Another year has passed by and we feel proud of all our students who have completed their educational programs. In 2019, 31 of our students completed their programs of study in high school technical school and university. Here you can see some of them at our Christmas party.
This has been an amazing journey for us all. We wish them the best of luck for the future!
We are getting ready to welcome new students for the upcoming year and once again we need your help. Donations at this time of year are particularly helpful as our students are beginning the school year.
Christmas season is a good opportunity to celebrate with our students. They have delighted us with their performances, dancing and singing. As you can see, they are proving to be very talented!
We had a lovely time with the students and their families sharing a delicious hot chocolate and “paneton” (a traditional Bolivian Christmas bread). The excitement for our annual Christmas raffle and gift giving characterized the event.
A special thanks to the students of the American Cooperative School (ACS CALVERT) who shared our Christmas celebration and organized presents for our youngest students.
We would like you to meet the people that make everything possible through their hard work and a smile every day. We will be telling you more about them in the following months.
THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR HELPING TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF SO MANY VULNERABLE BOLIVIAN YOUNG PEOPLE. YOUR SUPPORT TRULY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND GIVE THEM HOPE FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE.
Congratulations Reyna Vanessa and Evita on your formal graduations in General Accounting and Gastronomy. Wishing you both the very best.
Alexis , one of our younger students, earned a Bonus for excellent grades, awarded by Helping Hands, and also won the Scientific Olympics in Mathematics at his level. Thanks to your support, we can see nothing other than a bright future for this little one!
HOW YOU CAN HELP THIS MONTH?
Two new students, Yarka and Henrry, have joined Helping Hands and need sponsorship for their studies in Early Childhood Education and Psychomotricity. A one-time donation or a recurring donation will help Yarka or Henrry accomplish their dreams. Use these links to help support these two students. Yarka- Early Childhood EducationHenrry Psychomotricity Degree
Donations at GlobalGiving.org/this time of year are particularly helpful as we are completing the school year and students have extra expenses during this time.
OUR LATEST NEWS
We are excited to share with you our informational video thatwon third place in the national contest “Urban Interventions”. Thanks to all our students for being part of this video and congratulations to our whole team!
Again this semester, our students have been volunteering for worthwhile causes. Doing good for others and their communities is the spirit of a Helping Hands student. Check out our volunteer album at this link.Volunteer Album 5
Our students discussed about new forms of masculinity to build a more just and equal society. Special thanks toPedro and Juanitawho invited Helping Hands to their organic farm in Achocalla for this workshop.
Thanks to JUNTARTE JUNTARTE (Youth United for the Transformation through Art)for their very dynamic workshop on the upcoming elections and youth civic participation.
We were honored to have been visited by Erick and his wife,owners of the First Class Institute here in La Paz, who showed us some fabulous learning materials that they have developed for the study of English. They have always given preference and discounts to Helping Hands students.
THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR HELPING TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF SO MANY VULNERABLE BOLIVIAN YOUTH. YOUR SUPPORT TRULY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND GIVES THEM HOPE FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE.
This month we are focusing on one of our girls who has a full scholarship to study Veterinary Medicine. Silvia is now in her fourth semester and doing very well. Silvia has no family support and finds it impossible to cover all of her expenses with her part time job only. For this reason Helping Hands will cover the monthly rent of her room ($78). Donations of any amount are very much appreciated and can be made on the GlobalGivingwebsite.Thanks so much.
OTHER NEWS AND ACTIVITIES:
The Fundacion Kantutani joined us for our July meeting to give a talk on taking care of your eyes and then distributed the new eye glasses to our students and families. Thank you so very much for the information and the new glasses.
For the second part of our July meeting we presented videos on how the prevention of sexual abuse of children. Our parents and students found this very helpful.
CONGRATULATIONS, Esnay, Alan and Andres on the celebration of your pre-graduation ceremony in preparation for your graduation from high school in December.
And we are very proud of our students who did volunteer work during the month of May. Such a variety of activities: donating blood, feeding the homeless, visiting homes for the elderly, playing with children at a home, and much more. We invite you check out our “Volunteer Work” album and see our students at work.
HOW YOU CAN HELP THIS MONTH
We are still in need of new sponsors for some of our students, both high school and post-secondary. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and sometimes as little as $20 per month can sponsor a highschool student. Please check out ourSPONSORSHIPpage on our website. Recurring or one time donations can be made on the GlobalGivingwebsite.
OTHER NEWS AND ACTIVITIES:
Daisy, from CIES, joined us again to give a talk on Sexuality and our Life Plan. Thanks Daisy, you always make the talks so interesting.
In May we celebrated Mother’s Day with several of our mothers of the high school students. Roxana and from the International Justice Mission gave us a talk on preventing sexual abuse in children.
Also in June, the Kantutani Foundation here in La Paz came to our office for a full day to check the eyes of our students and their families. for Now in July, the Foundation will be giving out 70 pairs of glasses made to measure at our July meeting.
Lastly, Antoine from France, visited us to include us in his report about social projects in Latin America. Thank you, Antoine.
THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR MAKING EDUCATION POSSIBLE FOR SO MANY OF OUR YOUTH.
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