Thursday, March 29, 2007

Day 198: Workshop in Chiclayo

Benjamin attended a Peace Corps sponsored workshop in the northern city of Chiclayo with a local counterpart from Musho. We learned 'community project design' and developed our own community reforestation project! It was quite the experience accompanying an Andean native to the vastly different coastal culture. Hot, loud and fast-paced, we found ourselves a bit overwhelmed. The workshop presented western models of thought and presented unique challenges. Another hurdle was that the workshop was held in spanish, a second language for both me and my counterpart (a native Quechua speaker). I do hope to spread this idea of project planning and, perhaps, even implement our reforestation project.