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, En Via Staff, Responsible Tourism, Volunteering

Could you be a Translator Guide?

We’re looking for volunteer Translator Guides - one of the most important jobs in En Vía!  The Translator Guides are the link between the visitors who come on our tours and the female entrepreneurs we work with.  They’re responsible for making sure the women are comfortable with this group of strangers in their home and… Continue reading Could you be a Translator Guide?

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

business, Community initiatives, Indigenous Culture, Microfinance, Oaxaca life, Responsible Tourism, San Miguel del Valle, Volunteering, weaving

Joan’s Story- Reflections from an En Vía Guide

What a privilege it is to be an En Vía Guide!  I have been visiting Oaxaca for more than fifteen years and about five years ago, a friend told me about En Vía and her experience as a guide.  I knew immediately I wanted to become a guide; for me, it was a way to… Continue reading Joan’s Story- Reflections from an En Vía Guide