Issue - May 2009



May 2009

Editorial

In this issue Christina Moore interviewed the manager of Th'uruch'apitas library; an invitation for CEBID of a National Photography Competition; with mother's day fast approaching, Rachel Dakin writes about Heroinas; a Legacy; Jess Gardner tell us about Proyecto Horizonte in Uspha Uspha; Walter Sanchez with Women Dressed to Enter into History; and finally our Cultural Agenda.read more...

May 2009

Editorial

In this issue Christina Moore interviewed the manager of Th’uruch’apitas library; an invitation for CEBID of a National Photography Competition; with mother’s day fast approaching, Rachel Dakin writes about Heroinas; a Legacy; Jess Gardner tell us about Proyecto Horizonte in Uspha Uspha; Walter Sánchez with Women Dressed to Enter into History; and finally our Cultural Agenda.

The main objective of the cocha-banner is to promote different types of social work and happenings in Cochabamba or Bolivia in general, many of which the people of Cochabamba and visitors are unaware of. It is geared to help organizations, foundations and other groups spread the word of the work they do.

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Ximena Noya
Editor

English, More Than Just A Language

Gaby Vallejo Canedo is a well-known Bolivian writer, who in 1990, with her team, opened the first library for children in the whole of Bolivia: Biblioteca Th’uruchapitas. This little room that is their base for everything, although modest in size, boasts a collection of 7000 books, which fluctuates as donations are received or books are given out as gifts and prizes. Children are invited to afternoon group reading sessions, and these are loved so much that, as Ms. Vallejo chuckles, “We have some teenagers that have been coming to the library since they were

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