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Etnikas social responsibility plan
We constantly receiving from Pachamama “Mother Earth” so social responsibility is a great way to give back helping us to balance the energy in our lives for the things that we have received.
We have created a non–profit organization call ‘human actions” that focus on providing sustainable help for less- advantaged people and communities in the Cusco region. At the moment, we are involved in seven different social responsibility projects with orphanage and less advantage communities.
We constantly looking to expand our social responsibility projects, to provide more assistance to more people and communities.
* provide volunteering possibilities for Etnikas guest during and after their retreat.
* organize activities for less- advantaged people
* volunteering in places who need assistance, provide help in their daily activities
* to be a connector between social responsibility projects, social enterprises and public institutions.
* to expand Etnikas’ social responsibility, to provide assistance in more projects in the Cusco region
* organize sustainable awareness activities for less- advantaged people
ETNIKAS SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY PROJECTS
HOGAR MADRE TERESA CALCUTTA
‘Madre Teresa Calcutta’ is a home for disabled children of all ages. The families of these children do not have the economic capability to take proper care of them. The congregations of the ‘Sisters Mother Teresa of Calcutta’ offer the personalized attention required for each of the patients on an individual basis. Etnika’s collaborates in helping to develop daily activities such as helping them to eat, cleaning their spaces, offering donations such as diapers and cleaning products.
SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS GERONTOLOGY:
‘San Francisco de Asis’ look after approximately 500 elderly people. The centre is staffed by 9 sisters and support staff workers paid by the Public Welfare Society of Cusco, which help with the direct care of the elderly and maintenance of the centre. The centre is divided into 2 areas, one for men and one for woman. The majority of the residents live in the centre because their families live in extreme poverty or are no longer able to care for them. Some elders are in good health while others suffer from acute and chronic conditions. We help them with different day to day tasks in caring for the elderly. The most important thing we look to give the elderly at this centre is your personal one to one attention.
‘Casa verde’ is a home for boys and girls, between 5 and 17 years old. The children in this orphanage are victims of domestic violence, moral abandonment, alcoholic parents etc.
As part of the Etnika’s ‘sustainable education’ we help the orphanage by offering teachers of theater classes. In this way, the children have the opportunity to develop bodily expression enabling them to communicate with others and the outside world more easily. We also look to offer a professional psychological counselling service to the residents.
JESUS MI LUZ
‘Jesus mi Luz’ is a home for children between 5 and 17 years old. These children have been placed here as they are, amongst other things, the victims of domestic violence, moral abandonment, have alcoholic parents, etc.
The Etnika’s ‘Sustainable Education’ project offers teachers of theater classes, In this way the children have the opportunity to develop bodily expression enabling them to communicate with others and the outside world more easily. We also look to offer a professional psychological counselling service to the residents.
‘Casa Acogida’ is a home for teenagers who have been rescued from nightclubs, or places where they exploited sexually. The adolescence who live here have a desire to overcome the issues associated with their exploitation and re-connect with society. The Etnika’s project of ‘Sustainable Education’ offers baking teachers to help prepare the children with a trade in which they may be able to be support themselves in the future. We also look to offer a professional psychological counselling service to the residents.
‘San Judas’ is a home for young girls and adolescents who have been rescued from families with problems of physical violence, alcoholism, and abject poverty. In spite of this the girls of San Judas have desires to overcome and grow. The Etnika’s project of ‘Sustainable Education’ offers San Judas baking teachers to help prepare them in a trade which they may be able to be support themselves in the future. We also look to offer a professional psychological counselling service to the residents.
SOCIAL WORK IN COMMUNITIES
Social responsibility is something we consider very important here at Etnika’s. Our programs extend help into the communities of Cusco that have few resources. Communities such as Umachurco, in the province of San Salvador, have 150 children of all ages. Etnika’s provides the schools in Umachurco with pens, books and other supplies and disease screening campaigns. We also offer psychological counselling campaigns to the parents and children.