I am looking forward to becoming a part of this network, which will give me the opportunity to mentor newcomers, learn from others and share a wide range of educational, as well as professional experience that I have acquired over the years.
Have you lived or worked in a developing country? What did you learn?
I live and work in Bolivia. I have learned and continue to learn daily that we all must work together to create a more egalitarian society which will lead to a more peaceful world for everyone.
Please describe the skills and abilities you have that you think will be useful for this project.
My skills are basially social in that I seem to have the ability to bring out the best in those with whom I work....be it an artisan who can expresss their appreciattion of the world around them through knitting and/or embroidering or a deaf child who needs to understand the workings of society and find a way to give and receive information about themselves and the world around them.
What should other members of this network know about you, your background, or your experience?
I would like to say that 38 years of travel and work in Bolivia has changed me from an idealistic novice to an idealistic vetran
What critical concerns or issues should Piclopedia not fail to address?
We are concerned about Gloval Warming and Climate Change while wanting to promote poverty reduction in the world.
Please describe any ideas you have for Piclopedia that might excite other members.
I would love to share the textile art and appropriate technolgoy designs that we have developed over the years here in Bolivia with many more people around the world who could appreciate, learn and benefit from them.