Friday, September 5 2014 Manos Unidas inaugurated its newest program: Phawarispa - a Cynthia Carolina Caceres Baker project - the first and only transition and vocational training program for young adults with different abilities in the region of Cusco, Peru.
Friends and colleagues came to celebrate our opening with the ceremonial breaking of the clay pot of chica and cutting the red ribbon. Colleagues from municipalities, and disability organizations were present for the ceremony and tour of the new project.
The 1,500sq meter property consists of 12 rooms for students to prepare for careers in restaurants, dining rooms, housekeeping and self-sustaining garden products. The school also offers spaces for students to practice daily living skills like self-care, ironing and folding clothes as well as social spaces to spend time with peers and art/dance/theater.
The locations prime space is the cafe where students will learn to attend to guests, serve and maintain the space." Cafe Daria" will be open to the public on a daily basis.
Thank you to all those who attended this special event, may we be able to prepare many students in the region of Cusco.