La Mesa, Colombia
Since 2010, we have supported a small school in La Mesa, Colombia. Teaching thirty children every year gives us the opportunity to provide an education to almost all the children in the community.
This opportunity focuses on exploring Colombian culture right in a village called La Mesa, right outside of the capital of Bogotá. We had volunteers from New York, Maryland, and from Villa De Leyva. This week long workshop focuses on teaching English basics, math, arts and crafts, and health and nutrition.
Chicos and kids supports low-income families and refugee children from Maryland. We collect donations like winter clothing, toys, and gift cards to support these families during the holiday season. We also work with St. Andrew's Episcopal School to create workshops with children at Gaithersburg Elementary School.
The party was in partnership with Linkages to Learning in Gaithersburg, MD. The workshops are in partnership with the International Voices class at SAES.
Maria Camila, Melanie, and Dr. Joana carry out workshops in a rural clinic in Cali, Colombia based on English learning and health and nutrition. Moms also participate and learn from Dr. Joana As she explains healthy habits in the household.
The place in which they hold workshops is at Centro de Salud El Vallado
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Suzie Beza conducts English workshops in two different schools in Guatemala
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