ELIAS QUISPE CHURA
Wakichäwi (Graduation ceremony)
In this photograph the students are taking their High School diplomas and degree certificates.
Jallu qallt phaxsin kimsaqalq ur saraqataruw Colegio Nal. Mixto Callamarca-n niya chika urur wakichäwix qalltasiwayäna. Qalltatatx kunjamatï taqikunas amtatäkan ukjamarjamarakiw lurt’apxäna. Ukat akax niya pä pacharakiw apasiwayi. Ukañkamax aksät uksat jilanak kullakanakax aywthapinisipkakïnwa. Yaqhipanakax awtuta, maynirinakasti, kayukirakiw awayur q’ipt’at jan ukax wulsar wayt’at ukjam purintanipxarakïna. Chiqans akax wali chuymar ch’allxtaykirïnwa.
In “Callamarca” High School, the graduation ceremony started at about 12:00 o’clock on December 8th, 2012. After starting, they did it according to the customs. And it lasted about 2 hours. In the meantime, many locals were still arriving from everywhere. Others by car and another people came on foot carrying their ‘aguayo’ loads or bags. It was really exciting!
Niyak wakichäw tukt’ayatat kullaka Jhenny-rux walpinrak yatiqäwinakap tukt’ayxatapat jallallt’apxäna.
After the graduation ceremony, everybody congratulated Jhenny for having finished her studies.
Akjan janiw khithis ukjamak qhiphaqtañ munkänti, ukat sapa mayniw yatiqañ tukt’ayirirus irpkatiriparus ukat awk taykarus ukjam qhumant’apxäna, misturamp jach’xatt’apxäna ukat mä rijalus kunrak churapxäna. Ukjamïpan taqiniw k’uchik jikxatasipxarakïna.
Uk tukutatx mä manq’äwirakiw taqi jutirinakatak utjäna. Akatakix Tatitun may may q’uchunakap ucht’apxäna, mäwjarkam muythaptapxäna, ukat mä wawakiw manq’art’asipxarakïna. Ukapachparakiw mayninakas akjän ukjan qut qut samart’apxäna. Jayp’utuqirux jaqinakax juk’at juk’at mistsuniwayxapxarakïna, ukat juk’anikiw qhiphaqtxapxäna.
Here, nobody wanted to stay back, and each one congratulated Jhenny, her sponsor and parents, threw over them with confetti, and gave her a present. For that, everyone was very happy.
After that, there was a meal for everybody, for this, they played all kinds of Christian music, got closer, and shared among us. Likewise, other people ate lunch and drink Sodas. In the afternoon, the people went back home little by little, only stayed some of them.
Ipu Francisco-mpin ipa Sofia-mpin katuqañ utapa (Uncle Francisco & aunt Sofia’s living room)
Uka jayp’ux taqinis wali k’uchikirakiw jikxatasipxarakiyätana. Ukat qhiphürun amtasiñtakix Jhenny-ruw diplom apt’atpach mä jamuq apst’ayätana.
That evening we were all very happy. And we took a picture of Jhenny with her diploma for a souvenir.
Ukat thayäxipan utjäwiparurakiw sarxapxayätana. Akan wila masikamakixapxänwa; qalltañtakix irpsuripaw mä qhawqha arunak arst’äna, ukjarux sapa maynirurakiw ar churäna. Jupanakax jan kuna pächasisaw kunayman suma arunakamp yatiqañ tukt’ayirirux ch’amancht’apxäna. Qhipharux Jhenny kullakaw akjam arst’äna: “Walikpin jichhürux kumpañt’awapxistaxa, ukjamaraki tatajarus mamajarus yuspajararaktwa… isturyujar apuyt’awapxitu… Naya uka kunsijunak churawäpkistä uk janiw armaskäti…”
Yatiqäwipan Jhenny-x maynïr suma yatiqirïtapat urucht’añ munayätana, ukat ukx kunjamatï ninkharax sisxtan ukjam lurt’awayapxtana. Jichhax Jach’a Yatiqañ Utankxan ukjaxa, taqiniw nayrar sartaskakiñap muntana.
It was cold and we all went back uncle Francisco’s house. Here, everyone was member of the family; to start with, Jhenny’s godfather gave a speech, then he wanted each one expresses his / her feelings. Without any doubt, all guests encouraged her to continue with her studies. And finally, Jhenny was very grateful and told us: “Thank you very much for coming today. I also thank my parents because they supported me to study… I will not forget your suggestions…”
We all wanted to celebrate Jhenny’s Graduation because she has been one of the best students in her class, and we did it in this way. Now we all hope she goes ahead with the same enthusiasm when she is at the university.