This Month at Cachamsi
Students welcomed this month
One-on-One Clinical Hours
our annual kallpashun trail race benefit is almost here!
Every year in Cacha, the Cacha Medical Spanish Institute works with our local community partners and governing organizations to host the Kallpashun Trail Race. “Kallpashun” is a word in the indigenous language Kichua that means “We Run!” The Kallpashun trail race is held the day before the “Inti Raymi,” or Festival of the Sun, celebration; hence, the secondary name of “Carrera del Sol.” Cachamsi also hosts this community-wide festival at the Pucara Tambo Cultural Center, where some of our own students live during their programs. This event is designed to raise funds for programs that specifically benefit the geriatric population of the 23 communities of the Cacha parish. These funds are directed to programs that improve the nutrition, physical mobility, resource-access, and transportation services of the elderly community. Check out the Kallpashun Page on our website for more information and to help support this effort!