April 2016

Heroinas de la Coronilla: Celebrating Mothers in Bolivia

Heroinas de la Coronilla: Celebrating Mothers in Bolivia

True love can be given in thoughtful ways this upcoming…

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Becoming a Youth Ambassador: Dannial Cardillo

Becoming a Youth Ambassador: Dannial Cardillo

Dannial Cardillo, a high school junior from Pittsburgh, PA, was…

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Join an Amizade Open Group Program

Join an Amizade Open Group Program

Global Service-Learning isn’t just for students; over the last 20 years we’ve worked with volunteers ages 6 – 93! Open Group Volunteer Programs allow individuals, couples, or friends to join and serve with a group of other Amizade volunteers. Programs are scheduled throughout the year and across our sites and include winter escapes to Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and Ghana as well as opportunities to explore Amazonian Brazil and the City of Eternal Spring in Bolivia.

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Cristo de la Concordia

Cristo de la Concordia

On our second full day in Cochabamba, Jean Carla planned…

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Bienvenidos a Bolivia!

Bienvenidos a Bolivia!

All four of us from Amizade were on the same plane to La Paz, and we ended up meeting each other in line for immigration and customs. All of us were unsure about what to expect while actually entering into Bolivia. Even though my Spanish is pretty good, I was really hoping the immigration and customs officers spoke English; they never spoke a word of English to me. I had to use my Spanish skills right from the beginning.

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Day of Pedestrians

Day of Pedestrians

Bolivia is celebrating the beginning of spring. In Cochabamba, the snow is melting from the peaks of the surrounding Andes mountains. The jacaranda trees in plazas, gardens and streets throughout the city are sprouting vivid purple blossoms that frame the sky. Later, the blossoms will drift lazily down to the ground to form carpets of rich purple. Bolivian children are tingling with the anticipation of freedom – schools will let out for summer vacation by late November or early December. So it is the perfect time to celebrate the Dia de Peatones.

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Water Balloons, Foam, and Fun: Carnaval in Oruro

Water Balloons, Foam, and Fun: Carnaval in Oruro

This guest blog from Amizade WVU semester student Shawnna Mullenax,…

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The CEOLI Greeting Card Story

The CEOLI Greeting Card Story

For almost a decade, Amizade has partnered with CEOLI, a…

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