News from our projects

There is always a lot to report from our work. We regularly give a glimpse into the everyday life of our projects. “Photo-Chaski” is a short description of our current work in a page of words and pictures.  If you would like to subscribe please email us.

22.12.2017

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30.11.2017

While for children in Germany the school year has just started, our scholars in Copacabana are looking forward to their summer vacation. At the end of the school year, November, we organized our annual participatory evaluation project. Scholars, host mothers, parents, teachers and Yunchará Municipality Authorities together we look at the successes of this past year and the challenges of the upcoming ...

31.10.2017

In October, the Promoting Women’s project, began again, with a special course: Driving Vehicles - Buses and Minibuses. Now as in the past, this is the main means of transportation for most Bolivians. For many families, from poor neighborhoods of El Alto and La Paz, this sector offers a work alternative to the few existing jobs in the formal sector. Although many times family’s income depends on ...

30.09.2017

In September, our Student Family Accommodation in Copacabana, Tarija, received a special visit. Host mothers from Colquechaca Municipality, North Potosí were invited. In this region, our project has working since 2005. After receiving both financial and personnel support in their first years, and after several managements the City Hall states that the Student Housing is independent and has its own ...

31.08.2017

This August, we are extremely pleased to inform you of the successes of our project “Improvement of Basic Sanitation and Access to Water for host mothers”. At the beginning of August, we inaugurated eight new bathrooms and improved five in presence of the mayor and local authorities. Previously, we held two workshops for host mothers, their families, and scholars to learn how to use the new bathrooms ...

04.08.2017

Within the project for public access at our Yanacachi headquarters in the Yungas we offer a radio program. It serves to disseminate current information including remote communities that are usually difficult to attain. In July, a workshop was held for village reporters with the theme of qualitative journalism and the search for truth. The trainer is the well-known and valued journalist Guadalupe ...

06.07.2017

Village Foundation friends and collaborators to discuss a future workshop in Landau (Pfalz) this June. Over the weekend, a work retrospective was performed on the Foundation in Bolivia as well as its promoting associations in Germany, Europe;challenges on both sides of the Atlantic were also analyzed. SA particular emphasis was placed on the integration and connection with various volunteers who accompanied ...

29.05.2017

Last month we started a very special complementary project, for our Student Lodging scholars and host mothers. "Access to pipe water and sanitation”. Twelve of the thirteen host mothers, who host our scholars this year, have no access to pipe water or adequate bathroom. Some have toilets without water at home; others have to use the school’s bathrooms. Every morning they have to go to the main ...

28.04.2017

In April, we inaugurated our technical training program for migrant women at our Future House in El Alto. Classes started a few weeks ago, therefore our participants took the opportunity to present their first learnings. Among them are, like last year, bakers, tailors and beauticians. These course offerings are very popular, we had a great deal of visitor. Village Foundation is part of the active ...

30.03.2017

Most of the time we pay lots of attention to the scholars of our program Student Boarding School in Copacabana. However, our host moms do have at least the same importance as their protégés. Without their willingness to offer their time, we would not be able to realize our project. Neverthemind they benefit as well in various ways. Since with beginning of the new school year the number of scholars ...

24.02.2017

The student boarding school in Copacabana is again up and running after clases started the beginning of February. The great success of our program in the last year was recognized within the entire district, thus, almost doubling the demand of scholarships from 30 to 50. Fortunately, we could also find more interested women in being host mums which allowed us to increase our capacity correspondingly. ...

27.01.2017

On the road from La Paz to the district of our foundation, Yanacachi, there are still a lot of landslides and grave accidents despite of intense construction works. This January the street was not not even passable due to heavy rains. That is why locals had to accept long detours in order to get to La Paz. Thanks to extensive research of our program for the access to civic information the citizens ...

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