San Juan de Mocovi began requesting an Alma Project in 2015, when we were first expanding in Beni, Bolivia. At the time, the community was still recovering from the disastrous flooding of 2014 and was not in a position to fulfill the many responsibilities Alma requires of a project community.
Nevertheless, the community members continued insisting and finally, in 2018, we were able to open a project to reinforce mathematics, communication, and sciences through fun, culturally-based projects that promote critical/creative thinking and harmonious values with the community’s primary school students.
The community members in San Juan de Mocovi are a wonderful example of persistence, resilience, and communal organization. We look forward to continuing our work together now and into the future!