Written by Ramiro
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Comunidad Pacheco works together with the community and in these times it is important to listen to the voice of our peers.




The image of the virus contained by the primary forest and its ecosystemic diversity is reminiscent of the myths and legends that explain why one respects the forest when entering or working with it.
When the prehistoric fabric is destroyed, or when people go into it to extract something and trade it in the metropolis, the virus is released into a simple system where it can move and reproduce easily. As soon as I read this explanation about the spread of certain viruses, my thoughts turned to a story, made into a film, that was quite popular. "Princess Mononoke", whose director feeds his work with many stories from Japanese folklore.
In this film, when the heart of the forest is disturbed, evil begins to advance radially over the surrounding territories, drowning animals (that word includes humans) and withering plants. Different worldviews can arrive at similar notions even when they walk different paths. Either by using different languages or by appealing to different places of sensitivity and perception. This does not mean that they are all exactly the same. But it is worth remembering that each culture builds meaning from its own frames of knowledge, and that no one is better than another. None of them can explain by itself the totality of what we perceive in life. On the contrary, the best thing would be to learn from the different stories to enrich our outlook, to know different ways of solving problems and answering questions.
Perhaps in this way, we can change our way of relating to the world, to understand that we can build our form of community in different ways and that this one that governs today is not the only one.


Read 4623 times

Related items

Reflections in pandemic: Is another education possible?

In a context where the debate about face-to-face or virtual classes does not cease and where the situation is being exploited with interests, we believe it is important to reflect on another possible education: not to open or not to open, but how.

#8M: We keep on fighting

As every March 8, we commemorate what happened to the 129 women who died in a fire on March 8, 1908, demanding better working conditions. Today, more than 100 years later, we are still fighting for our rights.

From face-to-face volunteer to online volunteer: Sonia's testimony

Sonia volunteered a few years ago in Buenos Aires and she decided to be an online volunteer during the pandemic. Get to know more about her story here:

Through Julia's experience: What is it like to teach English as an online volunteer?

Julia tells us a little bit about her experience, what's she learning from it, and how she feels about online volunteering! Find out more in this interview:

COVID and Primary Health Care Centers

How have primary health center relationships with the community changed? 

Navigating the Pandemic: Luci's Testimony

This time we share the testimony of Luci, who describes the difficult situation in the vulnerable neighborhoods of the city of Buenos Aires. 

Login to post comments


Voluntario Global helps local communities by being available to discuss anything that local organizations need, and offering ideas for further change and development.


Location: General Pacheco. Buenos Aires. Argentina
Email: jfranco@voluntarioglobal.org

© Copyright 2016 luppino.com.ar