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.

24.02.2016

“Liberty Plaza” in Yanacachi: Here, in the heart of the Bolivian Andes, The Village Foundation was born on February 18th 1991. At the same place, exactly a quarter of a century later, the Yanacachi County Council has called upon Fundación Pueblo to receive a public award for its 25 years of community service. Joint projects are recalled and new ones are envisaged. Meanwhile, The Village Foundation ...

24.01.2016

Every 24th of January we celebrate in the Bolivia -still- the poorest country in South America, The Abundance Day. The "Ekkeko is celebrated on streets and squares, you will find everything you desire to have during the year in miniature. The most popular shopped are houses, cars and bills from the most important currencies. For 15 cents, you can buy a Bachelor degree or an imposing hen or cock for ...

30.12.2015

A very special event marked the end of our 2015 project, Empowering Migrant Women in El Alto. On December 19 in and in front of the "Future House" El Alto and La Paz technical training institutions gathered together as a fair, offering information on their present training and schooling. The audience came from  1ero de Mayo neighborhood aswell as inland, several former scholars of our technial training ...

20.12.2015

"Plus" school students of Kandel City took advantage of Palatina, Germany Christmas Fair to inform, together with dedicated social teachers about a Bolivian project, Family Student Lodging, and raised funds for their Bolivian peers. Despite of the nasty weather, they sold pastries, waffles and homemade eggnog for almost six hundred dollars that were donated to this Bolivian project. On a previous ...

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 ...

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