Education is every day empowerment. Our women's program provides free educational workshops and classes throughout the week and works hard to build a community among women in Huaycán.
New in 2017, LLI offers certificate courses, led by local experts and professionals in their field, in a variety of subjects including financial education, personal development, and more. Each course lasts from four to eight weeks and participants at the end receive a certificate of completion.
These courses additionally provide extra income to local professionals who lead the courses, doubling our impact as an organization.
Participants of our women's program have the opportunity to come together on the weekends for one-time workshops. These workshops are held on opposite days of the certificate courses, allowing women to choose between short term and longer term educational opportunities. These workshops can also include social gatherings, focusing on building community and interpersonal skills between participants and staff. Educational workshops range in topics, but focus on the three main areas of Art and Expression, Health, and Financial and Career Education.
Computer literacy courses are offered throughout the year, for 8 weeks at a time. Focusing on basic computer skills, women's program participants take the course for a variety of reasons, but all have the goal of getting comfortable with the computer and it's main functions. Topics like how to send an email, microsoft word, and more are covered!
We hope to be able to offer more advanced computer courses in the future, as we have many graduates from previous years asking to keep learning!
Huaywasi: Handmade in Peru is an extension of LLI's women's empowerment program, working with seven local artisans to create a sustainable approach to women's empowerment. All producst are handmade and fair trade. Profits received from from Huaywasi are directly invested back into the artisan program and the women's empowerment program. We have the hope of making the women's program entirely sustainable from Huaywasi purchases by 2017. Pleases help us by shopping now at Huaywasi.com!