Our names are Rachel Orbuch and Kyla Muñoz and we are the current Project Managers for GirlSportWorks, a non-profit based in Cusco, Peru. We both grew up playing a plethora of different sports and our passion for athletics and exercise continues today! The lessons we learned from playing competitive sports and from being part of some amazing teams helped shape us into the people we are today and led us both to leave behind the snowy Midwest and spend a year working to help teach Cusqueñan girls these same lessons.
GirlSportWorks or as it is known here in Cusco, Chicas Dinámicas, is an organization that seeks to empower young girls through athletics to gain valuable life skills centered around: leadership, teamwork, communication, self-confidence, and healthy lifestyles.
In Cusco, there is no emphasis on physical education for girls. While many boys will kick around a soccer ball after school, girls are expected to go home and help out around the house as well as take care of their younger siblings. The free after-school sports classes we teach provide a safe space for girls to learn, grow, and most importantly have fun! Check out these spotlight videos about some of the amazing chicas we work with every day.
Our goal is to raise $2,000 to ensure the girls we work with will have the same fulfilling experience playing sports.
Just in case you were wondering, GirlSportWorks IS a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit which means that any donations to this campaign will go directly towards the programming we offer, field/court renovations, new equipment, and the cultural and athletic field trips we lead. Here are a few examples of how your donations could help out our girls:
$5 will provide a week's worth of healthy snacks to our classes
$10 will provide new stickers and markers for our students to decorate their skill sheets
$20 will enable an entire class to visit the pool for the first time
$75 will enable an entire class to go on a field trip to Cusco's brand new lazer-tag facility
$100 will provide our girls with transportation to and from field trips for the year
$250 or more will aid us in replacing sports equipment (balls, pinnies, cones, sticks, bats, etc)
$500 will provide appropriate renovations for the court spaces to make them safer (e.g. Filling holes in our courts, buying a lock to keep drunk men out during class, renovating the broken toilet that leaks into the court, etc.)
$750 will allow all of our girls to go on 2 field trips throughout the year
Thank you to everyone who took time to read this and consider our cause! Even the slightest donation goes a long way in supporting the chicas. If you have any further questions about what we do or wish to get involved, please don't hesitate to contact us!
The Chicas Dinámicas
Rach and Kyles
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