written by Betsy Cerezo
Antigua’s educational cultural home office, Anecho, is Dorotea’s brainstorming gathering place. “I wanted to create a center for a variety of cultural organizations,” Dorotea says. “It’s an experimental project for the English-speaking community. I’m committed to a one-year sponsorship.”
Located in picturesque Casa Convento Concepción at the end of 4a calle oriente #41 in La Antigua Guatemala, the office is easy to find. The setting is fresh and breezy with a large garden, even a private parking lot. Here you’ll find a lending library, in-house internet access for lap-tops, board games and puzzles; and there’s plenty of comfortable seating.
Dorotea’s goal is to advance educational topics with lectures and discussions. “My ideal would be a spontaneous meeting place for socializing and planning, scheduling large or small events for the community. I’d like to see workshops of various mediums; forming tables for bridge, backgammon, scrabble or mahjongg; creating fiction and non-fiction book review groups; holding philanthropic and social events; study groups, etc. Anecho needs the input from the community as to its interest in developing the project further. And the availability of the community’s talents to fulfill those specified needs.”
Anticipated events for May and June are French and Chinese one-day cooking classes, tables for bridge lessons, a discussion session on dreams, Sunday afternoon croquet or badminton or darts. To join one or all of these activities, stop by the Anecho office; call 7882-4600 or 7832-9575; or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, we need you and your ideas to make Anecho a success!