Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Couplet of the couplers!

The third edition of “Coplita de los coplares - El Cantar de los Cantares en coplas campesinas” (Couplet of the couplers - The Song of the Singing in peasant couplets) has just come out, a work by our brother Alfredo Mires whose verses they are singing in the communities.

The first edition appeared in 1991 and has not stopped being read.

Soon we will be inviting its launch!

Come dear friends
come and sing with me
eat and drink without counting
Sing and dance with me.

Rescue in Paranshique

We also rescued our knowledge in Paranshique, Huamachuco.

There, with the pleasant support of the director of the educational center, the teaching team and in coordination with the Amigo Project, we shared with the children this remembrance that vitalizes us.

There is far still to go, but we are on the road.

Rescue in Quinuacruz

You should see the pleasure with which the children of the Quinuacruz school - province of Cajabamba - tell the stories of their parents and grandparents!

There we walked, rescuing the knowledge and in the desire to make a book that is like our mirror, in which we can read, get together, take root, keep walking.

lto Dorado reading

From the rural library "Hito fronterizo" (Border milestone)- precisely on the border of Peru with Ecuador - we also receive news of the reading spirit.

Professor José Onécimo Guerrero Aranda, librarian of Alto Dorado shares this spirit that continues to grow.

Our congratulations and hugs to you!


Argentine-Peruvian nationality, Isabel María Álvarez –educator, researcher and intercultural activist–, has sent us from Patagonia, where she lives and works, this comment born from the reading of “To keep walking”.

Thanks Isabel. Here we share these fruitful reflections:

It doesn’t matter how long the task takes when the purpose is so significant: to empower the people to recount themselves.
With the wise humility that characterizes his "being" in Earth, Alfredo Mires Ortiz shares his itinerary to the East - that direction from where the light comes - to advance in the decolonizing paradigm that we owe ourselves in the Andes and throughout the Abya Yala.

“To keep on walking” is a road map in which the empirical work –of eloquent and effective co-participation– flows with a mark of denunciation in a humanistic textuality that guides us and summons us to think our episteme from our own worldview, but with intercultural vocation.

A clear message of persistence (and not of resistance) that embodies in action the precise and precious postulate of Paulo Freire: “We all know something. We all ignore something. That's why we always learn. No one educates anybody, no one educates himself, men educate each other, mediated by the world. ”

An essential resource for reflection and analysis in the initial formation and in service of the teaching community of the Andean countries.

Reading is a flame

Marleny Olivera, coordinator of our libraries in the San Ignacio area, wrote to us recently telling of the enthusiasm generated by the rural library in the community of Potrero Grande: “The attention given to the books has opened space to get closer and learn better!”

What a pleasant example!

Here are the photos that she sent us from Professor Diómedes Camacho, librarian:


The Andean Prehistory Studies Group - entity of our Network - begins a new stage.

At the beginning of the new century, GEPA assumed the task of studying and reflecting in depth about the roots of our culture and consolidating various investigations around rock art.

This time it goes for more, including diverse avenues for the understanding of the community path that as a people we have inherited.

The call is open.