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Maria Lanza Arancibia


Final Reflection Blog

June 4, 2018

By putting together some of the clips I recorder throughout this experience and putting into practice some of the skills I acquired at my apprenticeship, I managed to make a video that showed a little of what my experience was like. Throughout these months I kept learning something new about this outstanding country and I...

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May 31, 2018

This is it!

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May 29, 2018

So I decided to do a recap on some of the things that I have learnt these months that I thought were interesting. Enjoy! IMBABURA The first thing our TL told us when we got to know that we were going to be part of the Northern Cohort, is that Imbabura is known as the...

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Wakcha Karay

March 29, 2018

*Feliz Jueves Santo! *Every year on this day the *Wakcha Karay* is celebrated in Peguche. The people from the community prepare *morocho, colada* and other traditional foods and stand in front of the *capilla* to share with the rest of the families. Some of the people that come are called *rezadores* (reciters), they approach the...

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Long hair in the Indigenous culture

March 27, 2018

Have you ever wondered why most Indigenous men grow their hair and wear it in a long beautiful braid? Check this video out! It presents some interesting facts about long hair in the Kichwa Indigenous culture. ENGLISH SUBTITLES AVAILABLE This video was made by my apprenticeship APAK ( many years ago. Now we are developing a...

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Alternative education methods?

January 12, 2018

Meet Pacífico Fichamba, my host-dad. Paci is writing his thesis in order to graduate with his masters in Ecoturism in Protected Areas. He believes that there is an alternative to the way natural sciences and ecoturism are taught in this country. As Pacífico says “In these areas, many of us practice agriculture in order to...

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What an inspiring month!

October 30, 2017

It´s been one month of living in this country and I am still not over how much beauty there is around me, it´s quite exciting to think that there is still so much more to see and explore. I have proposed myself to do something related to video every month and this is my September...

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