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The fourth state

14 Dec 2009, 15:44 UTC
The fourth state
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by Silvia

I am buying groceries in a market in Cusco, when I hear speaking italian:it’s a man talking with his little son, who is sitting on the grocery cart. I say hi and we start chatting. He tells me he lives in Cusco, working in an institute that helps little girls who are obliged by their own family to work as domestic workers in the house of richer people. I tell him about the GalileoMobile, and we both have the idea that it would be nice to bring the GalileoMobile to this institute, the center Yanapanakusun.

Galileo Mobile in Yanapanakusun

I call Vittoria, an italian woman from Torino, founder and director of the institute, to arrange the activities. And finally, in the afternoon of the only free-day that we had allowed to ourselves, the GalileoMobile reaches the school Yanapanakusun, an evening school where girls of the institute and other young kids that have to work during the day try to catch up with their education.

Webpage of the institute

As usual, we start making preparations for the “charla inaugural”, the speech with which we always begin our activities. Today it’s my turn to give it, and I ...

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