Removing obstacles to Education in Ecuador
VMI Cadets perform outstanding service to community
HSP introduces a new program to assist rural indigenous students access opportunity. HSP is partnering with the Foundation Yanapak Yachachikuna that stands for “Servant Teachers,” in the Kichwa language to assist rural Indigenous youth meet entry requirements for National University, increase access to technology and promote the understand that technology and Indigenous culture are not mutually exclusive.
The FYYChE is directed by Kichwa leadership, serving Kichwa communities and is organized around
Water System Completed for Nuevo Chuicutama
When people complain about millennials not being productive, they have definitely not worked with the Cadets of VMI. Vania Murcia and Alexander Josiah Alvarado engineered a solution to a water crisis in the community of Nuevo Chuicutama and designed an appropriate reservoir tank to ensure the community had year round access to water.
A CULTURAL LANDSLIDE
HSP summer 2017 teams from Dusty shoes, Aldersgate UMC Church and the Stanton district completed a water tank for the 35 families of Nuevo Chuicutama. The community was facing months without water due to changes in weather patterns and increasing population.
Health and Healing in Guatemala by Rachel Carr
A rural indigenous community's forced relocation by a landslide has induced profound cultural changes that challenge the underlying social contract in place for thousands of years. The conflicts and consequences unearthed by the geographical change illuminate many of the challenges facing humanity today.
Feast Day at Twi Ninwitz
9132.11 feet. That's exactly how high we were upon arrival in the Maya village Ostuncalco. Looking around at the livestock, humble houses and filthy feet, I couldn't help but feel slightly ashamed that I ever complained about anything in life.
Ethics in the Mayan Marketplace
UPDATE: On April 7th we visited the community of Twi Ninwitz, San Juan Ostuncalco. Together men, women, teachers and kids made a Mayan Ceremony and a feast because our dreams came true.
Intern Journals: Weaving New Possibilities
A voluntary and often unconscious practice of redistributive justice exists in the indigenous marketplace based on social relationships embedded in Mayan cosmology.
An update from HSP intern Corrie Henderson about her experience with the Pixan Project.