Tag Archives: Laguna San Ignacio

Environmental Education with Jeff & Paige

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In March of 2011, Boulder environmental educators and local celebrities, Paige Doughty & Jeff Kagan, travelled to Laguna San Ignacio to provide locally-based environmental lessons to the children of the Primary and Secondary schools.  In between their lessons on such things as the water cycle, waste management and recycling, local flora and fauna, energy, and ...

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Small Business Loans in Laguna San Ignacio

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In October 2010, a handful of Philanthropiece Advisory Board members and staff headed down to Laguna San Ignacio.  One of the main objectives of this trip was to disseminate a 3rd round of small business loans.  Pictured above is Jesus Murillo, a new loan recipient from El Datil.  His mother is in the background, very proud ...

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Youth Global Leadership, Baja Video

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In August 2010, six participants of Philanthropiece's Youth Global Leadership program traveled to Laguna San Ignacio to participate in service, community building and knowledge gathering activities. Check out this awesome video by YGLer Emmet Norris, highlighting the trip.  YGL is currently reviewing applications for the next class of YGLers and will hold their incoming retreat ...

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Health Promotion in Laguna San Ignacio

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On Saturday, January 8th, 2011 Ivan Camacho and Azalia Villa Murillo, the Local Coordinators for Laguna San Ignacio’s Health Promotion Program, led a course on First Aid and Hydration for fourteen participants.  In this photo of October 2010, Ivan and Azalia are receiving a sutures training from Philanthropiece Advisory Board member, Cathy Cook.  Cathy and ...

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Community Banks

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Have you ever heard about an idea and ran with it?  Letting your passion and excitement take you to your goal?  That's just what Areli (pictured above, right, with the bank treasurer, Edith) did, following a Community Banks workshop held in October and sponsored by Philanthropiece. "Areli, the President of the El Cardon Community Bank, has proven ...

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English Immersion in Laguna San Ignacio

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The community of Laguna San Ignacio has placed the need for an English immersion course at the top of their priorities since the inception of our work with them in 2007.  In response, Philanthropiece sent down Deb Halstead, volunteer extraordinaire, to provide an English Language program.  This program is a 10 week commitment, with classes ...

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Youth Global Leadership in Laguna San Ignacio

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[CHECK OUT A YGL VIDEO OF THEIR TIME IN BAJA HERE!] A group of youth, from Philanthropiece's Youth Global Leadership program, are currently in Laguna San Ignacio.  They are in the final stages of  designing the YGL program and are assisting Philanthropiece with some essential, on the ground work.  Below is a post from Lee ...

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On Development, Empowerment, and Baseball

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As Jordan Bailey wraps up his tenure as Philanthropiece’s Community Liaison in Laguna San Ignacio, Baja, Mexico, he leaves much as his legacy. Jordan’s work included developing and implementing an English language program for both teachers and students; growing our Health Initiatives program by facilitating trainings, clinics, and the progression of the Health Care Coordinators ...

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Talkin’ Trash in the Baja

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Our time in the lagoon began with Jesus Mayoral and his fiancée, Sabrina, who hosted us at Pachico’s Ecocamp. Jesus’ family was one of the first to settle in the lagoon years ago.  I first met Jesus a year and a half ago when he approached Philanthropiece, told us of his vision for a clean ...

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