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Welcome to the Pachaysana Blog. We open this space to further the dialogue on many themes related to our work in community development and international education. We will post 1 or 2 times a month and would love to hear your thoughts, so please reply and offer comments or questions.


We also seek out guest bloggers. Please let us know if you would like to write about any of our themes: community development, international education, arts and social justice, alternative forms of education, fair trade learning, decolonial education, cultural identity, among others.

The views expressed in our blog are those of Pachaysana and our writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or identities of our partner communities and organizations.

¡Feliz año nuevo! del Equipo Pachaysana

Happy New Year, from the Pachaysana Team! In this first blog post of 2019, we decided to share a collaborative collage of different messages and thoughts from each one of our staff. Enjoy! Giving & Receiving within Self After the holiday season, I am questioning and exploring the potential that “giving” and “receiving” can have. December has been a month filled with an abundance of gifts (birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, New Year’s Eve). I have felt expected to give tangible items to those I love, and in turn, receive. This year, my colleagues have challenged me to re-imagine what giving and receiving looks like. What gifts do we all possess? What can we offer to nourish relationsh

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