Sugar Cane Company, San Carlos, visits Campo Alegre and Golondrinas

Sugar Cane Company, San Carlos, visits Campo Alegre and Golondrinas

Dr. Carlos Mayorga and Dr. Andres Arosema, from the San Carlos sugar cane company in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and Sandra Barragán, a consultant of OLPC Colombia, spent two days visiting the Campo Alegre and Golondrinas schools. Their visit was to observe the OLPC project in action so they can implement the OLPC at the company’s school in Guayaquil.Read more …
Five students interns at Autolarte

Five students interns at Autolarte

During summer vacation, five student leaders from Camino de Paz school and Las Golondrinas Foundation were selected to spend three weeks as interns with the auto company, Autolarte, in Medellin. The students Juan José Moreno, Jose Guirme Córdoba, Marlon Vargas, Steven Henao and Waiter Torres, gained valuable insight about the work world and learned to work independently and as members of a team. 842Read more …

New Volunteers

In June, the foundation welcomed two British volunteers, Mala Henriques and Jake McMillan. Mala and Jake have been teaching English to public school teachers in Aquas Frias. In Golondrinas they are teaching English to adults in the community. Liza Schmidt began volunteering in July. She is working with the students in the Campo Alegre rural school, located in the small town of El Carmen de Viboral. While Liza is learning more about Colombia and its culture, the staff and students are glad to learn from her too. Welcome!Read more …
Marina Orth and a delegation from the USA visit the foundation

Marina Orth and a delegation from the USA visit the foundation

Marina Orth and 9 other women from the United States visited the foundation schools. Marlon Vargas a student gave the guests a tour of the Camino de Paz School. The guests enjoyed the children showing them their computer programming skies and they observed students using the Calulín strategy which improves math skills. They also saw the implementation of the irrigation system in the school garden. After lunch at the administrative office of the Foundation, the director showed them the Authorized Support Center for the XO-OLPC and its achievements in signing contracts for support,…Read more …

Marina Orth Foundation trains public school teachers

Thanks to the agreement signed with the Secretary of Education of Medellin and their Bilingualism team, the Marina Orth Foundation is providing training in English to nearly 90 preschool and elementary public school teachers. Our three foreign volunteers: Angelic Fink, Shenandoah Paun and Kelly Loria are teaching the classes. The public school teachers attending improved their English and learned new teaching strategies to use in their own classrooms.Read more …
Administration Meeting

Administration Meeting

At the May 10th administrative meeting of the Marina Orth Foundation English and Technology teachers, administrators, interns and foreign and local volunteers discussed recent activities including: the launch of the School Gardens project, the expansion of the mathematics project, our consultation work in Valle del Cauca; and training the public school teachers in Medellin.Read more …
ROBOTICS CLUB 2013

ROBOTICS CLUB 2013

The Robotics Club helps the students develop skills in robotics, electronics, communication and project implementation, which will help them to succeed in the 21st century. The Robotics Clubs in the Campo Alegre Rural School and Camino de Paz School Golondrinas Foundation are led by teacher Milena Echeverry. This year the students hope to create a mechanical arm and a robotic irrigation system for the school gardens at the Camino de Paz School – Golondrinas Foundation.Read more …
VISIT FROM THE MANUELITA SUGAR FACTORY

VISIT FROM THE MANUELITA SUGAR FACTORY

On April 12, 2013, Dr. Gloria Medellin, representative of the Manuelita sugar factory, visited the Campo Alegre Rural School and the Camino de Paz School – Golondrinas Foundation. She was able to see how the students are developing skills in math, reading, and writing while using their XO-OLPC computers. Dr. Medellin was able to observe and gather information so the Step-By-Step project can be replicated in the town of Palmira, Valle del Cauca.Read more …

Mathematics Project

Thanks to a generous donation by the Friends of Colombia, former Colombian Peace Corps volunteers in the US, our students from Kindergarten to 5th grade received special new math workbooks. 807Read more …