Yearly Archives: 2014

Creativity in Tuksa Biblioteca

We talk a lot about creating a link between fun activities and academic metrics as a way of reinforcing and enriching the lessons in the classroom. It is, in fact, the very basis of many of our newer projects (and some still yet to come)! Nevertheless, it is sometimes hard to fully grasp what we […]

Pampachaka community

As we head towards the end of the Peruvian school year, it is time for us to close out our projects for 2014 in order to evaluate implementation and impact and to also make changes/ improvements for the projects that will continue into 2015. However, it is also the time of year that we begin […]

Teachers Roundtable in Urubamba

Inaugural Alma Foundation Teachers Roundtable October 18, 2014       We felt that getting all of our teachers and partners together on a regular basis to share best practices, commiserate and celebrate would be a good idea. We also felt that turning these roundtables into “seminars” where we could also train the teachers creative […]

Meeting Maria Teresa

I rarely drive to a community alone. If I am heading somewhere with a road that leads to it, I almost always end up picking up people needing a ride up to their community. Yesterday, when I was driving back from Patacancha, one of those people I picked up happened to be Maria Teresa. Maria […]

Alan’s October Trip Notes

Ver abajo texto original en Español. I just returned from two weeks criss-crossing Peru and Bolivia, visiting 12 of our projects. The physical strain of nine flights, one 14 hour bus ride, close to 100 hours driving up and down mountain “roads” going from the heat and humidity of the jungle one day to below zero […]

The Shoe Shine Boys of La Paz

In several areas of the centre of La Paz in Bolivia one can find boys and men shining shoes on the roadside, usually in groups of 2-4. They almost always wear woollen masks over their faces that gives them a frightening appearance. One of the first times a masked shoe shine boy confronted Ian in […]