As international volunteers, we meet people from other countries, other cultures. It seems important to take into account this aspect to better enjoy our stay. When we go out to our home, our country, we accept to find out new people, new way of doing, way...

THE ART OF THE DENOUNCING: THE GRAFFITI Graffiti is a way of communication that uses the city as a stage and through which citizenship exercises their freedom of speech by publicly but anonymously denounces something, usually acting under a nickname. Graffiti is a critical image of...

In August a group of EU AID volunteers in Colombia traveled to Cali to attend the Petronio Álvarez, a festival dedicated to the Colombian folklore music from the Pacific. We wanted to discover this festivity that is well known for its good atmosphere. The festival...

When you are invited at someone‘s home for a dinner, you are supposed to know him. At least you should know someone else (even if not so well) in his circle, able to introduce you to him, giving also some information about person’s life, people invited,...

On my first mission on the field with Alianza por la Solidaridad we could briefly visit the Eperara Siapidara indigenous community that lives in “vereda” of Naya River, nice people and wonderful countryside. Eperara Siapidara is one of the 102 indigenous peoples in Colombia. For indigenous...

“Colombia es dos países en uno" (Colombia is two countries in one) was one of the first phrases we heard when Carmen, Laura, Jorge, Carlos, Carlos and I arrived in Colombia to start our volunteering work with Alianza por la Solidaridad (APS). This was how...

During our first mission at the Afro-Colombian communities at Naya and Mayorquín rivers (Buenaventura) with APS team, my college Laura Sancho and myself had the opportunity to enjoy a life concert of currulao music performed by women and men from the communities with which APS...