Business Workshop: Pricing

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Anna, David, Jane, and Nika led this workshop on valuing time and pricing. They started with a laughing ice breaker in which all participants had to laugh for a whole minute. Then, each person had to write or draw everything they do in one day. This setup the conversation about … Continued

Barbie a la Maya

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We learned that some of the children make garments for their barbie dolls. This particular one is an interesting outfit designed from local textiles. It reminds us of one of our students’ prototype designs from the Spring semester, and something to return to with the women (and children!)

Dancing

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Dancing is central to latin culture and is already playing a big role in our time in Guatemala. On the first day the women of Ajkem’a Loy’a performed their typical dance, the “són.”Later in the day we had a chance to also try the moves.It has now become tradition to … Continued

Rain

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It’s been raining every single day since we arrived in San Lucas. First, the two tropical storms, and now it seems to just be the normal climate. Everything is damp, the things we wash don’t really dry, and we look forward to every bit of sun we can get!

Apple computers = laughter

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As I was editing some of our videos I started to attract several of the children from Ajkem’a Loy’a to the desk in which I was sitting. They were content to just sit next to me and watch and listen as I edited in iMovie, but it was when I … Continued

“Sock” puppets for the kids

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We have been extremely moved by all the children who surround us on a daily basis. We have become accustomed to running workshops with interruptions of baby sounds and children playing. We took some time out of our routine to handmake sock puppets (without socks!) for the kids.

Marketing workshop: branding

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Our three teams of students: Marketing, Business & Product Development have designed a series of workshops for the women of Ajkem’a Loy’a. Our brave Marketing Team members – Aashrita, Aparna, Nick & N’deye – kicked off our workshop series with their first on branding. They walked the women through exercises … Continued

First stop: Antigua

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Antigua was the perfect place to spend our first night in Guatemala. Despite the never ending rain from two tropical storms, we couldn’t wait to wander around town and discover the beauty of this country and region.I wonder who decided this cutout was reflective of the artisan market inside?

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