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Ready for use!

Posted October 31, 2017 @ 11:48am | by Comunidad

I can’t wait to use the bathroom in Patawasi!!! I’m heading there to check it out mid November, after I finish my Cusco Valley Hiking Trip. As Fundacíon Comunidad focuses more on ‘funding a need’ and moves out of the daily education involvement of the past 15 years, each project needs to be carefully monitored to fund raise accordingly. We think this turned out well for Patawasi’s residents. I will report back after I flush.The ongoing support from...

 

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Time for TP!

Posted September 26, 2017 @ 7:49pm | by Comunidad

Time for TP!With the generous support of Comunidad’s donors, Patawasi is getting an upgraded bathroom. This community is the furthest and most isolated of the six communities near Paccha, that we have worked in. Assisting both their pre-school and high-school has produced notable results in their academic status. The Lunch supplements are well consumed and that’s all good, but we’ve been very concerned about their sanitary conditions for some time. SO, an e-mail fundraiser went out and...

 

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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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