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.

28.11.2015

On November 12 we organized a trip for hosts and local coordinators of Norte de Potosi Student Family Lodging to San Luis (Tarija) to exchange their experiences between their student lodgings.  Hosts took the opportunity to discuss on how their student family lodging  is working out for each community. Norte ...

30.10.2015

In October the Village Foundation organised and workshops about sexuality and contraception in Yanacachi, a community in the Yungas of Bolivia. In cooperation with the local authorities and the professional help of "Centre of science and public services" (CIES) the Village Foundation could offer specialized classes on these topics to the 2 senior clases of 3 local high-schools. Thanks to the confidential ...

30.10.2015

Thanks to the cooperation between the Village Foundation and a programm of the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ), 16 hostmums, from the program "Virtual Boarding School" situated in Uyuni,  can now count with new energie-efficient stoves. The advantages are that you clearly need less firewood, the high temperatures are better preserved and longer available, the toxic smoke doesn't ...

29.09.2015

At the end of September,  in cooperation with the municipality of El Alto, we were able to run a workshop on “Leadership and Rhetoric” in El Alto.  One day later 30 women from El Alto visited our “House of the Future” to take part in our workshop “Prevention of Violence”.  We are pleased with the steadily growing demand for our services as well as the cooperation of the ...

29.09.2015

The target group of our Wandmal-Kurses (wallpainting courses) in the ‘House of the future’ were energetic women from the countryside who have organised themselves into a union of independent artisans in El Alto. Under professional guidance they could learn not only how to build walls but also how to artistically shape them. The practical exercise for the women was creating a  colourful ...

30.08.2015

On Tuesday 18 August the first physician health check took place for the scholarship recipients of the program ‘Student boarding in host families’ in San Luis de Palqui, in Tarija.  The data is being collected as an ongoing general health record of the children. This will ensure a good medical support guaranteed in the future. Happily all the children are completely healthy and have ...

30.08.2015

On August 20 those responsible for Education and the Legal Advisor of the autonomous government of Llallagua visited the communities of Uyuni and Capuntia. They were accompanied by a journalist from channel 6 of the city of Llallagua in a visit to inspect the management and daily operations of the Fundación Pueblo’s program “Weekly Boarding in Indigenous Families”. The representatives ...

30.07.2015

This month, in cooperation with the Dutch organization "Libre Foundation”, a 6-day workshop in Yanachachi was carried out to improve the leadership skills of social grassroots organisations. Here techniques and skills such as conflict management, team leadership and rhetoric were taught. In addition to the Chairman of the neighboorhood Association, the miners' union and the Youth Committee ...

30.07.2015

At the end of July we were able to look forward again to a visit from Germany. Richard Berger and Christiane Lettow-Berger from the association "Friends of Bolivia eV", which has supported us for many years, were accompanied by Eike and Maria Hallitzky. They were able to see at first hand the Foundation’s projects that they support here in Bolivia. As a prelude, a working breakfast ...

26.06.2015

On the weekend of the 13th and 14th of June the Fundación Pueblo held the 24th Annual Meeting its founding base of Yanacachi where the activities of the past year were presented. In addition to the entire team of the Foundation also attending were the meeting partners from La Paz as well as numerous citizens Yanacachis. This year elections were in the program. Don Reynaldo Uria was thereby ...

26.06.2015

With the inauguration of the “Weekly Boarding in Indigenous Families" program in the remote village of San Luis de Palqui on 9 June, the Fundación Pueblo could for the first time its 24-year history set foot in the southern department of Tarija in Bolivia. This pilot project will allow 20 children of the county Office Yunchará access to education. The local coordinator Nancy Erazo ...

29.05.2015

Since mid-May the large room on the ground floor of the "Casa del Maestro’’ (the teacher's house) has found a new use. This room that has been empty for some time has been transformed into the new public library of Yanacachi. On May 23, the library was officially inaugurated in the presence of village authorities. In addition to the numerous books there, the local people can also ...

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