Anna Branham is a University of New Mexico student attending Casa Xalteva as part of a Spring 2009 study abroad program. As part of the program she had to fulfill and internship requirement. Anna investigated the evolution of Nicaraguan art.
Archive for April, 2009
Myranda McGowan is a University of New Mexico student attending Casa Xalteva as part of a Spring 2009 study abroad program. As part of the program she had to fulfill and internship requirement. She spent 1 week at the Forensic Clinic outside of Granada, Nicaragua and 1 week at the Office of Legal Medicine in Managua.
My first week: Clinica Forense (Forensic Clinic) outside Granada, Nicaragua…
Casa de los Tres Mundos is a cultural center near Parque Central in Granada. In addition to offering a number of workshops in the arts, they host many events every month including musical performances, international movies, lectures, and dance. Check out their monthly schedule here!
In her words…
I did my internship in San Blas, a small rural village about 20 minutes by bus outside of Granada, Nicaragua. The village was very different from anything I had experienced or seen in Nicaragua. The community was very poor, most of the houses (or shacks) were constructed with pieces of metal and wood. The living conditions were very simple, but the people and my host family were incredibly warm, generous and caring. I wanted to focus on the education in Nicaragua so I worked in a preschool in the mornings and a public high school in the afternoons.
A few weeks ago Casa Xalteva submitted an application to UNESCO to be approved to use its official logo for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Today, we received a notice telling us that we have been officially approved to use the logo!
In December 2002, resolution 57/254 on the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO was designated as lead agency for the promotion of the Decade.
The Decade aims to integrate the values inherent in sustainable development into all aspects of learning to encourage changes in behaviour which will enable a more viable and fairer society for everyone.
During this decade, education for sustainable development will contribute to preparing citizens better prepared to face the challenges of the present and the future, and decision-makers who will act responsibly to create a viable world. Thus, five kinds of fundamental learning will be enhanced: learning to know, learning to do, learning to be, learning to live together, and learning to transform oneself and society.