Ayni Scholarship Fund

You can ensure a child’s sense of dignity, self-esteem, cultural identity and belief in their future.  Read more about our Ayni Scholarship Fund here.

Donate to Kusi Kawsay’s Ayni Scholarship Fund to support a respectful 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

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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)