February 10, 2022- the U.S. Ambassador Lisa Kenna visited Viña Vieja as a part of the Public Affairs Service (PAS) review of the ongoing "Mujeres Hacia el Empoderamentom Equidad para Todos" program. The Ambassador learned about the accomplishment the adult and youth groups and visited the newly constructed community center. She also visited the restaurant "El Mirador", the mini market "El Mercadito" and the pig pen "Los Chanchitos Curiosos'. In addition the community celebrated Black History Month with a tribute to AfroPeruvian culture.
Sunday, February 6 the youth from Viña Vieja participated in the first session of the digital exchange. Due to school closure in San Antonio because of a winter storm, the Texas participants were not present for the first session. The them was Mes de la Historia de la Cultura Africana y de los Afrodescendients/Black History Month. The students made posters and held a march inspired by their visit to the former slave plantation “CASA HACIENDA SAN JOSÉ”, now a museum.
Texas Partners of the Americas (TPOA) in partnership with the U.S. State Department is excited to announce a new initiative, “Transcending Cultures: A Digital Youth Exchange Program.” This digital youth exchange program is a virtual experience designed to connect middle and high school students from the U.S. with peer students from Viña Vieja, Peru. TPOA is hosting this exchange to build intercultural ties between marginalized communities.
Viña Vieja is located in the township of El Carmen in the state of Chincha which has a strong Afro-LatinX ...
Texas Partners held a Bicycles for Peru Champaign during the holiday season to raise $1,500 to by mountain bikes for the youth in Viña Vieja. The campaign was successful. Enough funds were raised to buy 17 bikes and the kids were very grateful. Special thanks to Alisha Elmore, Carol Fimmen, Catherine Healy, Nina Trevino, and Star Engineering Group, Inc for making this fundraiser successful.
Youth in Viña Vieja receive their new bikes!
The third and last phase of the "Bomberos de las Americas" training is wrapped up in the city of La Paz,Bolivia. In total150 trainees across the three cities: Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, and La Paz participated in three workshops:
ForestFires and Hazardous Material, Managing COVID in Emergencies and Safety of Fire Personnel in Traffic Accidents.
Special thanks to Mexican instructors: Julio Martínez, Javier Saucedo, Alfonso Ruiz, and Carlos Padilla for theircontribution to this specialized training. We are grateful for the support of the Bolivian Chapters in Santa ...
Once again, congratulations to all of the Partners of the Americas' Chapters, the participating volunteer Bolivian firefighters, and institutions who made "Firefighters of the Americas" project a reality. The second phase of the training is wrapping up in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Thanks to Mexican instructors Julio Martínez, JavierSaucedo, Alfonso Ruiz, and Carlos Padilla for this specialized training. The volunteer trainees will participate in threeworkshops:
Forest Firesand Hazardous Material, Managing COVID ...
Congratulations to all of the Partners of the Americas' Chapters, the participating volunteer Bolivian fire fighters, and institutions who made "Firefighters of the Americas" project a reality. A laborious project carried out to great success that will provide a better future for Bolivian communities.
This week marks the beginning of the collaborative program in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. The first phase of the workshop begins with Forest Fires and Hazardous Materials. The instructors for this specialized training are Julio Martínez, Javier Saucedo, ...