Toronto Multicultural Calendar covered the Whiphala raising at city hall which was run by CANO. Follow the link to the article.
Warm greetings to you. I just came back from my country of origin where I have witnessed the lack of school furniture in several rural schools on the Bolivian high plateau.
Frontiers Foundation is now seeking donations to allow the villagers on Bolivia’s high plateau (Altiplano) to purchase lumber and manufacture hexagonal tables and smaller chairs (as shown above) for children attending the rural schools.
The cost of one hexagonal table and 6 chairs is US$100 and will greatly enhance the education of these children.
Please also forward this appeal to your friends who might be inclined to give their helping hand to Bolivia. There is a strong potential that monies raised through this campaign will be matched 3 to 1 by the Canadian International Development Agency.Submitted by tupac on September 13, 2012 - 8:53pm.
Mike Auger, a Big Stone Cree, volunteered with VEA in Bolivia for six months in 1996. Here Mike inspects the desks 10 years later.
Macario Liuca Mendoza, Director of our partner organization Voluntarios en Accion (VEA)
Submitted by frontiers on January 1, 2003 - 3:44pm.
In May 2001, a Bolivian expatriate named Marco Guzman, working
in Toronto, received a letter from the authorities of his hometown, Huarina, telling him of water problems. The May 2001 letter asked Mr. Guzman for three specific things: the construction of a water tank in the community, an overhaul of the water system, and filtration of the water (presumably due to quality problems). Mr. Guzman works for the NGO Frontiers Foundation, and through this organization, heard of Engineers Without Borders. He got in touch with the University of Toronto Chapter and the Huarina Potable Water and Sanitation Project was born.