El trabajo en equipo: no es facil

Another week has passed by, thus time for another Bello-Belgo update! Last Thursday, another Procom session was scheduled with as subject teambuilding! And this time, it was meant to be a highly interactive session, where the teambuilding skills of our UCABMUN colleagues were tested. Muy interesante!

Our presentator of the day, Michael, took off with the …

ChaMun – un trabajo bien hecho!

Sunday noon, enjoying the beautiful view on the city and the mountain Avila from the Colegio Champagnat on the hills of Caurimare. It’s the 3th and final day of the “ChaMUN”, the “Champagnat Model of United Nations” and the kids are attending the last committees. These last sessions are rather a formality because the winners have already been …

Resolución de Conflicto para aplicarse en Caracas

Hi,
Finally, back in business! Time to catch up with you. A lot of activities passed our agenda last week, e.g. the  academic soft skill activity on ‘Conflict Solving’. Muy interesante!
Michael, our academic coordinator – backed-up with an excellent and well-prepared presentation on the topic  – had invited the nice people of UCABMUN to listen to …

Carnival en Morrocoy

This week Carnival time had come to the streets of Venezuela! Time for us to enjoy the festivities!
Venezuelans regard carnival about the same way they regard Christmas and Semana Santa (Holy Week – the week before Easter Sunday). During two days of festivals they visit their families and everybody that is out in the streets …

Balanza final: SIMUN ’11

Last Sunday was the last day of SiMUN; time to make an evaluation!

During these 3 days of committee sessions, our students got the chance to measure their selves with their counterparts from private schools. And that proved to be a real challenge!

Some of our ‘delegates’ seemed a bit overwhelmed at first, being confronted with the …

SiMUN ’11: repetición general

It’s Friday 9.50 am. Me and the other Bello-Belgo colleagues arrived good on time for the first general repetition for our 48 kids/delegates, the San Ignacio Model United Nations (remembering us the founder of the Jesuits Saint Ignacius of Loyola – like Koen’s high school). For the next three days, the colegio de San Ignacio …

Belgas entrenan Venezolanos y viceversa

One of the reasons of the Bello Belgo team’s presence in Caracas is teaching essential communication soft skills to the collaborators and kids of the UCABMUN-project: our academic support. For the high school students these soft skills are very useful in the MUN’s, but even more in their daily life in the barrios. In many …

Un paseo por el Ávila

Between all our intercultural activities, preparations and UCABMUN-classes, we also take the time to discover the city of Caracas. Or what did you think? Caracas is not just a capital like the rest. The city is contained entirely within a quite small valley and seperated from the Caribbean coast by a big national park. Last Wednesday …

UCABMUN seminar

Today was a day we had been looking forward to: after months of preparation, we were finally going to meet the barrios-kids. Host place was the UCAB-university, where our Venezuelan colleagues study. Remarkable about the location is that this university is surrounded by the landscape of barrios (tiny houses built upon hills), very impressive. Each …

Intercambio intercultural…

Last Friday the Bello Belgo team organized the first intercultural exchange activity with the people from Embajadores Comunitarios. The goal of this first joint-meeting was simple: get to know one other and learn some cultural habits. Being invited to be present at 7pm, most of our Venezuelan friends showed up one hour later. Or how …