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SUNY Oneonta for Save the Children Bolivia

Organized by: Brett Heindl

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We've arrived!
May 18, 2016

Hello from Cochabamba, Bolivia. We're wrapping up our first full day in the country. Our students are adjusting to the altitude and an unfamiliar See More

EVENT DATE May 02, 2016

THE STORY:

1996 changed my life. I spent a semester in Cochabamba, Bolivia where I studied international development. I lived with a wonderful family, the Leons, who treated me as one of their own as I struggled with the language, homesickness, digestive horrors, and most of all, with the crushing poverty that my 20 year old self could barely comprehend. During those four months, I realized that it was only by some karmic accident that I was born into a comfortable middle-class American life; so many others were not as lucky. I came back from Bolivia with an incandescent certainty that I had to do something.

SUNY Oneonta for Bolivia

Twenty years later, I have the chance to finally do that something. I have the privilege of taking some of the finest college students I have ever met to Bolivia in May 2016, thanks to the support of my family, the indulgence of my employer, SUNY Oneonta, and help from my colleague and friend Alejandra Escudero-Retana.

We're bringing 22 SUNY Oneonta students to Bolivia to volunteer three weeks of our time and energy with Save the Children International.

For more about the program, please see bolivia2016.org.

Save the Children, headed by a good friend and former Oneontan, Daphne Sorensen, is doing inspiring work promoting the rights of children - to survive preventable diseases, to receive an adequate education, and to be protected from abuse and neglect. In all, they're working to make sure that the children of Bolivia have more and better choices in this world.

How the Funds Will Be Used

As a part of this trip, we are raising money that we will donate directly to Save the Children in Bolivia. In a recent Skype conversation, Daphne mentioned that SCIB had recently opened a child protection office in Cochabamba's only detention center for adolescents, but lacked the funds needed to fix the crumbling ceiling or to install a working bathroom. She also told us about another challenge. SCIB has been improving maternal and neonatal health in the city of Oruro for years. They had had to decline a request to expand the number of workshops because their annual operating budget had already been committed to other projects.

The money we are raising will help SCI-Bolivia to assist at strategic moments like these or for worthy new initiatives that are not included in its regular budget.
Would you be willing to support this worthy cause? We have set as our goal $10,000, a significant portion of which will be raised online. 

$5,675

 

81% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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    $40

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    $150

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Brett Heindl

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The Team: $5,675 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brett Heindl

Amount Raised

$3,135

 

45% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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Charles Garcia

Amount Raised

$970

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Mozma Saleem

Amount Raised

$425

 

43% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Mary Bilecki

Amount Raised

$400

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Valerie Matedero

Amount Raised

$225

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Lucy Holecek

Amount Raised

$175

 

18% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Sammy Afriyie

Amount Raised

$150

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Siobhan Kennedy

Amount Raised

$125

Donor Comments

Anthony and Darcy Battuello

Anthony and Darcy Battuello

In memory of your Uncle Dave who would be so proud of you! 1 year ago

Amber

Amber

DONATION: $50

Proud of you girlie 1 year ago

Lisa Sholley

Lisa Sholley

DONATION: $50

Excellent work, Oneonta students (and Brett, of course!) I'm looking forward to your trip reports. 1 year ago

jrestrepo

jrestrepo

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anne & Con Brosnan

Anne & Con Brosnan

DONATION: $25

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Al

Al

DONATION: $40

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Cavanaughs.  Billy,Maggie,Aishling & Patrick

Cavanaughs. Billy,Maggie,Aishling & Patrick

DONATION: $50

Safe travels Charlie and God Bless! 1 year ago

Sandy and Linda Golando

Sandy and Linda Golando

DONATION: $25

Good Luck and I know Dad is so so proud of you 1 year ago

lucille matedero

lucille matedero

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Bill and Marsha

Bill and Marsha

DONATION: $100

So proud, have a great time. 1 year ago

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