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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.

Kernels of Wisdom

May 6, 2020

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March 26, 2019

This semester, Maddy, one of our international students, undertook an independent study project with environmental education center Zanja Arajuno during our time in the community of La Mariscal. Her project explores both community resilience & the resilience of nature in the face of modern challenges and structures, such as globalization. In this blog, she reflects on her learning throughout this project, exploring how stronger relationships with community and nature can be forms of resilience against globalization, capitalism, and modernization. Thank you for sh...

Last semester, our two wonderful international students-- Maria Camila and Caty-- created a zine as their final project. Its title, translated into English, is "Decolonizing/Rooting Ourselves." The zine came out of their experiences throughout their time in Ecuador, exploring conflicts they encountered within their identities. This blog, a reflection on creating the zine from Maria Camila, is the first entry of a series of blogs delving into the zine and the process of creating it: 

The idea for this zine rose out of the need to archive the rich knowledge Caty and...

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