Rogelia is one of the entrepreneurs in the Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP). Believe it or not, she and the other participants will be graduating this year! Before time gets away from us, we’d like to tell you more about her so you can appreciate her and her efforts just like all of us on the Programa Velasco team.

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Para.BlogDiego is Programa Velasco’s newest member on our team - he is our new Strategy Coordinator. And, believe it or not, he is very good with “strategic” kinds of stuff! ;) (This is a little phrase that he likes to use as a joke).

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 Teaching: not a science but a vocation

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Gabriela Mistral said, if you can’t love, don’t teach. An example of a teacher who demonstrated this love is Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub. She was selected out of 8,000 candidates to receive the 2016 Global Teacher Prize. Hroub’s mission as an educator of children living in the midst of endemic violence is, day in and day out, to build an environment of peace, harmony, and security within those tiny walls of her classroom by means of the methodology of learning through play.

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Last week Moeller High School and Mount Notre Dame High School from Cincinnati, Ohio visited us.

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Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Tel: (331) 481-6517
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