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

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

Entrepreneur profiles, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle, weaving

Luvia’s Hands

The Hands of Luvia is an intimate photographic project, following Luvia, a Zapotec woman from Teotitlán del Valle over two months at her home. The project documents the creative process in her craft of weaving. Supported by En Vía, this project explores the idea of her primary creative tools - the hands. The hands are… Continue reading Luvia’s Hands

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

Artisan Crafts, Education, Entrepreneur profiles, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle, weaving, Workshops

Learning from BII DAÜÜ (Sacred Wind) – this Teotitlán-based cooperative teaches us about the art (and science!) of using natural dyes

By: Eda Tajuddin- Responsible Tourism Manager Following our successful crowdfunding campaign over winter 2017, En Vía has been offering specialized courses within our Education Program. That means workshops and classes that are more relevant to the different businesses owned by the women entrepreneurs in En Vía. Earlier this year, we held special courses on “English… Continue reading Learning from BII DAÜÜ (Sacred Wind) – this Teotitlán-based cooperative teaches us about the art (and science!) of using natural dyes