Friday, March 8, 2013

The Plan

Bogota, Columbia

August 1 – August 14, 2012

Arts in Transformation students in the M.A. in Urban Studies fulfilled their annual international service/learning experience to Bogota, Colombia August 10-14, 2012. The trip was led and coordinated through the international programs of Buildabridge International a community partner of Eastern University. Partnering with Comunidad Viva, a small community-based organization, the class: 1) participated in training of local artists, teachers and community workers, 2) conducted a catalytic Arts for Hope Camp based on the theme of social fabric, and 3) studied the urban context of Bogota and the organizations that serve its people. The project was coordinated with Jorge and Virginia Enciso, two missionaries who have worked with the Comunidad Viva for more than four years. A local congregation works with area congregations and associations that serve the children of the community, primarily those who have academic and social deficiencies. View the video at the end of this post for information about Comunidad Viva.