Our volunteers in the Northwest Territories have made a site to share their experiences.
See what they have been up to for the last two years at: http://northernfrontiers.org/
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 - 9:53pm.
For nearly sixteen months, thanks to a $995,000 grant from HRSDC's Aboriginal Skill Training and Strategic Initiative Fund (ASTSIF), over one hundred young Cree, Ojibwa and Algonquin trainees in Garden Hill, Manitoba; Collins, Ontario; and Kitcisakik, Quebec combined timber harvesting, portable saw-milling, foundations, framing, wiring, plumbing, insulating, dry-walling, roofing and finishing with certifiable training in the completion of nine, safe, warm, affordable homes.
The attached photo shows eleven graduate trainees of 'Standing Tree to Standing Home' at Garden Hill, Manitoba. Everyone completed all five modules of the course, from harvesting to finishing construction. As well, 43 (including the eleven) completed the chainsaw operation, safety and first aid training. Trainer Brain Monkman (bearded) stands in the back row.