She finally escaped the mestizo family that essentially enslaved her and pursued her grade school education. After receiving her diploma, she cried in front of the building, so happy to finally go to high school. Today, she is motivated to tell her story to other kids, hoping they realize they are in charge of their own lives.
THINK Global School students and staff roam the grounds of Incapirca, the largest Incan ruins in Ecuador. Moving through the foundations with a guide, some ask about Cañari agriculture, others wonder about gender roles, and all put the pieces of Cañari history together with the Spanish Conquest.
They organized the event, made posters, invited friends from Colegio Aleman Stiehle Cuenca, set up the room, bought snacks and beverages; they even arranged an awards ceremony at the end. I knew we had an intelligent bunch, but the creativity and talent that was on display was fantastic.