Discovering Timbiré

By Kelli Fleming, Timbiré, Ecuador Put “Timbiré, Ecuador” in Google and you won’t find much, and by that I mean you won’t find anything. Well, unless you count, which conveniently tells me how to orient myself towards the Kaaba, which, for those curious, lies about 8026.59 miles away from Timbiré. Rough. These days I can’t […]

Timbiré in Pictures

By Maria Laura Minoli, Timbiré, Ecuador After our follow-up project in Palma Real, Kelli, Caitlin and I came back to San Lorenzo, and stayed the night at Fabiola’s house. We met Iván Grueso, an agronomic engineer, who carries out projects around the area, and who would take us to Timbiré the next day. The following day […]

Sharing Some Tips for the Field

As new Recrear members Kelli Rae Fleming, Caitlin Flannery and Lala Minoli got ready to deliver our latest projects on Ecuador’s border with Colombia, Recrear Executive Director Gioel Gioacchino, now a Sauvé scholar, sent them a letter to share her insights from her work in the field. Here is her letter: My Dearest Kelli, Caitlin […]

7 Billion World

By Kirsten Williams, Chittagong, Bangladesh Here’s the deal. We’re a 7 billion people world today. But what does that actually mean? Living in North America you might not know it – the changes so incremental that you would have not even taken notice. Here in Bangladesh however – you know. You know because it feels like […]

Photo Story- RecrearParticipate – Palma Real, Ecuador

We have been quietly busy. I swear. Conference planning, 100 Voices wrap up, finishing our website… the list is endless. In the midst of this vortex of projects, we were offered an opportunity we could simply not pass: delivering RecrearParticipate in Palma Real. Around a month after wrapping up 100 Voices in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Recrear is […]

Goodbye Chittagong!

After a glorious morning visiting Chittagong University, Kirsten, a lot of flip-charts and I went to catch a train back to Dhaka escorted by the super cool/efficient/extraordinaire Subir . We were surprised by a group of participants who came to say goodbye. You guys were soooo sweet!!! Thanks Tanvir for taking and sharing the picture.

Transit Notes

I am 1 and a half hour in my 17 hours layover in Kolkata, India. This first hour has been eventful, but I have the strong sensation things are going to slow down. To be sincere, I should be quite upset right now. I am in an absurd situation. First of all, I bought a […]

Recrear is not a joke

After a week of sharing Recrear’s vision, projects and internal organization with the management of YPSA, I am reminded forcefully that Recrear is not a joke. YPSA’s organizational history is packed with lessons for us. This middle size NGO recently celebrated its 26th birthday. Impressively, today YPSA manages over 2000 workers and receives funding from a range of national […]

ode to the discourse, the people, and the inspiration

Ok folks, time for me to go on a rant. I can’t promise I will follow one line of thought but bare with me. I sit now in our empty workshop room with flip charts scattered a little all over, some colourful post-its piled in a mess and one intimidating to do list gleaning on […]

Youth that are breaking the mold

I have to say it has been quite a privilege to be inBangladeshduring their victory day. I feel that I have been lucky enough to glimpse brilliantly colourful moments in their culture. Whether it was an art exhibition, a cultural dance performance or song – I was touched by the deep sense of national pride. […]