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Tagged With: Building Capacity

Our HOPES For NEXT Year’s Grade Threes! Oh, the PLACES You’ll GO!

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.  ~Sam Levenson A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.  It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what … Continue reading »

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A Visit from Kristina!

We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.  ~John Lubbock Yesterday, we were blessed to have a visit from Kristina. She has been working with Mosqoy for the past couple of years. She surprised us by asking if she could come to talk to us about the library … Continue reading »

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What’s the BIG Deal about Fair Trade?!?

There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness. ~ Mahatma Gandhi A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labours of other men. ~ Albert Einstein Our Student Council group is selling Rafiki Chains. This is a part of the … Continue reading »

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A FINAL Skype With Natalie

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  ~T.S. Eliot On May 27th, we had a final Skype with Natalie while she is still in Peru. It’s … Continue reading »

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Q’enqo Library News

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. ~Margaret Mead We have been blessed with SO many wonderful Skypes with the amazing Mosqoy crew this year! On Monday we had another SURPRISE Skype with NATALIE! Since our LAST Skype … just a few DAYS ago, … Continue reading »

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When We ALL Come Together … We Accomplish MORE!

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller On Friday, our ENTIRE school came together to help the Grade Threes with their Battalion Park Library Project in Q’enqo Peru! Imagine that … over 700 students ALL working together to be the best FOR the world! Helen Keller was … Continue reading »

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Our Trip to a Noisy Peruvian Cafe!

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman Ahh. The MAGIC of technology. Nothing beats the ability to be in TWO places at once … through the POWER of SKYPE! Yesterday, we … Continue reading »

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A Plan for Action

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” ~Jorge Luis Borges This morning, we were experimenting with how strong different column shapes are. We were surprised by our discoveries … and THAT led us into an AMAZING discussion around our work with Ashli and the Q’enqo library! It’s FUNNY how our … Continue reading »

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AMAZING Libraries Around the World!

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. –Maya Angelou We have a special interest in libraries. We LOVE books and we feel SO lucky to be SURROUNDED by books! We also know that there are MANY … Continue reading »

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Hola from Ollantaytambo!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!” ~Nelson Mandela Yesterday, we ALL went to PERU! Yup! You read that right … THAT’S the MAGIC of SKYPE! This was our FIRST “trip” to Peru this year and, boy, were WE excited! Technology has helped us to FLATTEN the walls … Continue reading »

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