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.
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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.
Cada viernes por la mañana los niños del programa de Casa Xalteva tienen un desayuno especial, este desayuno especial lo reciven los niños que vienen cada dia y vienen puntual, el desayuno de hoy, lo patrocino un estudiante llamado ROBERT, y los niños con mucha alegria dijeron : GRACIAS POR EL DESAYUNO ESPECIAL ¡¡¡
Y por primera vez el equipo de beisbol : Iguanas de Casa Xalteva participan en un campeonato, todos los chavalos estaban muy emocionados, disfrutando de su nuevo uniforme y el deseo de empezar el juego, al fin de la mañana las igunas perdieron sus dos primeros juegos, por nocaut pero aun asi ellos no estaban deprimidos,
University of New Mexico Students went to Granada’s Prison for one of their field trips. Professor Christine Rack recaps it below…
“We went to the prison here is Granada yesterday. It was fascinating –the juveniles are housed with the adults (though 11 years ago the penal codedeclared that illegal) in a 4-state facility built for 400 and holding 850. (more…)
El proyecto SI QUIERES PUEDEN REIR , es un exito… 500 niños que recibieron su paquete de utiles escolares, y no solo ellos, sus padres y maestros estaban muy contentos, por que muchos de estos niños no estaban asistiendo a clase por no tener sus utiles escolares, gracias a todas las personas que hicieron posible este sueño…
Reminding all Northeastern-ly located Xalteva alums, enthusiasts, or enthusiastic alumni that the first ever reunion is tomorrow evening from 7-9 pm at Cafe Chabron at 168-170 Orchard Street. I’ll be the guy wearing the one piece lycra Xalteva branded bodysuit wrestling with the bouncer. Ok, I won’t have the bodysuit, but I will sport the Xalteva shirt and try to be awkwardly conspicuous. I didn’t make reservations, but I’ll inform the hostess…if there is one, that people may be asking for the Xalteva group.
For any questions feel free to last minute email me at Oliverhartman@gmail.com or call me at 917-526-2794
* note: the photo shows a block party hosted by Jimmy Three-Fingers BBQ on Calle Consulado, Granada. It also goes by Nuestra Casa. The NYC Reunion will have fewer motorcyles.