A Grain of Sand

Melissa Gibson
Jun 15 · 3 min read

“Colombians have this expression, that they all use — so, so many people have used it when I talk to them about their work for peace and for social change, and that is, Solamente podemos poner nuestro granita de arena. All we can do is put in our grain of sand. ”

— Poet & human rights activist Ruth Goring

SEA: 50 years of working for social change in El Agustino through education, community development, and political action. “You will not kill us…not with hunger, not with bullets.”
Touring Colegio Túpac Amaru in Villa María del Triunfo, a community-organized public school doing its best to inspire students and equip them with marketable skills despite a lack of funding. “Don’t wait to have everything in your life; you already have a life to enjoy.”
Visiting Colegio Roosevelt, an American-style private school serving Lima’s Peruvian and international elites.

Marquette Meets Peru

Reflections on our month studying diverse educational settings in Peru, written by teacher education students from Marquette University.

Melissa Gibson

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Teacher. Writer. Wanderer. Scholar. Sharing my students with the world.

Marquette Meets Peru

Reflections on our month studying diverse educational settings in Peru, written by teacher education students from Marquette University.