31 Pictures from Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017

31 Pictures from Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017 In June 2017, Minnesota teachers traveled to Bolivia to visit rural Bolivian schools and view teaching methods, develop curriculum with their teachers, learn how they keep parents involved, and have an opportunity to interact with them in informal as well as classroom settings. We […]

Workshop Topics at the Center for Ecological Agriculture

Workshop Topics at the Center for Ecological Agriculture One of the focus programs at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture is providing training workshops for rural Bolivian communities that help improve their farming knowledge & techniques. Our staff at Mano a Mano Internacional has put together the banners below that they use during their […]

Visit to Tapacarí: Greenhouses & Workshops to Improve Nutrition (March 7-8, 2017)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]

18 Photos From an Environmental Workshop on January 18, 2017

18 Photos From an Environmental Workshop on January 18, 2017 On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 Mano a Mano hosted a workshop for 14 community leaders from Lapiani, Tapacari Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. The workshop focused on methods for caring for the environment, along with principles of ecological agriculture. Photo Album of Environmental Workshop on Facebook […]

Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Environmental Education Workshops in Bolivia

Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Environmental Education Workshops in Bolivia Mano a Mano staff traveled to 4 communities in the municipality of Omereque, Bolivia on December 19-21 to provide environmental education workshops, and visit some of the water ponds (atajados) that Mano a Mano has built in the area. Staff from Mano a Mano […]

Environmental Workshop in Omereque, Bolivia

Environmental Workshop in Omereque, Bolivia Last week, staff and volunteers from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Internacional traveled to Huertas, Omereque, Bolivia to provide an environmental workshop to residents. Workshop Topics The workshop focused on easy ways to care for the environment and basic sanitation issues. These workshops are a part of Mano a […]

Climate Change & Sustainable Agriculture Workshop for Bolivian Farmers

Climate Change & Sustainable Agriculture Workshop for Bolivian Farmers 21 farmers participated in a 2-day workshop a few days ago at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia to learn about topics related to climate change and sustainable agriculture. The purpose of the CEA is to provide low-cost, low-tech training & […]

Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2016

Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2016 Below are a few pictures from our teacher trip to Bolivia in June 2016. This was Mano a Mano’s 4th year of hosting teacher trips to Bolivia. Minnesota teachers travel to Bolivia with Mano a Mano to participate in workshops with Bolivian teachers. This year focused on […]

MN-AATSP Interview with Joan Velasquez

MN-AATSP Interview with Joan Velasquez Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez was recently interviewed by the Minnesota chapter of The American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (MN-AATSP) for their May 2016 Noticiero newsletter. The interview focused on Mano a Mano’s upcoming June teacher trip to Bolivia. From the MN-AATSP website: “The American Association of Teachers […]

Reframing Community Development Workshop

Reframing Community Development Workshop Yesterday, Mano a Mano hosted a workshop titled “Reframing Community Development: A Conversation among Faith Leaders in the Twin Cities.” The workshop was hosted by Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez, Ph.D., and Janel Kragt Bakker, Associate Director of Collegeville Institute; and used Mano a Mano and sister church relationships as […]