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3. February 2022 Johnny Baltzersen

By: Johnny Baltzersen First, a bit about corona in Bolivia  As the globe shows, Bolivia is on the side of the equator where summer takes the place of winter in December-January. That's why schools in the Potosí Highlands are only...

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New opportunities – for parents too

13. December 2021 Johnny Baltzersen

By: Johnny Baltzersen   With only 38% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Bolivia has a long way to go. But there is some hope for better times ahead. Or there was, until the omicron variant appeared on the horizon....

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It’s going in the right direction

24. September 2021 Johnny Baltzersen

By: Johnny Baltzersen  In Denmark, we are pleased that all corona restrictions have been put on hold. Occasionally, we also hear about the corona situation in countries close to us, but Danish media do not report much on how COVID-19...

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Views from a school garden

13. April 2021 Johnny Baltzersen

By Jette Luna and Johnny Baltzersen, CICED,   A school garden is the sound of fruit and vegetables, fresh air and dirt under your fingernails. It's a healthy learning space and a great outdoor dimension to the school day. But...

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Shared visions create hope in Potosí

20. March 2021 Johnny Baltzersen

By: Pedro Apala, Director, Acción Andina de Educación AAE  As a pluri-national state, Bolivia has enjoyed good economic, social and cultural development for more than a decade. Bolivia is not quite at the level of the developed countries yet, but...

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The priest blesses – toast in cola

20. November 2020 Johnny Baltzersen

Project car in Bolivia is inaugurated as prescribed. Once the car reaches the indigenous people of Potosí, more blessings await as the priest is replaced by local wise men and women.   We hadn't planned to use a project car, but...

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Schools close in Bolivia

7. September 2020 Johnny Baltzersen

By: Jette Luna, vice-chair, CICED  The corona pandemic means increased inequality. Also in access to education. In Bolivia, the government decided in August to end the 2020 school year. The government cannot guarantee all children and young people access to...

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Lockdown no obstacle

18. May 2020 Johnny Baltzersen

Teacher training in Potosí, Bolivia in the shadow of the corona  By Jette Luna, CICED, vice-chair As in most countries around the world, all educational institutions in Bolivia are also deserted. All schools are closed, teachers have been sent home,...

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3. April 2020 Johnny Baltzersen

An overview of general challenges and how CICED, our partners and projects are doing. By: Johnny Baltzersen, CICED, chair  While all the headlines for weeks have been about the coronavirus in our own backyard, the focus is now also on...

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An extra bunk bed, please!

22. March 2020 Johnny Baltzersen

By: Jette Luna & Johnny Baltzersen, CICED  It's not every day that a project's relevance can be measured in the need for bunk beds. But this is the case in Potosí in the Bolivian highlands, where CICED's project with Acción...

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Potosí project underway

2. February 2020 Johnny Baltzersen

By: Jette Luna, vice-chair, CICED The project in Bolivia has now started in earnest.  Last weekend, the project invited members from the local branch of the Ministry of Education in Potosi, as well as representatives from the school authorities in...

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Outside is necessary, but home should be best

17. December 2019 Johnny Baltzersen

By Jette Luna, CICED vice-chair and responsible for projects in Latin America  On January 1, 2020, CICED's new project in Bolivia starts: 'Quality education for children and youth in poor villages in the highlands of Bolivia'. The project aims to...

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Indigenous peoples and education

11. March 2019 Johnny Baltzersen

By: Jette Luna and Johnny Baltzersen, CICED Work on developing a new education project in Chuquisaca and Potosí in the highlands of Bolivia is in full swing. The new partner AAE; Acción Andina de Educación has during January and February...

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