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Study abroad opens students’ eyes to new ways of thinking, instilling a more informed approach to problem-solving in cross-cultural contexts. Starting this month, your child can apply to the 2015 CALE Now! summer program and international trip to Ireland.
Scholarships are available to those with financial need. Visit www.calenow.org for more information and to get involved, & www.calenow.org/donate to support a child’s international education.
On Saturday, May 31 we welcomed the first class of CALE Kids and their parents at the 2014 Orientation! Please meet Joshua, Gustavo, Alexis, and Andres! Welcome to the CALE Now! family. Our first session is on Saturday, June 7. We will explore:
- The Importance of World Travel
- Introduction to Peru
- Character Building
Norman Coulter of 6ixth Man Leadership will guide our kids through an interactive character building lesson on responsibility. Let the change begin!
She was meant to be someone special. She was meant to impact lives on a global scale. She showed us grace, confidence, fearlessness, and the courage to move beyond what might be set to limit us. Maya Angelou was truly an inspiration to many people, young and old, and her legacy will live on. Today and always we celebrate the life of a phenomenal woman!
As we rose in elevation throughout the regions of Peru we saw the farm crops of quinoa on hills and mountainous ranges. While stopping at a local eatery we tasted the quinoa fresh from the region and fell in love with this grain. It was fresh, light and filling – it is one of those moments where you reconnect to the organic or the original purpose of an item and in this case it was the best quinoa we every had.
Quinoa has become increasingly popular all over the world, and a majority of the production takes place in Peru. According to Wikipedia, the Andean people first domesticated quinoa around 3,000 years ago. Quinoa has been an important staple in the Andean cultures where the plant is indigenous, but relatively obscure in the rest of the world. The Incas, who held the crop to be sacred, referred to quinoa as chisaya mama or “mother of all grains,” and it was the Inca emperor who would traditionally sow the first seeds of the season using “golden implements.” During the Spanish conquest of South America, the Spanish colonists scorned quinoa as “food for Indians,” and even actively suppressed its cultivation, due to its status within indigenous religious ceremonies. In fact, the conquistadores forbade quinoa cultivation for a time and the Incas were forced to grow wheat instead.