A trip to Colombia inspired a request from Ana Maria Castro. She wanted to identify the philosophy for a school she would build near her hometown, with Full-Circle Learning as her guiding vision.
Ana Maria’s training process took her to America, where she toured Full-Circle Learning projects and worked as a teacher at a Climate Change Agents camp. There, she shared wisdom exchanges with the learners about the impact of flooding on the indigenous people near her village. The exchange expanded the understanding of
those whose lives she touched. Ana Maria took new ideas back to her own students in Bogota. We anticipate the day when her own school will be completed and ready to showcase the capacities of children living in the ruralarea near her hometown.
Coraima, a small girl from Colombia, emigrated to the US anxious about the future having just escaped the dangers in her homeland.
Upon graduating from the Full-Circle Learning program at Tarzana Elementary school, she gave an inspiring speech about her class’s goal to give homeless people a face. This habits-of-heart project had helped her act on her empathy, having struggled, with her mother, to leave their home in Colombia. She identified the program as an impetus for her achievements and for her strong motivation to learn and to give back to society.