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  • ATTENTION!!! Our new website is under construction!

    Oops, you’re one week early! Our new website is under construction, so come back in September to check it out! Meanwhile, read our blog here or check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! For questions or concerns, please email info@mosqoy.org Mosqoy #414 – 620 View St. Victoria, BC V8W 1J6

    Posted at August 16, 2017 | By : | Categories : Random | 0 Comment
  • “We Can Break the Chain Ourselves”: Unfettering Women’s Voices

    There are many aspects to Mosqoy that inspire me: empowering Indigenous communities to prosper economically, stimulating a self-propelling system of educational opportunity for and by Quechua youth, developing global stewards internationally for a more positive and fair globalized world—the uplifting list goes on. Yet one particular aspect has stood out to me from the very beginning. Mosqoy has always advocated for the revitalization of the Quechua textile tradition.

    Posted at July 22, 2017 | By : | Categories : Random | 0 Comment
  • Parobamba & Pitukiska Visit

    Hello Mosqoy Blog readers! A few weeks ago Ana, Gustavo, Barcelia and I traveled to the communities of Parobamba and Pitukiska for their monthly weaving association meetings. Saturday morning I woke up bright and early for just the start of my travels to the highland communities. At 3:45am, it began with a short walk to Ana’s apartment, down the hill. Don’t worry mom, the street dogs were still asleep. ...

    Posted at July 14, 2016 | By : | Categories : Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
  • A Note from our Executive Director as she passes the torch

    Dear Mosqoy friends and supporters, I find it hard to believe that I am writing to you 10 years after Mosqoy started. I remember arriving in Peru as a 20-year-old, blissfully naïve and energetic, unaware that my life could be so utterly changed by the students I met here. Many people have asked why I chose to start Mosqoy, and I often respond that it didn’t feel like a choice or a decision – I was ...

    Posted at July 4, 2016 | By : | Categories : Random | 0 Comment
  • Brentwood Service Learning: A Day on an Andean Campo

    The Socma service learning trip took Brentwood students into the home of Nohemi, one of Mosqoy’s Andean Youth Program students. With the objective both to experience a day in Nohemi’s life and to help on her family’s farm, the Brentwood group headed up to Socma, a remote community outside of Ollantaytambo, in a combi or large van. The only way to access this community is by ...

    Posted at April 22, 2016 | By : | Categories : Random | 0 Comment
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