In one of the poorest barrios of central Merida, community members and other activists have organised an alternative school; a school for those students who have missed out on a "normal" education due to the economic instability and/or violence within their family. The school aims to teach the students using alternative methods. One Sunday, in collaboration with the community radio and the barrio adentro clinic, the school organised a fundraiser in the street, with dance presentations by the students and all sorts of cakes and pastries for sale.
Two of the students

Photos by Tamara Pearson / venezuelanalysis.com