Tinkuy Parents Workshop

Co-Directors Fred and Chris were lucky enough to be present for the last 'Tinkuy' parent training workshop of the year. Tinkuy means ‘gathering' in Quechua. Through these meetings, the parents of the young people in Amantani's projects congregate to explore different themes through participatory activities. Here Chris tells us about his experience of 2017's final Tinkuy.

"This particular Tinkuy was about ‘respectful relationships between parents and children' and 40 parents attended. Unfortunately there has been a history of difficult situations in certain homes. Teacher Rocio led the workshop which was incredibly powerful. All parents participated in the various activities and it was clear from the emotion shown from the parents that this is a theme which is very relevant. Of course doing workshops like this can be seen as a grain of sand but seeing this workshop with my own eyes really makes me believe that the parents understand the importance of respect at home. I truly believe that results next year will prove that this grain of sand is worth its weight in gold. 

Thank you to the team and the parents for creating such an open-minded and respectful meeting. Wishing the parents and young people a fantastic school holiday!”

 The parents enjoy introductory remarks from Rocío.

The parents enjoy introductory remarks from Rocío.

 The parents split up into groups to work together for the session.

The parents split up into groups to work together for the session.

Fred Branson