Exchanges between different cultures
By: Neylin Calderón
"Weaving Interculturality with Peoples" is the motto that URACCAN uses to commemorate 25 years of academic training, in this sense, to implement it from the URACCAN Bilwi campus, 40 students are trained at the Leadership School, who aim to become leaders and leaders of their communities, as part of the processes that manage to weave bonds of articulation and synergy between the university and indigenous peoples , Afro-descendants and half-breeds of the Caribbean Coast.
URACCAN has been accompanying the processes of improvement and communal governance, which is why for more than 15 years, from the Bilwi campus, the Leadership School has been preparing young people and young women to be leaders in their villages or territories in the future, it should be noted that these students are chosen by territorial leaders , then move on with an internal scholarship to continue their secondary-level classes on the premises.
Thus, in the walk of the first Intercultural Community University, which contributes to the worldview of indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and half-breeds, and certainly, respecting their customs, traditions and spirituality, every Monday devotional meetings are held, in the "House of Spirituality", devotional meetings between teachers, territorial leaders and students of the Leadership School, where with skills demonstrate their artistic skills , glorifying God with religious praises, spiritual reflections, realizing them in their mother tongues, whether misquitous, Mayangna, Creole or Spanish.
According to Professor Marbely Chacón, teacher of the Leadership School, the main objective of these devotional meetings "is that young people who study at the Leadership School not only appropriate scientific knowledge, but that this spiritual knowledge, the values, principles they have been practicing should not be forgotten," he said.
It is important to note that these activities are led by the same students, there they can express themselves in their own mother tongues, intercultural exchange is remarkable when students perform analysis of biblical readings, behavior outside and within classrooms, as well as the appropriation of the position of leaders and leaders that they will manage to be in the future.