Study Week 3: January 29-February 2

Our Monday lecture on education in Peru engaged the students in small group work and closed with a sharing circle.

On Tuesday at a fair trade workshop in Lima, artisans showed students how they create clay items sold in stores such as Ten Thousand Villages in the United States.

On a field trip three hours south of Lima to Chincha Wednesday and Thursday, the group was hosted by the Afro-Peruvian community of El Carmen.  The visit included zapateo dancing, meals in a the dining room surrounded by family portraits, a tour of the town, cajon drumming and a walk to the cemetery where descendants of slaves were buried.

Mueso Larco introduced the students to artifacts of Peru’s ancient history on Friday, and provided a short rest in its beautiful garden.