Teenager sings Michael Jackson song in Quechua to raise awareness of the language

Though it’s one of Peru’s two official languages, Quechua is not taught in schools – and is spoken by just around 13 percent of the population.

“I speak Quechua, but not very fluently anymore because we don’t use it,” she said. “They teach a lot here, English, which is also really important because it’s the global language, but we can’t abandon our roots because this is ours, it’s a heritage that we shouldn’t allow ourselves to lose.”