The Kusi Kawsay Educational Association (La Asociación Educativa Kusi Kawsay) is a nonprofit civil association, incorporated by public deed on March 6, 2008, inscribed in the Book of Associations of Legal Entities in the Cusco Registry Office with the certificate number of 11072048.
The Kusi Kawsay Educational Institution was duly authorized by the Board with Resolution No. 1576, dated July 9, 2009, issued by the Ministry of Education, DREC Cusco, and has been legally functioning since March 2009.
Awards and recognition
Regional Alternative Educational Model – Regional Educational District Independent School – Peruvian Ministry of Education November 2012 Kusi Kawsay received special recognition for participation in an international congress organized by the Peruvian Ministry of Education and by UNESCO, where Kusi Kawsay was invited to present innovative curriculumdevelopment and educational materials that advocate intercultural components, and was applauded as a valuable educational model.
The network of UNESCO Associated Schools – Peru, is a cooperative of educational institutions of different levels that are associated with the purpose of promoting quality education in favor of Peace, Freedom, Justice and Human Development. The affiliated schools are constituted in a medium with the means to achieve Education for All and to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. As an affiliated school, Kusi Kawsay assumes the challenge to explore innovative approaches for quality education, so that the four pillars of education (learning to know, learning to do, learning to be and learning to live together) may materialize into good practices.
In this context, Kusi Kawsay participates in events, congresses and workshops organised by UNESCO, and in this way, as a member of the network of UNESCO Associated Schools-Peru, contributes to the strengthening of the network, emphasising the development of management skills and / or active participation in a virtual community and the development of teaching skills for the promotion of education. Kusi Kawsay’s affiliation with the UNESCO network is of upmost importance, and endorses Kusi Kawsay’s curriculum, educational materials and vision as valuable model. However, it is important to clarify that as a participant in the network of affiliated UNESCO schools, Kusi Kawsay does not receive any financial support, and is not a school funded by UNESCO.