Thanks to the ongoing support of our newsletter editing team Margaret Schonfield, Merilee Clunis, and Barbara Walkover we keep our global community connected to the important events happening at Kusi Kawsay. We could not do this without you. Special recognition and thanks to Wendy Watanabe who shares her expertise in an ongoing commitment with Kusi Kawsay as our fund-raising consultant. Wish we were nearer! Thank you to Monte Amador whose continuous dedication to help us with all types of technical matters is so appreciated.
We are so pleased to introduce Heather Buchanan who joined us this year with a long-term commitment in mind. Kusi Kawsay welcomes Heather to Pisac, all the way from Scotland! We are so grateful to have her invaluable managerial experience, especially in the field of development. She is a wonderful organiser and we already see great results, with a lot of important groundwork laid for more advances in the new school year. Thank you Heather.
Judy Ramsey, long time supporter of Kusi Kawsay, and Dennis Hamm visited us in May. It was an honour to have them, and a very special visit. Dennis took a photo essay of a day in the life of Kusi Kawsay, and truly captured the feel of the school. Thank you so much Dennis for these beautiful images. You will be seeing them in our newsletters, reports and on the website!
Sharon Drew Morgen came to serve our school community in September, helping us to enter the world of social media, improve our website and prepare a corporate fundraising strategy guided by principles that are in keeping with Kusi Kawsay’s vision.
We also have the joy of sharing our experience with other schools and educational/cultural initiatives that we consider as important partners. It is part of our vision to create and nourish networks and alliances as we hope to inspire and learn from each other and intend that our work spread far and wide and benefit as many people as possible. Pukllasunchis, Wiñaypaq, Yanpanacusun, and Unesco are just a few of the initiatives we collaborate with on many levels, and we are constantly looking to create new partnerships.