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February 2016

Summer Programming is in Full Swing

Sick of winter already? Warm up with our summer updates from Lima!

Although our students are on summer vacation, it's a busy time for us at Building Dignity. Between both communities, La Encantada and Oasis, we have 150 students participating in one or more of our 9 free summer workshops! By the end of the summer, a total of just 7 weeks, we will have provided 280 hours of educational and recreational workshops in the communities of La Encantada and Oasis. This means our staff and local volunteers are working tirelessly to coordinate and execute exciting, engaging, and educational activities for our youth. The hard work of our volunteers and staff contributes to the numerous benefits our students receive by attending our summer workshops. They are learning new skills, exercising their minds and bodies, gaining confidence, and making friends.

Our Summer 2016 Workshops

For the first time we have invited 4 and 5 year olds to participate in one of our programs in both La Encantada and Oasis. Our goal is for them to get a head start on developing important cognitive abilities that will prepare them for Kindergarten through hands-on activities and games.

Math & Communications

Our students will not miss a beat this summer in math and communications! Students from both Oasis and La Encantada between 1st and 6th grade are invited to participate in interactive and dynamic lessons and learn in a more encouraging and exciting environment. 


In La Encantada, students are engaging in a variety of exciting experiments that allow them to explore different types of science. They are learning how to follow directions closely and work in teams. So far this summer, making bottle rockets has been the highlight of this workshop! (pictured on the left)

Traveling the World

Students in both communities are singing, dancing, and eating their way around the world! They are hopping from continent to continent, focusing on the cultures of countries such as Mexico, Brazil, England, and China. They have learned that cultures are made up of many aspects such as language, clothing, music, food, etc.


Our “Reposteria” workshop which normally takes place in Oasis during the school year, makes its way to La Encantada for the summer! Students learn to follow recipes to create delicious and traditional Peruvian baked goods!


What better way to release that summer energy than by getting outside and playing sports with friends! Of course soccer is always a favorite, but the kids also run through obstacle courses, play capture the flag, and learn new team games.

Chocolate Making

La Encantada hosts lessons for kids to learn how to make chocolate treats! After students enjoy their tasty treats, all remaining chocolates from the workshops are sold to help raise funds for our programs!


Kids in Oasis receive the opportunity to express themselves through dance! All levels are welcomed as kids are taught different dancing styles and have the opportunity to choreograph their own dance routines using the techniques and dance moves they've learned! 

Voices of Youth

Our leadership training program continues this summer in both communities. This summer’s module focuses on goal setting and planning for both immediate and long-term goals. Our participants also visited another NGO in Lima, The Light and Leadership Institute, who is looking to create a program like Voices of Youth within their “Teens Without Limits” program! Our ambassadors (participants ages 18+) lead the workshop and our younger members participated alongside their students (pictured on the right).

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Thank you!
Without the continuous support of our donors, our free summer workshops would not be possible! We are incredibly pleased by the participation of both students and local volunteers this summer, and we look forward to kicking off the new school year in March!

Thank you for your generosity and support of Building Dignity! 

Our mailing address is:
Building Dignity
1622 Hague Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55104

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