Every afternoon, Oye NENE offers education to toddlers, especially girls, in a school on the outskirts of Curahuasi. Thanks to the project’s location, we can reach more children who live in the countryside and do not go to regular schools. The children receive a hot meal, and visits to the doctor’s and the dentist’s are organised regularly.
We are convinced that participation and involvement of parents is of the utmost importance. That is why we also organise workshops in which parents learn how to stimulate their children and their development every day. However, there is also time left to talk about education and upbringing in general and the difficulties that come with it. Moreover, we encourage parents to enrol their children in nursery schools and we help them find one.
In the future we want to develop suitcases together with the parents, which they can take home to use with their children. These suitcases are to contain simple and/or free didactic materials.
Oye INTI WARMA:
Oye LENA cooperates with Curahuasi’s school for special education, where 39 pupils from 4 to 24 years old with a whole array of disabilities (visual, motor and mental disabilities) are enrolled. The school only employs three teachers, who have not had an adequate training. The shortage of staff and the lack of materials and knowhow cause a lot of the children to be left to themselves. Oye LENA tries to support and assist these children adequately. Volunteers help out on a daily basis.
Oye YACHAQ meets every month with headmasters and kindergarten teachers from nine nursery schools in and around Curahuasi to talk about education, exchange working methods and work towards better education. Firstly, the parties involved (schools and teachers) get to know each other. Observations are carried out and the needs of each school are discussed. Secondly, we bring all the teachers together every month to talk about education. Possible topics include working thematically, learning while playing, children’s yoga, etc. It is also possible that we really get down to work and start developing didactic materials. Moreover, we give the floor to a school or a teacher every meeting to talk about their strengths. Finally, we conclude our meetings with a round of questions. After the workshops, there is time to implement the new principles and materials in the nursery schools and to evaluate afterwards.