Kusi Kawsay envisions accompanying children in their development, respecting their integral being, customs, history, mythology, worldview and tongue. We provide equal opportunity for girls and boys alike to participate in society with developed problem solving, creative decision making and acute leadership skills, woven with a common thread of an intact self-esteem and a richly dignified sense of cultural identity.
The symbol of the school is the hummingbird. The hummingbird—tiny and fragile, yet strong—is able to travel great distances to achieve its goals and unite worlds. The hummingbird can be still while active, beating its wings while staying calmly in one place.
Happy Life ~ Andean life is seen as a huge celebration that values a quality life while cultivating strong community and interpersonal relations.