Having finally managed to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together, we bring to you photos and mini bios of the newest additions to the dormitory! Just as we did in our first year, the girls wrote their own biographies (though somewhat hesitantly), and we translated them as best we could. Of course, as the school year did commence in March, our deepest apologies for having taken an astonishing seven months to get this post out to you all!
Special thanks to Anna Fawcus of the Peruvian Times for the photos and to volunteer Elizabeth Levitan for the translations! And to the rest of you, thank you for your patience, and do enjoy meeting our second class of students!
My name is Elizabeth Sueldo Huillca. I am from the community of Rayan and I am 14 years old. I like to play cards and I like to study science. My favorite food is fried trout and I like to listen to the music of Aguilas de America. I would like to visit Lima. In my free time I help my mother cook.
My name is Anita Cansines Espinoza. I am from the community of Pilcabamba and I am 15 years old. In my free time I like to wash clothes and study English. I also like roasted chicken, and I like to listen to Huayno music. I would like to visit the United States. When I grow up I would like to study to be a tour guide and a singer.
My name is Maribel Ccasa Carbajal and I am 13 years old. I am from Markuray. I like to play volleyball and to study communication. My favorite food is locro de zapallo. My favorite musician is Marilyn. Some day I would like to visit Cusco.
My name is Vicentina Calizaya Yupanqui. I am 13 years old. I am from the community of Ttastayoq. I like to help my mother cook. My favorite food is fish. I like the music of Illari and Sonia Morales. I like to play volleyball, draw and knit scarves. One day I would like to visit Bolivia. My favorite classes are Quechua and ‘Individual & Family’.
My name is Silvia Huanaco Surco and I am 14 years old. My favorite food is chilcano de ceviche and my favorite music is Macano, or anything reggaeton. When I go home I help my mom cook. I like to play volleyball and soccer. When I graduate from high school I would like to be a singer and dancer. When I am alone, I don’t feel like playing. One day, I would like to visit Bolivia.
My name is Cliset Cuba Piñares. I am from Ocobamba and I am 13 years old. I like to play volleyball. I would like to study to be an obstetrician or a singer. My favorite foods are ceviche and chilcano. My favorite music is Yobana Jamk’o; I also like reggaeton, salsa and cumbia. I would like to visit Machu Picchu, Chile and the United States. I like to watch soap operas like Escalera al Cielo. When I am alone in my house I like to listen to music.