business, English Classes, Teotitlan del Valle, Volunteering

"Do you have one in blue?" En Vía's 'English for your business' program

by Sylvia Hines, Communications Intern "Do you have one in blue?" "Can I wash this?" Not easy questions to answer if you speak fluent Zapotec and Spanish but not much English. Many of our entrepreneurs find that their clients - who arrive from all over the world - have little Spanish and really want all… Continue reading "Do you have one in blue?" En Vía's 'English for your business' program

business, Education, Entrepreneur profiles, Santa María Guelacé, Workshops

Dreams and challenges: América's story

by Sylvia Hines, Communications Intern I met América Antonio José amongst the succulents, roses and many other plants in the beautiful garden centre that she has created in the yard in front of her house.  Almost the first thing she said to me (after the warmest of greetings) was that for her En Vía has… Continue reading Dreams and challenges: América's story

Education, English Classes, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Teotitlan del Valle, Volunteering

‘A delight!’ Teaching English with En Via

by Sylvia Hines, Communications Intern The blue is startling.  The sky is the purest, brightest blue and so is the municipal building of the community of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, where En Vía is holding its English classes.  At one end of the corridor Daniel is trying to guess what a drawing represents (is that really… Continue reading ‘A delight!’ Teaching English with En Via

Education, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Volunteering, Workshops

Launching our ‘Knowledge is Power’ education campaign

This 17 of December we’ve launched our campaign to raise $11k to support our new education program.  Providing high quality and inclusive education is a fundamental part of our model of empowerment and over the past two years we have piloted and developed our curriculum and now have consolidated a high quality, engaging program. This… Continue reading Launching our ‘Knowledge is Power’ education campaign

Community initiatives, English Classes, Oaxaca life, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Teotitlan del Valle, Volunteering

A Story of Collaboration, Hope and Faith

By Carlos Topete, Co-founder and Executive Director of Fundación En Vía In 2007, two amigos, Ron Mader editor of planeta.com (https://planeta.com/oaxaca-amigos-2008/) and Gerhard Buttner, ran a workshop of English Classes for Community Guides and Rural Artisans, which was enough to inspire Fundación En Vía to create our own English Classes Program. Like Ron and Gerhard,… Continue reading A Story of Collaboration, Hope and Faith