EVENT DATE: Aug 25, 2015
For the last month of my Quechua Language Empowerment fellowship with Mosqoy, a Canadian-Peruvian non-profit that supports indigenous Quechua communities in the Peruvian Andes through education and cultural revitalization, I am working to raise $2016 for the 2016 Ambassadorship program.
In the spring of 2016, two outstanding alumni of Mosqoy’s youth education program in Peru travel to Canada for five months to study English at the University of Victoria and to participate in our new Indigenous Knowledge Exchange program. These two alumni, Lisbeth and Adrian, come from rural indigenous communities in the Peruvian Andes, and for years they have been working hard to earn spaces in Mosqoy’s program, to excel throughout their educations, and to volunteer to give back to Mosqoy. We are so excited to offer them this life-changing experience, but there is a lot to do to prepare for their stay and for our new Indigenous Knowledge Exchange that they will participate in while in Canada. One of our biggest hurdles is to secure enough funding for their travel and living costs while in Canada. That’s why I’m asking for your help! Please donate what you’re able to make Lisbeth and Adrian’s dreams come true!
Mosqoy is a registered Canadian charitable organization that works in remote communities of the Peruvian Andes, offering opportunities for economic development while nurturing the threatened Indigenous Quechua culture. We operate three main programs: the Textile Community Program, which supports Indigenous communities by revitalizing textile traditions and supporting women weavers; the Andean Youth Program, which offers promising youth of the region opportunities for post-secondary education; and the Global Stewardship Program, which aims to raise global awareness and responsibility in schools and universities through courses, presentations and group initiatives. For more information, please visit www.mosqoy.org or www.facebook.com/mosqoy.