Thursday, March 22, 2018

Student Profile: Chantal Torres

Meet Chantal Torres

Chantal has been taking English classes at GAD Parroquial, and before that she took classes at the Katitawa school. Her enthusiasm for learning and her fun, energetic personality make her a class favorite among teachers and her fellow students. It’s always a joy to see her smiling face.

We asked Chantal if she’d be willing to share some information about herself, her family, and her love of learning. Here’s what she had to say.

Age: 8

  1. Where are you from?
I am from Salasaka.

  1. How long have you been learning English?
Three years total. I started at Katitawa and I am taking classes at GAD Parroquial now.

  1. Why do you want to learn English?
I like it. It’s very fun and I like to meet the volunteers.

  1. Tell us about your family.
I have one older brother and one older sister. My brother is in 10th grade and my sister is in University. My brother is fun. He used to come to the school. So did my sister. And my mother used to come to the school with her friend Mercedes.

  1. What do you enjoy about English classes?
I like playing, drawing, learning, and listening to music. I like Fridays the most because it’s game day.

If you’re interested in taking English classes in Salasaka, send us an email at, or send us a message on Facebook.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Gracias Escuela Weilheim

Today we would like to send a very special Thank You to Germany.

There is a small school next to Tübingen in the south of Germany, named "Grundschule Weilheim". Every year their children collect money in there village by walking from door to door, singing and explaining to people what they are collecting for. In general to donate to projects that work with and help children.
This time they have decided on splitting the collected donations between two projects. One is a project that pays clowns that cheer up kids who have to stay in hospitals for long terms. The other one is SUMAK KAWSAY YACHAY.

We find this initiative of children helping other children very great and want to send a big hug to those little helpers in Germany. DANKE SCHÖN!

If you want to help, too, you can make a donation on SUPPORT US, come over to volunteer with us or spread the word.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tzawar Mishki

The last two months our children class has been practicing the song "Imagine" by John Lennon.
This weekend they performed it on the Tzawar Mishki Festival in the center of Salasaka.
Our friend and music teacher Luis Miguel played the guitar.

Have a look!