La Paz

Centro Educativo Maria Inmaculada El Alto

The Nuns of Maria Inmaculada run four day-care centres in the city of El Alto, La Paz. Friends of Bolivia provides funds to help pay for food and medical care for the children.  We have installed central heating and radiators in all the classrooms, and have covered the patio with a glass roof so that it can be used for activities in all weather conditions.

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Additional Project – Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a project that provides “educational opportunities for marginalized Bolivian youth and other deserving young people of very limited economic resources. The Project helps keep these young people in school until they finish high school and also provides the opportunity to continue in a post secondary program of education in Bolivian technical institutes and universities. 101 students have finished high school with the Project and 80 have finished university or post secondary technical studies.”

Friends of Bolivia has contributed to a fund to help with their office running costs for one year, and medical attention that may be needed by the adolescents.

Helping Hands Project – Bolivia from A&S Films London

Friends of Bolivia are very grateful to A&S Films for sending us this short film.

www.helpinghands-bolivia.com

The Helping Hands Project, founded in 2004, has worked for 10 years to provide educational opportunities for marginalized Bolivian youth and other deserving young people of very limited economic resources. The Project helps keep these young people in school until they finish high school and also provides the opportunity to continue in a post secondary program of education in Bolivian technical institutes and universities. 101 students have finished high school with the Project and 80 have finished university or post secondary technical studies.

Originally focused on teenage boys who had to leave the state boys’ home at 18 years of age, Helping Hands now includes both boys and girls from many homes, other projects and poor areas.

This Year, 2014, Helping Hands are assisting 90 students, 45 of which are girls. Six of the students attend high school and the remainder are pursuing a post secondary education. The young people are studying Gastronomy, Nursing, Education, Tourism, Journalism, Linguistics, Systems Engineering, Commercial Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Agronomy, Veterinary Medicine, Accounting, Automobile Mechanics, Law, Psychology and more.

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Additional Project – Boliven

Insulin and blood sugar level testing kits are very expensive in Bolivia.  Boliven helps by providing support and equipment to diabetics who lack the funds to properly manage their condition.

Friends of Bolivia provided the funds to purchase insulin for a number of patients.

Additional Project – Proyecto Cañaviri

This project is to rebuild a school in the town of Cañaviri in the department of La Paz.

Friends of Bolivia contributed to the construction costs of the project, which when completed, will offer students accommodation, a communal oven and green houses in which the students can grow their own food.

Additional Project – Centro Infantil San Miguel

This Centre provides nursery facilities to young working women in the southern zone of La Paz city.

Friends of Bolivia contributed to the establishment of a medical fund for the nursery.

Additional Project – Hospital del Niño de La Paz

This is a specialist hospital for children, which treats children from all over Bolivia.  Treatment is free, however parents are required to pay for medicines.

Friends of Bolivia has contributed to a fund that provides medicines for children whose parents cannot afford to pay.

Hospital del Niño, La Paz, Bolivia
This travel blog photo’s source is TravelPod page: Hospital del Niño