Kallpa K’oj

Kallpa K’oj

 

The term Kallpa K’oj can loosely be translated from Quechua to mean ‘reciprocate’.

The program brings together Mosqoy students and Quechua weaving communities, so they can help each other.  The students gain a valuable insight into the rural communities and maintain that bond throughout their studies in Cusco.  They learn about their cultural heritage and develop an even greater sense of pride and belonging.   On the other hand, weavers and their communities benefit from the help that the students can provide, whether helping to build a library at the school or translating important documents from Quechua to Spanish.

We are particularly proud of this program, as it brings together all the elements of our mission and reinforces bonds between youth and elders in the community.