by Alejandro Torres Frías

I was just chatting with a cousin of mine who lives in Concepción, in the south of Chile, and he was telling me about a social program he’s working on.  It’s called “Quiero Mi Barrio” (I Love my Neighborhood). The objective of this program, which is financed by the Chilean Government, is to help young people and children at risk in lower income communities through different educational and sporting activities.  Since my cousin participates in the PR and Organizing of the different activities of this program, we had been disscusing several weeks back about the possibility of me flying down for a week to teach a few classes on Basic Computer Literacy (pro-bono) to young people who are part of the program.  As we discuss different possibilities in regards with contents, objectives, class lenghts and dates of travel, we find ourselves evolving into an interesting combination of topics (more…)