Give the Gift of Education to Bolivian Girls

by Fundacion Helping Hands-La Paz (Bolivia)
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CONGRATULATIONS
, Evelin, Lourdes and Franz for your graduations in Agronomy from the UMSA,  Luzmila for her graduation in Auxiliary Nursing and Fabiola for her graduation in Accounting!!  We are so proud of our new April graduates and wish them the very best for the future.

HELPING HANDS NEEDS EXTRA HELP THIS MONTH FOR 3 OF OUR GIRLS! 
Can you help us with sponsorships or one time donations on Globalgiving to make sure these students finish the school year. Recurring monthly donations are easy to set up and will be matched by GlobalGiving on the first donation. Jhenny graduates from high school this year in December and needs $25 per month to cover school materials, uniforms and graduation expenses.  Anahi and Ingrid need $20 per month. Our post secondary girls need $90 per month to cover school fees. For more information on each student please check our SPONSORSHIP page.

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OTHER NEWS AND ACTIVITIES:

The year is now in full swing with activities for the students and visitors from overseas.

  • Thank you,Jimena, for giving the March talk on “Managing Your Finances”. Does money bring happiness? 
  • In March, Juan Carlos, Water Resources Engineer talked to our students.  “Will Bolivia run out of water?
  • Congratulations, Israel, for earning a bonus for good grades!!!  Ingrid, Lizeth M., Eva Graciela and Lenny also won bonuses for good grades. 
  • Welcome to our visitors, the ladies fromWSCS, and our sponsor Amparofrom California.
  • Maria, our Social Worker visited Barbara, the staff and our students at the Sorata residenceHelping Hands supports 5 students there.
  • 15 of our students (and two of their children) travelled to Arica for their graduation trip. First time seeing an ocean!!!

 

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR MAKING EDUCATION POSSIBLE FOR SO MANY OF OUR YOUTH.

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CONGRATULATIONS
to Ivett , from Coripata, who had her formal graduation in Biochemistry and Pharmacy at the UNDABOL University.  Here, Ivett is with her  mother on her graduation day. Very well deserved!!

We are excited to begin the new school year, and again this year Helping Hands will be supporting about 100 students. We invite you to meet some of our new students on our sponsorship page. Would you like to sponsor a high school students or a post-secondary student? 

HOW YOU CAN HELP THIS MONTH

So far for 2019 we have raised $ 5391 and need to raise $4609 more to keep our 31 GlobalGiving girls in school.  We appreciate so much you support so far; we are off to a good start.   One time donations or monthly recurring donations are so very welcome for this group of girls.

NATALY    JOSELIN  

Nataly is now in Veterinary Medicine, Jocelin in Business Administration and Jessica in Gastronomy!!! 

 

OTHER NEWS AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Busy, busy in January and February re-registering last year’s students and registering the new students. Here Jhuliza  is showing us her last semester grades. Welcome back Jhuliza.
  • Free Wednesday lunches started up and Naomi from the UK dropped by for a visit. Welcome to Helping Hands, Naomi.
  • Former student, Marco, an Agronomy student, who now works in the Yungas on the coffee projects, invited us to his wedding. Congratulations and best wishes for the future, Marco.
  • At our first meeting of the year the students got to know each other with several ice-breaker games and by playing soccer.  The youngest ones had a ball, too. Little Nataniela , our youngest student,  helped blow out the birthday candles. 

 

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR MAKING EDUCATION POSSIBLE FOR SO MANY OF OUR YOUTH.

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March 8 GlobalGiving will match your donation

to Helping Hands because it is

International Women’s Day!!! 

DONATE HERE to support more girls like Genesis.   

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Genesis lives with her mother, who is a seamstress, and her grandmother.  When Genesis dreamed of being a doctor, her mother and grandmother tried to discourage her as they did not have the income necessary to support Genesis at the university. Medicine requires much dedication and the expense of equipment, books and transportation.  Her aunts and uncles also tried to discourage her because of the expense and the fact that she was a girl.

However, Genesis was determined and took the demanding exams for entrance to the state university, the UMSA, which is free if you can pass the rigorous exams.   Genesis passed the exams and looked for support which she found in Helping Hands.

Genesis is now in her second year of Medicine and passed all of her courses, but the happiest part for her is that now her mother, grandmother, aunts and uncles all encourage her and are proud of her accomplishments.

DONATE HERE to support more girls like Genesis.   


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Dear Donors on GlobalGiving,

2018 was a great year for our GlobalGiving girls.  Thanks to your support, four of our girls graduated from high school and are now furthering their studies.  We are very pleased to report that Leidy earned a scholarship to study a 3 year university technical program in Entrepreneurship at the prestigious Universidad Catolica Boliviana.  Nataly passed the exams and has now begun Veterinary Medicine, also at the Universidad Catolica Boliviana in their rural program.  Jessica has begun her 3 year program of studies in Gastronomy at the Instituto Nueva Bolivia and Yoselin has begun her studies in Business Administration at the Universidad Central.  We are so proud of these girls.

      

                                Leidy                                                   Nataly

    

Jessica                                                Joselin

 Two of the GlobalGiving girls finished their post-secondary studies. Esther completed her three year program in Early Childhood Education and Ayde completed her coursework for Commercial Engineering.  She will finish her thesis this year. Congratulations to these two girls and a heartfelt thanks to all our donors who have made this possible.

    

           Esther                                    Ayde

This year, 2019, four more of our GlobalGiving girls will be finishing their post-secondary studies in Nursing, Gastronomy, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education.

We can all be very proud of our girls who have overcome so many disadvantages to make it this far.  The opportunity to have a profession is a life changer for our girls who come from very vulnerable backgrounds.   Their future and that of their families is so much brighter.   

THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL OF OUR DONORS WHO ARE MAKING THIS POSSIBLE.

If you are interested in receiving the accounting for the GlobalGiving funds for 2018, please write to lindazaratehhp@hotmail.com  and we will be happy to send it to you.

Of course, we will continue to support our girls this year 2019 as they progress in their studies.  Donations are so very welcome at   Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls (35024)  as we wish to raise another $10,000 in 2019 to keep 31 GlobalGiving girls in school. 

MUCHOS SALUDOS DESDE LA PAZ

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                    We wish you a Happy Healthy New Year 2019


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Meet our 34 students who graduated or finished their coursework this year. Congratulations to all our students!!

SUCH AN EXCITING YEAR!!  9 of our high school students graduated from secondary school and 14 post-secondary students finished their studies with Helping Hands in 2018.  

As well, 11 of our students from 2016 and 2017 defended their thesis and graduated formally. In Bolivia an undergraduate student “egresses” from the university after finishing his/her coursework, but must then do a thesis and defend it in order to graduate and receive a diploma or title. This can take up to two years more for students of scarce economic means. The Bolivian system is tedious and demands years of sacrifice and hard work from the students, especially those living in precarious situations.  

HOW YOU CAN HELP THIS MONTH

Thanks to the support from our sponsors and donors via GlobalGiving, 30 of our 31 GlobalGiving girls completed successfully their school year. 2 of the post-secondary girls, Esther and Ayda, finished their programs of study in Early Childhood Education and Commerce, and another 5 will finish this year 2019.
Of our GlobalGiving high school students, 4 finished high school this year and one girl, Leidy, has been accepted into a university scholarship program. Another student, Nataly, is hoping to begin Veterinary studies in February.  2 of the girls are still deciding on what to study.
We thank you all so very much for your support that has allowed our Globalgiving girls to do so well.  With 15 new girls coming into the project, we are in need of funding for 2019. Please consider a onetime donation or a monthly donation to help support our girls. Click here to help us continue our support for these girls.

OTHER NEWS AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Thank you so much to WSCS who provided Christmas bread (paneton) for all the students at the Christmas Party
  • Special thanks to Hilson, our recently graduated deaf student, who lead the November meeting to teach us all about sign language.  
  • Those super ACS students were at it again and donated much needed food supplies for some of our families.  THANKS AGAIN. 
  • Our new graduate, Paola, came by the office and brought goodies for tea to thank the Project for its support. 
  • Tatiana, one of our Law students travelled with her class to Peru to learn about the court system there. 

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR MAKING EDUCATION POSSIBLE FOR SO MANY OF OUR YOUTH

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