Category: Schools

Colombian Schools: Part 3

This is the third in a series of posts about Colombian schools. Read the first two posts here and here. Today marks the second Monday that the public school teachers in Colombia are on strike. Since Wednesday, May 10, teachers have been organizing and marching and voicing their anger with the Ministry of Education. They […]

Students who choose to learn

Working in public schools here is tough. Class sizes are around 45 students, there generally aren’t resources like books or computers for teachers or students to use, teachers either need to pay for copies or pass that cost onto their students, classrooms are often not air conditioned and therefore are also very noisy thanks to […]

#community: 10 photos

July was my second month participating in Blogging Abroad‘s photo challenge (see my June photo roundup here).  This month’s theme was #community. Since my pictures and their explanations will really speak for themselves, I’ll stop typing here, hit enter a couple times, and give you what you’re really here for. #streetlife This isn’t actually my community, […]

Colombian Schools: Part 2

In my first post about Colombian schools, I focused on how the schools themselves were organized by institutions and campuses, and with principals and coordinators.  Today I’m going to focus a bit more on the actual school structure. Every school that I have been to so far (at least nine that I can think of) […]

Colombian Schools: Part 1

Like in the United States (and I presume almost every other country around), Colombia has both private and public schools.  This is true at all levels (pre-school, primary, secondary, and university).  Since private schools tend to have a lot more resources than public schools, Peace Corps Volunteers in the education sector here work in only […]

Mountain View

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Hey! I'm Brianna Hope, a born & bred midwesterner embarking on an adventure as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia. I am clumsy, I spill a lot, and I share most of my interests with 6 year-olds.

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