Introducing the Ayni Scholarship Fund

Kusi Kawsay presents The Ayni Scholarship Fund booklet. Click to open and help us spread the word!

Donate to Kusi Kawsay’s Ayni Scholarship Fund to support a respectful, dignified and fulfilling education for our children here in the Sacred Valley, Peru.

  • Kusi Kawsay and Kusi Ñan,

    Kusi Kawsay (Happy Life) Our mission is providing access to education that is rooted in Andean culture and tradition by enabling a bilingual intercultural experience using the most up-to-date teaching methods, which confront the challenges of today's reality for children, young people and families who have few opportunities to access a respectful education.  Find out more here.

    Kusi Ñan (Happy Path) Our mission is to be efficient in and support rural agriculture through the wisdom of our ancestral Andean practices, which hold the solutions to ensuring global food security.  Find out more here

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    “We are honored and excited to be able to support indigenous communities worldwide as they strengthen their traditional practices. I just came back from visiting Kusi Kawsay, a wonderful school rooted in Quechua traditional knowledge and culture, and I felt so inspired to see the deepness of connection to their land and the pride and force of their voices. I wish every child, indigenous and non-indigenous had the opportunity to grow up like this.” – Sofia Arroyo, Executive Director - Sacred Fire Foundation Sacred Fire Foundation

Donor Comments

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    "Friends of ours in the Sacred Valley, Peru, are part of the most amazing school - Kusi Kawsay. They're this incredible blend of teaching the fundamentals in an integrated way while not losing (and in fact honoring) the native culture. The most inspiring thing to me is that they've brought both Western children and ingenuous children together." - Howard Schiffer, Vitamin Angels

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    "In a time when so much can seem so wrong, the Kusi Kawsay school in Peru is a hopeful example of the good that can come of dedication and love. I had the honor of working with its founding families when they were literally building its walls 10 years ago and am amazed by the school it is now, all due to the hard work and generosity of hundreds of people from around the world. If you are looking to be part of this hopeful effort, please consider making a donation and helping Kusi Kawsay to benefit from a $30,000 matching donation."

    - Kate - Boston, MA

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    “When I think of Kusi Kawsay I think of what a different world we would live in if all of our children when through the carefully crafted education Kusi Kawsay’s has developed. Taking the best of two very different worlds, the Waldorf Methodology and the Inca Cosmovision, Kusi Kawsay’s children are not only exposed to a top quality education curriculum based on holistic and practical learning but they are also exposed to an environment that upholds their culture, values, and worldview ensuring the upbringing of a generation of critical thinkers that are socially, culturally, and environmentally responsible citizens of the world. Kusi Kawsay is a model for all organizations wishing to incorporate indigenous values and rights into the education of our children and youth. I only wished my own daughter had the opportunity to be part of a program such as the one that Kusi Kawsay has crafted alongside its wise teachers, parents, and community.” - Sandra Macías del Villar / Regional Program Director - Americas - Global Fund for Children Global Fund for Children

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    "I have been involved in the funding of Kusi Kawsay since it was only a dream, and idea in the minds and hearts of the community in Pisac. Over the last ten years, my family and I have donated significant funds every year for this project, and have watched it grow from the dream to a reality, bringing a great education, and perhaps more importantly, a sense of pride and respect for the Andean culture and cosmovision. Not only has this affected the outlook of the students of the Kusi Kawsay, but the community at large has shown a significant improvement in the respect and self-confidence for their heritage." - Ann Beckham Pachamama's Path

6ta. Feria Gastronómica Kusi Kawsay 2017, Martes 17 de Octubre, en la plaza de Pisac de 9:30 a 13 Hrs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gracias...Urpillay Sonqollay
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Peruvian Night at the Bareiss Gallery

October 20, 2017, 5:00pm - October 20, 2017, 8:00pm

PERUVIAN NIGHT AT THE BAREISS GALLERY Friday, October 20, 5-7 PM Join Sonya Luz Costanza, Chula Ross Sanchez and friends for a presentation of photos and stories of their recent trip to the Peruvian Andes and the Kusi Kawsay Indigenous School in Pisac, Peru. Hear traditional music by the founders of the school, enjoy beverages and bocaditos, pre-holiday sales of Peruvian textiles, crafts and gifts. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Waldorf inspired indigenous school and all donations will be matched by a generous donor. The Kusi Kawsay School is a sister school to the former Taos Waldorf School and utilizes Waldorf pedagogy to guide their children into the future through ancient wisdom of traditional Andean cultural practices. Support the global movement of revitalizing indigenous culture for the health and sustainability of us all. To learn more about the school visit www.kusikawsay.org or call Sonya at 575-758-8007. The Bareiss Gallery is located at 15 Route 150 (next to to KTAO), Taos, NM. If you are not able to attend the event, but want to donate, all donations made from October 1- November 1 through the website (www.kusikawsay.org) will also be matched.

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el Dia Mundial de la Alimentacion nos recuerda tomar reflexion sobre la rutina de nuestra alimentacion por tal razon, cada año promovemos el uso de alimentos nativos y orgánicos en nuestra población y a la vez compartir con nuestros visitantes nacionales y extranjeros en medio de música andina, cantos y vestimenta típica que caracteriza a nuestra institución educativa que promueve la valoración de nuestra identidad cultural y sus contextos socio culturales con las futuras generaciones. Les invitamos a ser parte de esta actividad ecologica y saludable. ... See MoreSee Less

6ta. Feria Gastronómica Kusi Kawsay 2017.

October 17, 2017, 9:30am - October 17, 2017, 1:00pm

el Dia Mundial de la Alimentacion nos recuerda tomar reflexion sobre la rutina de nuestra alimentacion por tal razon, cada año promovemos el uso de alimentos nativos y orgánicos en nuestra población y a la vez compartir con nuestros visitantes nacionales y extranjeros en medio de música andina, cantos y vestimenta típica que caracteriza a nuestra institución educativa que promueve la valoración de nuestra identidad cultural y sus contextos socio culturales con las futuras generaciones. Les invitamos a ser parte de esta actividad ecologica y saludable.

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Tarpuy, ceremonial y didacticamente realizamos la siembra en nuestro terreno de KUSI ÑAN "Productos Orgánicos" ... See MoreSee Less

Época de siembra o tarpuy, cuya celebración iniciamos con el chh'allay y luego sembramos las semillas y al final con música y cantos compartimos nuestro refrigerio.

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  • Kusi Kawsay and Kusi Ñan,

    Kusi Kawsay (Happy Life) Our mission is providing access to education that is rooted in Andean culture and tradition by enabling a bilingual intercultural experience using the most up-to-date teaching methods, which confront the challenges of today's reality for children, young people and families who have few opportunities to access a respectful education.  Find out more here.

    Kusi Ñan (Happy Path) Our mission is to be efficient in and support rural agriculture through the wisdom of our ancestral Andean practices, which hold the solutions to ensuring global food security.  Find out more here

  • Kusi Kawsay,

    In honor of our ancestors and the new generation of young inspiring indigenous children, we give thanks to all the roots of our culture, the depths of our tradition and the pride of our identity.  We believe that our projects are a love labor that grows and raises healthy, empowered change makers ready to share their knowledge and skills through this journey of a happy life and a happy path.  We are thankful to all those who support our work, our mission and vision.  Urpillay Sonqollay (expression of Gratitude in Quechua)