He is noble, sweet, generous and rather skittish. But in spite of his insecurities, the chameleon ventured outside La Aldea to travel all over Colombia and live an unforgettable experience.
After following him for a number of days and encountering a series of geographical and technical difficulties, we finally managed to interview Harry. This chameleon has traveled non-stop through many different territories in Colombia with a single mission: visiting rural and urban schools delivering La Aldea books and talking to teachers that are learning new ways of teaching in this world in transition. In this interview, he shares his feelings with us, the stories from his journey and what has been the best thing about stepping out of his confort zone.
Click: Tell us, Harry, what has it been like leaving La Aldea?
Harry: Oh, leaving La Aldea has been a though experience! I miss my friends, my branch-house and my adventures exploring the forest. Plus, I have seen some huge scary metal birds flying above in the sky! But with the help from my friends from Click, I’ve been brave during my journey.
C: Which places have you visited?
E: In the last year I have discovered new landscapes, a sleeping volcano, the ice-cold weather in Pasto and Ipiales, and the warm sun in Arauca and La Guajira. I also visited Barranquilla and was enamored by its tail-wagging ambience and its air filled with flowers, music and celebration.
C: What have you liked best about this experience?
E: What I have enjoyed the most is to learn from so many owl teachers in different urban and rural schools. I have learned from their experience and talk to them about their emotions and the challenges of teaching. Oh! And watch them follow Peter’s exercises has been so fun too. It’s nice to learn alone, but learning with other has been wonderful!
C: Will we be seeing more of you soon? What are your projects for the future?
E: The young animals will soon go back to school and their families will keep participating in their education with the same passion as they did during the quarantine. I have a bunch of ideas for new episodes of “On the Air with Harry” and I will be inviting more owls, families and young animals to talk to. I want every village to sing the same song for a new education.