News from our projects

There is always a lot to report from our work. We regularly give a glimpse into the everyday life of our projects. “Photo-Chaski” is a short description of our current work in a page of words and pictures.  If you would like to subscribe please email us.

30.01.2023

On January 24, Alacitas was celebrated in the region of La Paz, including our home community of Yanacachi. The festivity has its origins in the Aymara culture. Miniature objects, such as houses, university degrees or cars, are offered for sale. They symbolize the wishes and resolutions for this new year. For example, if you wish a trip to the other person, you buy a mini passport, have it blessed ...

31.12.2022

We were able to close the year 2022 together at Fundación Pueblo with gratifying results: Over the year, 245 women from El Alto received intensive professional psychological and legal counseling. Most of the women had experienced violence or were acutely threatened by it. The counseling was intended to enable them to develop strategies for dealing with their experiences and/or to enable them ...

30.11.2022

Orientation and reflection were the focus of the young people in Yanacachi in November. At the request of parents due to the high number of teenage pregnancies, we organized a course on sex education and family planning in cooperation with the local health post. The teenagers were interested in learning about different contraceptive methods.

In addition, we organized a workshop for the ...

31.10.2022

Unfortunately, plastic waste also reaches the dry Chaco in the south of Bolivia. In September, the pupils from Tentaguazu therefore flocked out to collect the plastic waste that had accumulated around the village. This initiative was initiated by the teachers of the middle school in order to sensitise the children and young people to the problem of waste. We, the Fundación Pueblo, donated an extra ...

30.09.2022

Transparency and participation are the principles of the Fundación Pueblo, which are reflected in our annual public meetings. For this purpose, program leaders from all parts of the country where we are active travel to our "birthplace" Yanacachi in the Yunags of La Paz, as they did this year on September 10. Special guests this time were representatives of the Municipality of El Alto, who collaborate ...

31.08.2022

In August, the children and young people as well as the host mothers of the boarding house in Tentaguazu were very happy. We were able to hand over the first set of multi-purpose furniture, which was specially designed for the students' modest guest rooms. They should enable the children and young people to store their personal belongings and clothes neatly during their stay with the host mothers, ...

31.07.2022

In July, the final fair of the technical training courses of the project "Violence against Women in the Migrant City of El Alto: Prevention, Mitigation and Empowerment" took place in cooperation with the Municipality of El Alto. In total, participants from 12 different courses presented in fashion shows and at booths what they have learned in the last months. The fair was a great opportunity for ...

30.06.2022

The school year in Bolivia begins in February. The month of June is therefore the halfway point of the school year. While the students are looking forward to their well-deserved vacations, it was high time for our two boarding schools in Copacabana and Tentaguazu to look back on the last half year together with the scholarship holders, their parents, the host mothers and the local politicians. In different ...

31.05.2022

Mother's Day was celebrated in Bolivia on May 27. On the occasion of this special day, the cosmetics course of our project "Violence against Women in the Migrant City of El Alto" got involved in a home for the elderly. In addition to offers to strengthen the personality, the women had learned a lot about facial care, makeup and customer contact as part of the professional training in this course in ...

30.04.2022

Every year, 12 April is a special day for the children in Bolivia. On this day, the Day of the Child is celebrated. Also in our projects, this special day was celebrated extensively with games, cake, dances and a lot of exuberance. [caption id="attachment_2455" align="alignleft" width="300"] Traditional dances rehearsed by the children were performed at the boarding school in Tentaguazu.[/caption] [caption ...

31.03.2022

Already at the beginning of the school year in February, we were very pleased to sign another agreement with the Yunchará municipality. This year, 12 younger pupils from remote farming communities will be able to attend the Copacabana middle school in host families as part of the Boarding School in Indigenous Families. In the meantime, the school is in full swing and the children have settled in well ...

28.02.2022

Actually, the month of February would have been a reason for joy. After a long period of preparation, we were able to start a new year of boarding school in a indigenous family in Tentaguazu, where 48 scholarship holders were already being cared for by 18 host mothers at the beginning of the school year. However, the return of the children to the classroom in the Guaraní communities in the Entre Ríos ...

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