Curriculum

"The lesson is to be content." 
-Grimaldo Rengifo  
Ishkay Yachay

 

"Ishkay Yachay": the desire of mothers and fathers from indigenous families in the city of Quito to equally educate their "wawas" (the kichwa word for children) in ancestral and modern ways is a constitutional right under the organic law of intercultural education of Artcle 92 and the complementary children's code under article 44 for cultural rights of indigenous villages and afro ecuadorians.

Ritual Agricultural Calendar of the CARAC

 

Overcoming homogenous structures in the classroom sometimes seems an impossible task to fulfill. However, in intercultural schools like Yachay Wasi, we have a percentage of a success that allows us to smell the field, taste the food, and reap the rewards of our hard work. This cornerstone is the experimental calendar CARAC, which is the national indigenous calendar. It acts as a dialogue between ancestral and modern forms of knowledge. It helps the coach or teacher walk to the rhythm of the indigenous population and its worldview. In this, everyone participates in a collective nature of nature and spirit. This interrelational connection is made through love, respect, and equality in a cyclical nature within a specific location.

Music
 

​In music classes, students learn from a young age through games that serve to practice controlling their rhythm. Half the students learn to play an instrument native to of andean cultures and the other half participate in the school choir. We realize that music is a medium very important in the formation of cerebral connections. Music helps students better understand and learn the concepts of their other classes.

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