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Av. Sol 948 C.C. Cusco Sol Plaza

2do piso OF: 207 Cusco-Cusco-Perú

Phone: 0051-959748878 - Spanish

0051-994998579 - English

voluntarios@soncowasicusco.com

info@soncowasicusco.com

Av. Sol 948 C.C. Cusco Sol Plaza

2do piso OF: 207 Cusco-Cusco-Perú

Phone: 0051-959748878 - Spanish

0051-994998579 - English

voluntarios@soncowasicusco.com

info@soncowasicusco.com

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Caring Hearts

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Who we are

SONCO WASI = HOUSE OF THE HEART

Sonco Wasi translated to Spanish means Casa del Corazon, in English it’s the House of the Heart.

We are a non-profit association initially created by a group of friends in 2010, with the intention of providing social support for children that have been physically and economically disadvantaged.

We want to provide them with new opportunities and experiences based mainly on the recovery of values such as respect for self, respect for society, its ideals and the environment, learning to love and revalue their culture.

Another important part of our work is that through the activities we undertake the children can exchange cultural experiences with friends from other countries.

We can help through art, music, painting, games and practicing different languages and their own language and customs and by showing them that the world is bigger and there is a horizon beyond their daily lives.

WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT   WE ARE TOGETHER IMMERSED IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF CONTINUAL LEARNING IN WHICH WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE!

Mission

  • Work as a team for a common cause where harmony, friendship and trust prevail.
  • Value the general well-being and  the emotional, intellectual and physical development of the children.
  • Give the children the tools to develop new abilities, and the confidence for freedom of expression.

Vision

  • We want to emphasize both inclusivity and personalized assistance to each and every one of the people involved with Sonco Wasi. With the aim to ensure, that everyone involved, benefits from our projects.
  • That the children achieve full development and social integration.
  • Help the children grow and develop into individuals who are free of barriers that inhibit their ambitions.
  • Give them the security and confidence to believe in themselves.

Historic Information

HISTORIC INFORMATION

Peru is a country that is home to different cultures and traditions, besides being one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Our land has many landscapes: the Andes mountain chain, the longest in the world, the Amazon, which is one of the vital lungs of the planet and our beautiful beaches that run along the west coast of the country on the Pacific Ocean. We are people of multiple races. Our society is multicultural, co-existing between modern cities and native communities, between the magical world of our ancestors and the religion brought by European civilizations. We are a country with a unique identity that has been able to embrace its roots and also combine the cultures and traditions of the many people who came and decided to stay in this wonderful place. This is represented in art, music, food and dance, all forms of expression that have created a country that is alive with colour, smells, sights and sounds.

Peru is the cradle of Andean civilization. Important cultures developed here, dating from the year 3.200 BC as Caral-Supe, Chavin, Moche and Nazca. It is from these civilizations that the Incan Empire formed in the fifteenth century, extending over the present territories of Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. The Empire ruled until its peak in 1533, when after a long civil war the Spanish conquistadors arrived, took advantage of the weakness in the empire and conquered it.

Cusco was the capital of the Incan Empire and is now a World Heritage Site. Macchu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the modern world and an international tourist attraction. The architecture in Cusco reflects the Spanish influence but still displays the strength and majesty of the ancient Inca temples, the foundations of the city. All Cusquenans are very hospitable people, however you can feel the contrast between city people and the colourful and innocent presence of the country people. The Llama, Cusco’s emblem, walks proud while thousands of people come together in a journey through time and history that can be collected in each of its corners.

Sonco Wasi resides in both the city and in the Sacred Valley. We work in a town called Taray, the name comes from a tree that can be found in the area, called Tara. Taray is part of the town of Pisac, thirty-three kilometers from Cusco, one of the most important for its Inca ruins and colonial architecture. To get to our house in Taray you can take a local motorcycle taxi or you can take the walk along the Vilcanota River, by any way the scenery is beautiful and is an unforgettable experience.

Conoce al Equipo

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Karol

Vivanco

Delgado

Foundation Director

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Yzela

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Medina

Director of Finance

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Isela

Vivanco

Delgado

Head of Project Planning

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Claire

Beynon

 

Volunteer Coordinator

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