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Road trip to Paccha

Posted January 16, 2017 @ 10:50am | by Comunidad

It’s always a full experience when going to Paccha and beyond. Sister Jessie and I were pleased to see the Paccha High School completed as well as the new Chaquipampa High School (named after Comunidad founder Padre Walter Ebertz) School doesn’t start again until March, at that time we will know what futher education roles the government will assume and what part we will continue with. We will continue with providing school lunch for most either as a soya...

 

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An update from the Highlands

Posted November 27, 2016 @ 11:21am | by Comunidad

Dearest Supporter: November 30, 2016 We have news! But first a little recap. When we officially became a non-profit after our grain mill start in Paccha, we had a clear mission: providing quality education and nutritious school meals. We were green, but had the sense to harvest quality expertise along the way. We started in...

 

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2016 Spring FUNdraiser Update

Posted April 14, 2016 @ 11:49am | by Comunidad

Friends of Comunidad,It’s the time of year when we are usually very busy getting ready for the annual FUNdraiser, which we’ve held for the past seven years at the Northrup King Building. We have decided not to do it this year however, and it's a rather bittersweet decision. Hopefully the Holiday letter that was sent out in November 2015, reflected our positive thoughts and plans for the future of Fundacion Comunidad. At the time of the letter, we felt that...

 

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The Holiday Letter

Posted November 30, 2015 @ 10:05am | by Comunidad

The Holiday LetterDear Comunidad Supporters: We have seen great progress, thanks to you! We have plans to continue moving forward.The goal of seeing the communities’ students progress to the point of being bettereducated, healthier, and with a more promising future of opportunity with scholarshipsupport is being realized. Peru has both a more robust economy and an indigenouspresident who understands the issues in the Andes. He also wants an improved educationin the...

 

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Chakipampa’s Next Step - Comunidad and SWB

Posted August 16, 2015 @ 8:17pm | by Comunidad

This past May, nine members of a team from Sustainability Without Borders (SWB) spent 14 days in Chakipampa, one of the villages and schools we serve in the Paccha Valley in Peru. (This was the second trip for the group. The first being in November of 2014 when Comunidad Board members introduced SWB to our school villages to evaluate and assist with water quality, health concerns and other potential collaborative projects.) The SWB team was divided into a “water...

 

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Quechua Speakers improving their Spanish

Posted July 7, 2015 @ 11:13am | by Comunidad

In May, Comunidad was able to send about 450 lbs of books down to the Paccha area. Our recent goal has been to get a Spanish dictionary in the hands of every primary and secondary student in the six communities we work with. We have six libraries and hundreds of books circulating, but an additional goal was to meet the needs/requests of the native Quechua speakers, to improve their Spanish. As much as we work to preserve the Quechua language and assure all our teachers are bi-lingual, they need...

 

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