Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ojo de Pez

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Ojo de Pez - Exhibition in the Senate

Images taken by students in workshops of digital photography 2007-2008
Ojo de Pez at Conviven, School of Education Media 2 to 20 in the
Institute Manuel Belgrano.

Audiovisual Arts Workshops:
It is a collective that makes audio-visual arts workshops as a tool of
socialization and aims to create a space for artistic education, with
community protection, a place to explore, confront, and individually
and collectively generate artistic expression in young people deprived
of their liberty or expelled socially.

Conducted and supported by:

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tarde de cine en Conviven

El sábado sabado 15 de noviembre de las 15h hasta las 18h30 se llevó a cabo la tarde de cine en el Centro Conviven. Contó con la participación de aproximadamente 30 personas: madres, adolecentes y sobre todo chicos y niños.

Primero se mostró "Indiana Jones y la Calavera de Cristal", uno de los últimos estrenos del cine. Según los voluntarios a cargo también iba a marcar el el fin de la proyección. Pero por el entusiasmo de los niños lo reconsideraron. Con el permiso de los padres y trás una votación unívoca entre los chicos se proyectó la película de los "Simpson" no proyectada en primer lugar por no ser reciente y ya famosísima.

Al final todos se fueron felices (pero cansados) a sus casas y se llevaron los recuerdos de una linda Tarde de cine en Conviven.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Invitation to a Conviven event at "Casa Natura" on nov. 29th
For larger view click on the image!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Teaching English, Adrianna G. 2009

After arriving in Buenos Aires, with nothing but a few friends and a 3-month lease, I began a search for places to volunteer and came across Conviven. Though the one hour bus ride can be a bit tiring, the "trek" is awarded with a bustling center full of heart and energy.

I began my volunteer experience by accompanying the center on their summer trips to pools and parks. Not only did I meet other volunteers from numerous international countries, but I also met children ranging in ages from 4-15 years. Their interests in my background sparked conversations about music and impromptu English lessons, as well as the opportunity for me to learn about them and their lives. I remember fondly a young girl from Peru who had also recently moved to Buenos Aires. We shared our stories and feelings of moving to a different city.

With the start of the school year, I have been teaching English classes for the past few months, to the youngest class of students, ranging in age from 5 to 11 years old. With other volunteers helping out in the classroom, we have begun to teach these young and absorbent minds about fruits, animals, hobbies, transportation, and art. With almost no teaching experience, I have helped to feed their interests to learn English and witnessed young minds soar!

Adrianna Gluck [ New York]