For more fun facts, Pedro is originally from Chiclayo, a large coastal city, and has a background in public radio. These two factors combined, make him one of few super outgoing people in my site. He always catches me crushing the school grounds and pulls me into his classroom for a talk. The last chat ranged from human evolution, migration across the land bridge, and if Aliens built Machu Picchu (the talks always have an impressive span).
I see Pedro's oratory comfort as a huge asset, that why I was excited when he set up a "School Radio" It's basically a loud speaker and mic, but its great because he does 'investigative journalism' (where the kids focus on a topic and go out to ask their peers) and a daily news segment (where the kids take turns reading articles from the news paper with music cut in between the articles). Pretty cool, however, I'm embarrassed to share that they wanted to interview me about my work and Peace Corps the day I took these pictures, and declined (I was having a tough day with my Spanish, so I wasn't feeling confident enough to go on the air).
Here's the pics:
|Here's Naysha and her co-anchors reading the news. Note how the co-anchors are timidly hiding. That's part of the reason the school radio is so cool.|