Help us Celebrate LLI's 9th Anniversary!
We are so excited to announce that our umbrella non-profit organization, the Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI), is celebrating its ninth year of educating, empowering, and bringing change to the community of Huaycán outside Lima, Peru. Huaywasi actually began as an extension of the Women’s Empowerment programs offered through LLI!
Through the collaborative work of Huaywasi and LLI, we have seen some tremendous progress this last year, including implementing certification courses to the Women’s Empowerment Program, which were funded directly through our artisan project, with emphases on finance, technology, and entrepreneurship. We were also able to introduce a beautiful, new, larger classroom space for the children’s and women’s programs and saw attendance rates rise in both the teen's and women’s programs.
The focus of this anniversary celebration is to highlight the accomplishments of the students of each program, as well as strengthen our ties to the Huaycán community. This year, the Light and Leadership Initiative is hosting its 9th anniversary on June 3rd and the theme is Candy Land. We will be providing interactive games and activities for the children and women as our teens are volunteering throughout the day. We will also be distributing various awards and prizes for students (great leadership, positive attitude, new participant, etc.) to recognize their achievements over the past year!
We invite you to help us celebrate these amazing women, children, and teens by donating to our fundraiser. These donations will go directly to help fund the event as well as ensure that every single participant receives an annual anniversary t-shirt. These t-shirts help further connect us to the community and are cherished by participants who are often seen wearing them all-year round. This year, the t-shirt has been designed by one of the LLI teen participants, Angela, and will be brought to life by our very own Huaywasi artisans, Guillermina and Herminia!
Thank you for continuing to support our artisans and the Huaycán community!