio. But the highlight is the dancing competition to which all official schools participate, including the school for children with special needs which we work with. All children practise weeks on end and can win huge amounts of money for their school. For our pupils participating is more important than winning. It is a fun week for all!
Festivities in Curahuasi!