Pueblito Updates

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International Youth Internship Program

March 25, 2014

Check out the results from Pueblito’s International Youth Internship Program.  The project had a deep impact on the young people who worked in Nicaragua and on supporting the work of our partners.


Fiesta de Vida April 10, 2014

February 27, 2014

Join us on April 10th as we celebrate our 3rd Annual Fiesta De Vida event! An evening dedicated to supporting Pueblito Canada by strengthening our innovative education programs for children and youth in Latin America.

Mix and mingle at the stunning Centre for Social Innovation-Annex while enjoying lively music, refreshments, and tapas. The evening will include professional live paintings, a silent auction, and the much anticipated Fund-A-Need auction.  The transformative work done by Pueblito across Central America supports children by creating innovative art-based education programs.  Throughout the evening we will celebrate our annual Alumni Project and present winners of the 2nd Annual Global Education Award competition.

Buy your tickets today at www.fiestadevida.com

Don’t miss out on a spectacular evening!

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Join us at the “Art Matters” Lunch & Learn!

January 27, 2014

Thursday, February 6 at 12:30 three of our recently returned interns will be leading a discussion of art-based education and the impact it makes on gender equity in the classroom.  Come to 215 Spadina Ave, Suit 120 to join in. We’ll be providing lunch.

Happy New Year everyone!

January 10, 2014

We hope you had a restful holiday season!

Welcome back, Katie Daly!  Katie has been away for a year and returned as our Program Director this month.  We are excited to work with Katie this year!

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Meet the Pueblito Interns and learn about their experiences in Nicaragua!

December 9, 2013

Pueblito is excited to welcome back 13 of our remarkable interns from Nicaragua.  Having spent the last 6-7 months in Pearl Lagoon and Estelí, Nicaragua, interns are returning with a wealth of experiences, stories and excitement to share.

To celebrate their return, please join us on Tuesday, December 17th for food, drinks and some holiday cheer.  Interns will be sharing stories and photos of their experiences and the work of Pueblito’s partner organizations FADCANIC and FUNARTE.

We will gather at 6pm on the second floor of Hotel Ocho, 195 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.

The event is free however please let us know if you plan to attend by sending an RSVP email to pueblitoevent@gmail.com.

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North-South Educator Dialogue Participants Share their Experiences in Canada

November 1, 2013

15 educators from Toronto gathered to hear about the teacher exchange that Pueblito facilitated in Pearl Lagoon, Nicaragua last August. The 4 returned participants put on a presentation about the North-South Dialogue. Then the whole group discussed challenges in multi-cultural, multi-lingual education and the different educational contexts in Nicaragua and Canada. Are you interested in joining us in Nicaragua next year?  Contact us and we’ll keep you informed of next years trip. For more info click here.

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Intern Updates

October 25, 2013

Check out the latest blog posts from our interns in Nicaragua.

Our voices

Our Voices Toolkit for Inclusive Education is now Available

October 21, 2013

The Our Voices in School Project is a one-year pilot project that produced a relevant, high-quality toolkit, based on the stories and experiences of 10 Latino-Hispanic students and developed in consultation with teachers in the TCDSB. It contains lesson plans and professional development resources that are designed to help educators create more inclusive and diverse classrooms that better engage Latino-Hispanic secondary school students. Check out the finished Our Voices in Schools Toolkit.

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The North-South Educator Dialogue was a Huge Success!

October 10, 2013

n August five Canadian educators went to Nicaragua to exchange strategies for intercultural education with teacher from Pearl Lagoon in Nicaragua.  This exchange greatly strengthens Pueblito’s work in the MyBEST program which is improving biligual, multicultural education on Nicaragua’s atlantic coast.  Check out videos and testimonies from participants here!

John Hynan, former  teacher at the R.F. Hall Secondary School, accepts the award from Pueblito board member Kate Gatto, on behalf of the North-South Awareness Project.

2nd Annual Global Education Award – Nominations Deadline: Dec 15

October 6, 2013

Casa Canadiense and Pueblito Canada are pleased to announce their joint award, to recognize exemplary endeavour in the field of Global Education in Canada. For more information about the award and nominations click here. Nominations should be e-mailed to globaledaward@yahoo.ca . Questions and comments about the award can also be sent to this e-address.