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High School Project Update

In early 2011, the project has had some set-backs in restarting the construction of the workshops because there were some discrepancies between the amounts disbursed by the Minke Foundation and the actual budget of the construction. The projected retirement of … Continue reading

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First High School Graduating Class

The first graduating class of Instituto Polivalente vocational high school in El Pital received bachelor’s degrees (high school diplomas)  in computer technology 27 November 2010, applauded by a crowd of well-wish-ers. The 33 students from throughout the Cangrejal Valley were … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution by Heather Clark

I work with the knowledge that collaborating in a group setting is hardly ever a smooth process, free of conflict. Add to the mix cultural differences, uncharted territory for all of the people involved, and demanding personal lives, conflict is … Continue reading

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Summer Excitement by Carl Smith-Hunnicutt

The summer of 2010 has come faster than anticipated. Over the last 2 weeks, our staff and volunteers have multiplied and gone from 5 to over 20. It has been both exciting and stressful having all of these new faces … Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings by Benjamin Henle

So the time has finally come. After working on the Arte_Rio project for months, the artists arrived and the workshops are now in full swing. After all the planning, anticipation and set-backs we had, it feels kind of strange now … Continue reading

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! Hola Anita! by Anna Blankenberger

Greetings followers of the Un Mundo blog! My name is Anna Blankenberger and I will be joining the Un Mundo team over the summer working on a comprehensive midwife assessment. I just finished my first year of a two year … Continue reading

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Life in El Pital by Heather Clark

As I sit pondering what to write about, I am consumed with the view from my make-shift outdoors office. The Cangrejal River sprawls beneath me, winding its way through the mountainous jungle landscape to eventually pour out into the Caribbean. … Continue reading

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Reinventing Myself in the Community by Benjamin Henle

After being very eager getting to know the community over the past 3 months, a new stage in my engagement with Un Mundo and the community of El Pital evolved. As the coordinator of the annual Art and Culture Festival … Continue reading

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The Big Move by Carl Smith-Hunnicutt

After being up in Yaruca, about 45 minutes away from El Pital, for a little over a week, I am feeling a bit more comfortable. I knew moving from El Pital would be both hard and exciting but I certainly … Continue reading

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SAYING GOODBYE TO ROBERTO

06-10-2010 This is a tribute to Rob (Roberto) Tuebner, my partner in work, life and my best friend. Two and a half years.  How can I begin to recall everything that we have been through?  It was three years ago, this … Continue reading

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