Humility, research and challenges: My first experience in the Andes of Peru

Our “Peruvian experience,” so to speak, provided us with ample skills in research, report-writing, designing surveys and questionnaires, and interviewing both professionals and community members, which will no doubt prove incredibly useful in the years to come. Even more importantly, however, might have been the skills nourished that are harder to explain on a resume. “This was truly an experience in humility, hard work, and community enterprise,” explained Amy Lentini, another of Carleton’s interns. “I will be forever grateful for what I’ve learned.” I’m with you on that one, Amy.

PhotoVoice: The power of non-verbal communication

By Carmen Leung (Western University) If I could describe my trip with one single word, it would be life-changing. This was my first trip to South America, and though I initially felt nervous, I was also very excited about what was ahead. From the moment we landed (at 3 a.m.!!!), all the way to theSigue leyendo «PhotoVoice: The power of non-verbal communication»

Taking pictures…understanding stories

By Sarah Nartiss (St. Francis Xavier University) My experience with Nexos Comunitarios in Peru has been life-changing. I have wanted to travel to Peru since as long as I can remember. The week has allowed me to deepen my interest in the culture and struggles that Peruvians faced during the internal conflict. During my weekSigue leyendo «Taking pictures…understanding stories»

The eNCounter Program: Considering Your Future Every Step of the Way

By Justin Wood. Entry level. They can be frustrating words for millennials these days. When I finished university – part of the class of 2013 – I stepped into a job market that was full of opportunity, but not the kind I was expecting. More applications than I care to remember listed prior experience, sometimesSigue leyendo «The eNCounter Program: Considering Your Future Every Step of the Way»

El Cuncani que nos enseña

  Por Carlos Kamisaki (Universidad de Piura & Nexos Comunitarios) En Julio del 2015, estudiantes de la Facultad de Psicología  de la Universidad de Piura (UDEP) viajaron a Urubamba participando en el Programa de Aprendizaje de nuestra organización, Nexos Comunitarios (NC) Además de las actividades que los profesores y las alumnas y alumnos habían preparado,Sigue leyendo «El Cuncani que nos enseña»

Cuncani: The house of smiles

Very few times in my life have I had the opportunity to have experiences that have made a lasting emotional impact on me. Sometimes they happen without any expectation at all. Cuncani turned out to be a very unexpected and wonderful combination of emotions. I don’t know if it’s too easy to describe what povertySigue leyendo «Cuncani: The house of smiles»

Our Community

In 2014, with the intention to express the lengthy planning process in an efficient manner, and after many failed attempts to work within our existing institutional structure, in 2013, we agreed it was best to form a new organization. A new organization that would continue the work started in 2008, which is why we created Nexos Comunitarios.