Pueblito Canada is an international development agency that delivers transformative education through collaborative partnerships for children and youth in the Americas.
May 14, 2013
The first four interns for the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) have landed in Pearl Lagoon! Their names are: Kelsie Wright, Joana Lincho, Sam Wisnicki, and Alison Costa. Below is a bit about our interns:
Kelsie is Pueblito’s Parent Liaison Intern in Pearl Lagoon. She is most excited about working with wonderful people and making new friends. She insists that she is most afraid of the spiders in Nicaragua.
Joana is Pueblito’s Gender Equality Intern in Pearl Lagoon. She studied International Development, with an emphasis in Gender and Development, at the University of Guelph. Some of her past experiences include: working with members of the Cabaret community in the Dominican Republic to build a playground and update various classrooms with a group of classmates, and volunteering with a multicultural youth group in supporting newcomer youth from all over the world in their settlement processes. She is very excited for this opportunity with Pueblito, and is looking forward to learning as much as she can from the community and the FADCANIC staff. She hopes that she will be able to build relationships with the community and partners, and help them work towards their goals for the education programs. In addition, she hopes to learn more about the field of International Development, and to develop skills which she can take with her for future experiences.
Sam is Pueblito’s Early Childhood Education Intern in Pearl Lagoon. She recently completed her Masters in Political Science, and is deeply interested in International Development. This will be her first time living abroad, and she is incredibly excited to immerse herself in a different culture. Sam wants to learn as much as she can from the locals in Pearl Lagoon, and participate in their traditions and lifestyles. She hopes to absorb local knowledge and translate that into nuanced research. If the oppurtunity should arise, Sam says she would not turn down the chance to scuba dive around the Corn Islands! Sam will be in Pearl Lagoon for the next seven months.
Alison is Pueblito’s Project Support Intern. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia in psychology, and afterwards completed her post-grad at Humber College in International Development. She is excited to completely immerse herself in this experience, including the culture, forming new relationships, and learning as much as she can! She hopes to be able to use what she learns for a future in International Development. Alison says she also hopes to catch a wave or two while she’s there!
April 26, 2013
Fiesta de Vida 2013 was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our second annual Fund-A-Need Event. Your generosity will help create change for youth in Latin America! To view the Alumni profiles, please click here
April 15, 2013
Pueblito is still looking for interns for the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Recruitment is open until all positions are filled, so click here to learn more about the positions, and apply now!
April 8, 2013
The Casa Canadiense/Pueblito Canada Global Education Award nomination application deadline is quickly approaching! This award will be conferred to a school-related individual, group, or organization which has been judged to have recently undertaken exemplary Global Education activity which contributes to the development of global citizenship. Nominations must be received no later than May 1st, 2013. Click here to learn more!
April 1, 2013
Fiesta de Vida 2013 is taking place this Friday, April 5th at 7 pm! This is Pueblito’s second annual Fund-A-Need event in celebration of the friends and supporters who have made so many accomplishments and successes possible for many children and youth in Latin American communities. For more information about the event and to register visit www.fiestadevida.org
March 25, 2013
Do you want to recognize someone with exemplary school-related endeavors in the field of Global Education in Canada? Nominate them for the Casa Canadiense/Pueblito Canada Global Education Award! Applications should be sent to later than May 1, 2013. Eligible applicants may include a student, a student group, a school class, a school club or organization, a teacher or group of teachers, an entire school, or in exceptional circumstances an entire school board. Click here for more information about the award.
March 18, 2013
A reminder that Pueblito is hiring 7 interns for the International Youth Internship Program funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). To see eligibility requirements and the various positions that are available, click here. Recruitment is open until all positions are filled!
March 16, 2013
Please join us for Fiesta de Vida 2013, Pueblito’s second annual Fund-A-Need Event! This event is a celebration of the friends and supporters who have made so many accomplishments and successes possible for many children and youth in Latin American communities. For more information about the event visit www.fiestadevida.org
March 11, 2013
The North-South Educator Dialogue application deadline is quickly approaching! Click here to read the experiences of last years participants and to find out how to apply. Application deadline is March 18, 2013.
March 8, 2013
Pueblito is excited to announce its participation in the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). We are looking to hire 7 interns to work in Pearl Lagoon and Esteli, Nicaragua with our local partners. Click here to read more.
February 26, 2013
This week, Miriam will be visiting Esteli to meet with FUNARTE where Primary Colours 2 is well on its way. FUNARTE staff will be taking Miriam to see the artistic and creative work being done by children in the community. This will be an opportunity to observe this incredible work that FUNARTE is undertaking extracting the artistic creativity of the children and youth with whom they work. Observing these projects will help Miriam bring back ideas for potential projects in the near future.
Stay tuned for more news about her trip and photos!
February 17, 2013
On February 13, our Program Director, Miriam Buttu, left for Nicaragua to conduct a monitoring and evaluation visit with our Nicaraguan partner organizations FADCANIC and FUNARTE.
Partnering with Pueblito, FADCANIC carries out the MyBest project. FADCANIC stands for the Foundation for the Autonomy and Development of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. The MyBEST project supports and improves bilingual education in indigenous communities in Pearl Lagoon. We are training teachers in managing a bilingual classroom. We are also creating classroom resources for grade 1 and 2 in the native language of the surrounding communities. In implementing this project FADCANIC works with 50 teachers, 400 parents, and 2800 preschool, grade 1 & grade 2 students to help schools serve the needs of their communities.
In her first week, Miriam will be travelling to Pearl Lagoon where she’ll be meeting the staff working on Pueblito’s CIDA funded project, MyBest. Visiting most of the communities in which our project runs, Miriam will have the opportunity to meet with teachers, students, parents, and other members of the community to celebrate the successes and to understand the challenges of the project thus far. As the project approaches the half-way point, there is much to celebrate and room for future achievements.
Stay tuned for more news about Miriam’s trip!
February 4, 2013
We are now recruiting for our North-South Educator Dialogue Project! The objective of the “North-South Educator Dialogue” is to create a reciprocal learning exchange between teachers from different cultural contexts– Canada and the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. Through this exchange Pueblito hopes that participants will better understand their role as educators in the global struggle to provide quality education for all.
Visit our “North-South Educator Dialogue” tab for more information!
January 20, 2013
We’d like to congratulate our partners at FUNARTE in Esteli, Nicaragua for being formally recognized today by the Ministry of Education for their consistent and unconditional contribution to the education of children. Today, FUNARTE was recognized for incorporating creativity, sociability, self-esteem and emotional psychology into the schools of Esteli. We are proud to work with you, FUNARTE.
January 20, 2013
Pueblito Canada will soon be recruiting for the second year of the North-South Educator Dialogue. In this exchange experience, Canadian educators will have the opportunity to travel to Pearl Lagoon in Nicaragua to participate in a series of workshops on multi-ethnic and multilingual education. We will be accepting applications beginning in February 2013. Stay tuned for more details.
December 12, 2012
Our Annual General Meeting and Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 11th was a great success! We would like to thank everyone who came out to join and support us!