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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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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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SUSTAINABILITY WITHOUT BORDERS PARTNERS WITH COMUNIDAD

Posted December 2, 2014 @ 7:34pm | by Comunidad

Fundacíon Comunidad board members just did an Andean road trip with a group of five professors/students from The University of Michigan. The foundation's focus and the U's sustainability-without-borders project was a perfect fit! We lived in the communities for a week, closely evaluating our six schools, 350 lunch program, libraries and spent time with all nine scholarship students. Our foundation base and relationships of fifteen years offered the U of M the ability to...

 

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Sustainability Without Borders partners with Comunidad

Posted September 3, 2014 @ 11:26am | by Comunidad

Information about SWB. They will be spending a week on the ground with Comunidad board members. We are very excited about the possibilities of having their expertise along with us as we visit our projects and evaluate the progress of the six communities.Sustainability Without Borders (SWB) is a student organization from the University of Michigan. We are sponsored and funded by the Center for Sustainable Systems at the university’s School of Natural Resources. Our mission is...

 

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Social networking at the Farmers Market

Posted February 17, 2014 @ 8:04pm | by Comunidad

Farmers Markets are as good in Peru as they are in Mpls! It's a great social gathering that goes beyond selling. I got to see folks from that outlying villages where we work. AND I got to help Juila sell coca leaves, or at least I tried. Paccha has the biggest Saturday market in the Vinchos region. It's a good way to see the folks we work with and get updated on their needs for the upcoming school year that starts in mid-March. Lots of projects brewing!

 

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