This week is the local festival of Arcatao, celebrating their patron’s day, Saint Bartholomew Apostle - Fiestas Patronales del Municipio de Arcatao. This has been going on since last week and the town has really come alive during the activities. These have ranged from an event focusing on the elderly people of Arcatao, a live show of traditional El Salvadorian music, a community dance and a firework display.
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Que nicas y británicos preparamos con emoción
Es un orgullo trabajar con Progressio y portar esta camiseta
Para seguir adelante cuidando mi planeta
Sembrando un árbol construyendo huerto
Porque esto es el futuro nuestro
Haciendo filtro eco-estufa y pila
Que bien se mira ahora Parcila
Con el centro de salud haciendo alianza
With my 10-week placement in Malawi coming to a close, I felt this series of blogs needs to be wrapped up with a third and final piece. Going back a couple of weeks, I decided to base this blog series on the differences, which I have come to notice, between Malawi and the UK. This is what interested me the most because in my previous blogs I discussed differences between the UK and Malawi by identifying the varying perceptions which surround, for instance, time and appearance.
Hi, my name is Em and I'm here in Villa de San Antonio, Honduras. This week has been eventful and full of different achievements and successes. We have almost completed painting the school, we have had our first entrepreneurship group meeting, we have started organising our ‘if we have time’ projects and now completed our sixth cultural exchange.
Poetry is a big deal in Nicaragua, whenever we have met up with the other ICS team in Parcila, the Nica or the UK volunteers would read us a poem, which they have composed themselves. This therefore inspired some of the El Bram UK volunteers to dig really deep to find the creative juices within themselves, and write some poetry.
Our week began hosting a Sports Day at the school for International Youth Day. The atmosphere was lively and the children had a day of excitement, taking part in classic sports activities such as the relay race, tug of war, sack race, football and skipping. At the end of each event the children were awarded with medals made by ourselves as a reward for their efforts, which they loved!
El dia lunes, buen inicio de semana, empezamos como siempre las clases de inglés y español y luego nos reunimos en grupos para empezar la construcción de eco-hornos. También terminamos con la siembra de árboles y a las 4 PM organizamos el juego de chicas de voleibol.
El dia martes por la mañana organizamos dos grupos, un grupo para construcción de eco-hornos, otro grupo para deshacer hornos viejos. Luego por la tarde organizamos dos grupos para construir y para sacar encuestas en la comunidad.
ICS Team MASO held a festival titled, August Festival, on 5 August at the Midlands AIDS Service Organisation (MASO) Centre. The festival was centred on raising awareness pertaining to HIV and AIDS, children’s rights and income generating projects, and the theme was ‘Challenge Yourself to Change Your World’.