August 16th, 12 members of the pepenador union Guieniza, accompanied by Elea, Pedro, and Alex of SiKanda, participated in a worm-compost training conducted by CAMPO. Worm-composting is one of the projects implemented by SiKanda, in collaboration with the union of pepenadores, Guieniza, which looks to take advantage of the organic waste in the municipal landfill of Oaxaca City and transform this into high quality fertilizer thanks to the worm-composting process.  Two months ago, three families... Read more…

On August, saturday 7th, we finished the construction of the first Tetra Pak® house at the land field, part of the “Sanitary risk reduction” program undertaken by SiKanda in collaboration with the Blaise Pascal Institute. The Institute implemented the project ''Techamos una mano" that gives the opportunity to their students to complete their social service. The house was completed in 1 week and has been the opportunity for all the participants (SiKanda, the pepenadores,... Read more…

From June the 14th to July the 13th, Seth Reynolds and Maria Glauser carried out a bike ride across the United Kingdom to raise funds for SiKanda and the vermicompost project. This adventure, of almost one month, started from the southwest point (Land's End) and ended in the northeastern extremity (John O'Groat) of the British Island, around 1.000 miles (1.609 kms). Seth and Maria shared their unique experience on their blog: sun, rain, camps,... Read more…

The Voyage of Dialogue and Discovery took Pr. Rajmohan Gandhi to Mexico, one of the 14 countries he decided to visit. SiKanda was the prinicipal organizer of the event, among with Iniciative of Change (IofC), international organization promoting peace, dialogue and social change, of which Rajmohan Gandhi is the actual president.  IofC and SiKanda have been working together for more than one year within the framework of SiKanda's project with Pepenadores in Oaxaca. In December 2009, IofC... Read more…

SiKanda will be coordinating the visit of Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi to Mexico in June, whereafter we will accompany him as part of the team on his trip to Colombia and Brazil, to promote concrete actions in the field of youth leadership that have a positive effect on vulnerable groups.    During the first semester of 2010, Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is leading a team to countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle-East, Europe... Read more…

In the last months we have had several reunions with the pepenadores, to hand out working equipment (boots, gloves, masks and clothing) and to bring products from the Food Bank. Apart from that we organized an instruction in worm composting for three young pepenadores, that recently started to work with the first three worm composting kits provided to them by SiKanda. With these kits they can produce 70 kilos of solid compost and 10 liters of liquid compost. This gives them... Read more…

On 7th December 2009 Sikanda organized a conference to present our projects for 2009-2011 and to host the premiere of our documentary about the pepenadores.  At the end of the conference, Sikanda was officially inaugurated with a reception attended by more than 70 people. 

Jose Carlos Leon Vargas and Aurelia Annino signed a constitutional act to officially recognise the organisation SiKanda- Solidaridad Internacional Kanda A.C.