Monday, December 5, 2016

English classes - Clases de Inglés

Today we are starting with our new English classes:
Hoy estamos empezando con nuestras clases de inglés nuevas:

Do you want to study English?
Do you want to improve your English?
Do you want to know what life is like in USA and Europe?
Quieres estudiar inglés?
Quieres mejorar el tu inglés?
Quieres conocer como es la vida en los Estados Unidos o en Europa?
Come to the BIBLIOTECA in Salasaka and here the volunteers will teach you English and also tell you about their country and habits – English with fun and friendly teachers :)

Venga a la BIBLIOTECA ROSA MARIA en Salasaka (Calle Rosai) y aqui los voluntarios te van a enseñar inglés y tambien te van a decir sobre su pais y sus costumbres – Ingles con alegría y agradables profesores :) 
Classes every day from Monday to Friday in the mornings (from 9:00 to 12:00) and in the afternoons (from 4:00PM to 7:00PM) in different levels.

We are helping also with your homework (English, Maths, ...)!
Clases cada día desde el lunes hasta el viernes en la mañana (de la 9:00 hasta las 12:00) y en la tarde (de las 4:00PM hasta las 7:00PM) en niveles diferentes.
¡También ayudamos con tus deberes (inglés, matematica, ..)!

Come to visit us directly at the BIBLIOTECA Rosa Maria!
Venga a visitar a nosotros directamente en la BIBLIOTECA Rosa Maria!

😃 See you soon 😃
Hasta luego

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Our new Vivero - Nuestro Vivero nuevo

Yesterday we finished one of the many new projects we've taken on here at Escuela Katitawa.
Ayer terminamos uno de los proyectos que tenemos aqui en la Escuela Katitawa.

For the past few years we've run the Vivero, a shop located in the centre of town which sold plants (especially Mediterrean ones), typical Ecuadorian carpets and tapestries made by Lorenzo.
Los ultimos años teniamos el Vivero. Una tienda en el centro de Salasaka que vendia plantas y tapizes de Salasaka hecho de Lorenzo.

In order to take better care of our plants, we decided to move them from the Vivero to our rooftop terrace.
En lugar de seguir con las plantas alla, decidimos llevarlas a la terraza de la biblioteca.

Our new Roof Top Terrace:
Nuestra azotea nueva:

For those who are interested, we are now selling all the items at our library for a reduced cost.
Futhermore, readers who don't live locally but still wish to purchase a tapestry can contact us and from there we can research the delivery cost to your particular area.
This is a great way to support our project. Below you can find photos of all the different plants and tapestries (with sizes and prices) that we have.
Ahora vendemos todas las cosas del vivero aqui en la casa de Manguiwa y con menor costo.
Los seguidores que no viven cercanos pero tambien quieren comprar uno de los tapizes nos pueden contactar para ver el costo de mandar su objecto a su area. Asi pueden ayudar al proyecto de una buena manera. Mas abajo se encuentran fotos de las plantas y tapizes (con tamaño y precio).

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Recycling afternoon at the school

Last Friday the kids took part in a recycling day at the school. 

For those of you who don't know about our system, each week we collect and sort all the trash at the school. The separation process is very precise and includes lots of different types of trash: clear plastic, colored plastic, white plastic, paper/cartons (both coloured and normal), cans, glass bottles, aluminium, and so on. 

Beside the kitchen we have our recycling station. As soon as this is full we call the recycler from Ambato. He the comes to "buy" the separated materials, which is a great extra donation for our project.

We started the afternoon by collecting all the left over trash from the last week, which was a lot due to the funeral at the school on Tuesday. A few of the kids, past students of the school, already know the system well and so they were far better at seperating the items than us volunteers.

After work follows rest and food. So once we were  finished we made some popcorn and tea for everyone.

See the links below to read more about the history of our recycling system:

Oct, 2012: The First Load Of Recycle Material Of The New Year 
Oct, 2011: The Recycling Program Is Going Strong 
Dec, 2008: Re-cycling Contest Has Started