In 2015 the Red Maids' Junior School established a link with the Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls in Cusco, Peru, based on our strong shared values. This school, in a remote, rural community, promotes gender equality by educating girls to achieve economic independence. It’s a place of academic excellence which also develops self-confidence and positive self-esteem.
Both of our junior schools were established around 30 years ago. We share school aims and ambitions, as well as a very similar uniform!
A quote on their Facebook page says, "I don't want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever have dreamt possible."
Recently, our junior school girls enjoyed a live Skype link-up with the girls in Peru. Our commitment to this school is fairly recent, but our fund raising initiatives are growing, and will continue.
For more information, visit their website http://www.chicuchaswasi.org/