Help Support the Cusi Huayna Learning and Maintaining their Cultural Traditions (9 Members)
Help Support the Cusi Huayna Learning and Maintaining their Cultural Traditions
While the Quechua culture has remained strong despite colonization, the economic marginalization of the Quechuas people has left many in poverty. Youth are often forced to migrate to the cities to look for work and social problems like alcoholism have developed within the communities.
The poorest of the poor in Peru are the indigenous people living in the southern highlands. About 70% of the Quechua and Aymara communities—more than 5 million people—live below the poverty line.
The Cusi Huayna Cultural Center will be a place where the Quechua youth of Chinchero can train and practice their traditional dances and songs.
“For our young people, when there is a strong feeling of where they come from then wherever they go they become leaders,” says Puma. “It is who they are and where they come from that matters the most.”
The center will also include a library for students to study about their culture. The center’s goal is to offer exchanges so that youth from around Peru and other parts of the world can study at the center. The center will be located in the heart of Chinchero.
Cusi Huayna is a youth group committed to preserving and promoting traditional indigenous folklore and wisdom of the Quechua culture in Peru
Help the Cusi Huayna youth group build a learning center