During the Project World School Family Summit that took place in Puerto Morelos, Mexico earlier this year, we were inspired by an incredible group of speakers who shared their thoughts on education, family, travel and parenting. This is the first in the recorded series:
The Medium is the Message – Why Homeschooling is the Best Fit for the Coming Economic Reality – Talk given by Miranda Ortiz.
What is the Project World School Family Summit?
A conference style gathering for worldschooling, homeschooling, unschooling families (and those just curious) in the magical Merida, located in Yucatan. Experience the culture, flavors, and rhythms of Mexico’s cultural hub. Gather with other families and celebrate learning from the world with new friends and old. Participate in sessions exploring issues surrounding education, travel and family. Share your experiences, connect and learn.
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Miranda Ortiz was born in Mexico City and moved with her family to Canada at the age of 8. She graduated from McGill University with an honours degree in International Development Studies which she was able to help form as the area was only being opened at the time. Her work has touched local communities as varied as the Zapotecos from the hills of Oaxaca in Mexico, the Mohawks from Canada and various groups from northern Papua New Guinea.
Currently she resides in an off grid home in southeastern Mexico. Over the last 9 years she has been working to help women achieve natural births. The focus of her Enlightened Birth -Parto Iluminado program is to share information and deep relaxation techniques with families so as to empower them to take independent decisions for themselves and their families. Her own children were born at home and are being educated within the family circle.
As an outgrowth of this, she founded Centro Bek, a centre aimed at bringing tools and support to families and individuals so they too can create their own independent realities. Alternatives in birth, education, health, and living lightly on the earth, are all part of the integrated, consciously created, sustainable future which the centre promotes.