To our dear supporters,
With the new year arriving, we want to take a special moment to review everything we’ve accomplished with this beautiful project thanks to YOUR unconditional support. It is with great pride and emotion that we look back on a year that has been filled with learnings and accomplishments.
During this 12-month long formation, we evaluated the impact that it had on the girls and everyone involved in the project. It turned out even better than what we had hoped: the girls genuinely got involved and made this project their own.
According to their abilities and personal objectives, not only did they develop new craft skills, but soft skills too. They went from saying no puedo (“I can’t”), to puedo hacerlo y yo lo haré (“I can do it and I will do it”). The impressive outcome of this workshop made them proud and confident about their abilities. As you can see for yourself on the pictures below, they created beautiful pieces of craft, each reflecting their own personalities.
It was amazing to witness how these young girls are growing to become strong, independent women. We were here to help them develop skills that they already had within them, and prove to themselves that they could achieve great things with determination to succeed.
On their behalf, we thank you dearly for supporting this amazing project which, without any doubt, will have a consistent impact on the rest of their life
Our main goal now is to make sure that everything they have learned with this training will allow them, in their future lives, to have a viable professional project that will ensure their autonomy and financial independence, so they won’t fall back in a vicious cycle of violence and mistreatments.
In order to launch the second part of this project, our national coordinator in Bolivia, Fernando Daza Arce, will be meeting our French team in Strasbourg in February. We will discuss and organize the structure of the project to ensure a personal guidance for the girls when they leave the orphanage. We will also decide on how to consolidate their knowledge and professionalize them even more. Our French team will be also looking at how to continue funding for the girls so they can develop their skills even further.
We still have lots of exciting work ahead of us, and we need you to help us carry out this project ! We have already done so much together, and we are looking forward to sharing more adventures with you.
Jewelry made by the girls
Exposing and selling their work