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GalileoMobile reaches the teachers

3 Dec 2009, 09:16 UTC
GalileoMobile reaches the teachers
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By Phil

In Sucuani and Marangani, change of players: instead of primary school kids, GalileoMobile would have to work with teachers. Suddenly, our audience was about ten or twenty years older.

Maria Luisa Aguilar, a professor from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and our local contact in Marangani and Sicuani, organised together with the town hall a workshop for the teachers of several schools. This workshop lasted two days and gathered around a hundred children. The teachers were very curious about a broad range of topics: from astrology to black holes. Afterwards, we had “mega” star party: over six hundred people looked through the telescope.

But this was just the beginning: next morning, in Sicuani, we arrived to the Peruvian Institute of Public Education (Instituto Peruano de Pedagogía Público de Sicuani) with the idea of arranging our agenda. To our surprise, we encountered a room full with almost four hundred university students and school teachers waiting for us, who warmly welcomed us with the Peruvian and Cuzco anthem, in addition to their typical dances including live traditional music. While everybody was wearing uniforms and formal attires, we wore our poorly maintained travelers clothes. We felt like square pegs in ...

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