While opening the 10 new Rural Libraries in Huamachuco, Department of La Libertad, our brother Alfredo was asked to give two more workshops: firstly with the team and the volunteers of Proyecto Amigo, then for students of the Higher Pedagogical Institute (Instituto Superior Pedagógico).
With the team and volunteers conceptions and practices were approached to ensure the rescue of the oral tradition transmitted through the generations. As the focal theme, Alfredo addressed the issues of colonization and education, dignity and identity. After underlining the scope and depth of the problem of continued colonization, the importance of rescuing and strengthening the dignity in our ancestral identity was emphasised. In this way the fundamentals of the rescue and cultural affirmation were presented.
Then the future teachers were enriched with innovative and intuitive ideas about the art of encouraging reading. The essence and cultivation of the love for reading and the flare for writing, as well as the ability and courage to think independently and critically, were some of the key points that Alfredo imparted and that we hope that the teachers-in-training will incorporate in their learning practice with the children.
At the end of the day we rose to greet the sacred Apu Marcahuamachuco and the mountains that surround him. And we were blessed with a rainbow.