Pachacamac Project developments

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We’ve attached some pictures to show you another face of the Pachacamac project: how we’re transforming the lives of local women. Last Saturday (March 15) 50 women attended our first art workshop. Art teachers from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú held a workshop on Pachacamac art and iconography in order to help the women create products for sale in the following months.

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Interestingly, many of the women who attended are illiterate and were attending a class for the very first time. Some women were over the age of 50! The comments made by the women were very positive and they were thankful for the opportunity.

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It’s important to mention the work and effort put in by the director of the Pachacamac site museum, Denise Possi-Escot and the Pachacamac project coordinator Lorena Best. Before the workshop began, Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Industries of Peru, Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, invited the women to the Grand National Theatre to attend a show portraying traditional Peruvian dances. This show was very inspiring to the women—for most of them, it was their first ever visit to a theatre.

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As members of an organization that truly transforms peoples lives, its important you realize all the changes you are creating for these women, their communities and our country.

Thank you for your support,

SPI-Peru

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