Issue - December 2007



December 2007
Editorial

In this month's issue Arnold Brauwer tells us about Ariel's Garden. Amy Stillman and Save the Children's new CD. Walter Sanchéz enlightens us with a history on Religious Popular Art andfinally Emanuele Norsa returns with an article on Elio Nina's work...read more...

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Issue of December 2007

Children, Education, and Rock and Roll: How does music influence your life? For the communities involved in Save the Children’s Desarrollo Integral Con La Niñez (DIN) program, music has been a gateway toward a life filled with dignity, education, and hope. For a number of years Save the Children has been implementing a project within DIN to collaborate education with music in order to create a more dynamic learning experience for the children and youths involved in the program....


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Issue of November 2007

Frisbee: Frisbee is a relatively unknown sport in most countries around the world. Amongst those who know what a frisbee is, many seem to think that it is something you do to pass time on the beach, or something you play with your dog. However, Frisbee is much more than this....


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Issue of October 2007

SAY HELLO TO THE FRENCH LANGUAGE: In South America, most people think learning French is not very useful. A Spanish teacher in Projects Abroad confessed to me that at university, teachers tell their students that French is the official language in only two countries! This is a vital mistake considering that French is actually the official language in thirty three countries...


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Issue of September 2007

Encuentro de Integración y Danza Contemporánea: Friday 22 June saw the public demonstration of the work that has been achieved in a bold community project that aimed to introduce dance to the teachers and students of schools in Punata and Villa Rivero, Cochabamba. Atempo Danza of Cochabamba has been holding contemporary dance classes, and the dancers at Atempo as well as the students of these classes put on a performance in the Liceo Josefa Manuela Gandarillas in Punata to show the results of their efforts....


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Issue of August 2007

Tablas Monte: The natural and cultural richness of Tablas Montes is gaining popularity with tourists, not least because of the attraction of a canyon that is home to a rare indigenous species of blind birds, the Guacharo. For this reason, agroup of organisations including the foundation PROINPA, Proyecto Papa Andina, of the Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural (Ministery of Rural Development) and the Sistema Boliviano de Tecnología Agropecuaria (Bolivian System of Agricultural Technology) staged the first Fair of Biodiversity and Nutrition in June with the community of Tablas Monte...


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Issue of July 2007

Veteran volunteers return to Cochabamba: In the office of Javier Garza, director of Peace Corps Bolivia, a group of former Peace Corps volunteers compare notes on their observations of the country they last lived 40 years ago. A lot has changed. “There was not much here back then,” remarked Vincente Antonio, a retired university teacher who volunteered as an agricultural extension assistant in Capinota in the mid 1960´s. “Cochabamba has really developed and has a lot more infrastructure now than the last time I was here. When I arrived here last week, I wanted to take the train to La Paz – but someone told me that line stopped working 20 years back.”...


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Issue of June 2007

The Guacharo Birds Canyon:It is now recognized that our community must work to conserve bio-diversity. Bolivia cannot fail to awaken the interests of visitors to discover this country´s amazing natural, cultural and rich bio-diversity resources. Proposals to establish municipal conservation areas, such as the one in Tablas Monte, reflect such concerns....


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Issue of May 2007

Portrait / ANA CECILIA MORENO: I started taking dancing lessons when I was six, with the famous Bolivian dancer Melo Tomsich. It soon became my favorite activity and I decided to try and make a living out of it. So, in 1989 I went to Mexico to study at the Centro National de Danza Contemporanea. There, I learned the famous Graham technique and studied to become a teacher. When I came back in 2001 I met Johnny Perez and we created “Atempo Danza”, a dancing company. In 2003 we started working as well with Patricia Sojas and we founded the “Espacio Talleres Atempo” to teach dancing...


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Issue of April 2007

Juan Cristobal: when I was younger, I loved travelling through Bolivia, especially on archaeological expeditions. But I just wanted to enjoy the moment and so I never took pictures. But after a while seeing amazing places, I thought somehow that I should share them, especially because photography is not well developed in Bolivia...


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Issue of March 2007

PARITI - THE ISLAND OF THE TIWANAKOTA CERAMIC TREASURE:
In August 2004, a team of Finish – Bolivian archaeologists, headed by Jédu Sagárnaga and Antti Korpisaari, discovered a great number of ceramic fragments on the small island of Pariti on Lake Titikaka. Once the pieces were placed together and reconstructed, it was believed they belonged to the Tiwanku culture...


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Issue of February 2007

Canarito Pampeno: For the last nine years the children of La Cancha have had an opportunity to escape from the busy streets of the market into the care of the Centro Canarito Pampeño where they are given assistance with schoolwork...


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Issue of January 2007

Traditional medicine: In June of this year Bolivia´s Minister of Health Dr Nila Heredia unveiled "Para Vivir Bien", an ongoing project for social and economic development which aims to incorporate traditional medicine into the National Health System...


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Mano a mano Bolivia
Mano a Mano Bolivia is an organization that aims to alleviate and promote health, education and social development in the impoverished areas by building schools, health centres, roads, runways and distributing medical supplies. At present this organization has built 79 health centres, 30 educative infrastructures (schools buildings, bathrooms and teacher housing) and several roads and air strips...
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