Julia Garcia

From: Bolivia

Language: Quechua

Class:2013 / Alum

I was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and grew up in a cultural world where the education of a child is the responsibility of everyone; which is to say, the transmission of values, customs, rights and rituals was the homework of the entire community. I learned from my ancestors how to live in harmony and equilibrium with nature and “La Pachamama” – Mother Earth – where every species or living thing is important to the interrelationship and continuation of life. Teaching Quechua I am facilitating cross-cultural interaction and exchange with other cultures and customs with my students, and they inspired me to continue promoting this rich language.