I am returning to Cochabamba, Bolivia South America, late Summer to volunteer with www.boliviadigna.org.

I will be volunteering on a project designed to protect and defend children (2-18) at risk in impoverished neighbourhoods, who are often victims of violence of any kind. The project helps promote human rights education, responsible leadership and Christian values. I will also visit terminally ill children in the cancer hospital who are often left alone. I hope to teach arts and crafts, face-paint, play with Tai Chi and mindfulness relaxation and bring a little joy into the lives of young ones.

How Can You Help?

There are 2 ways you can help out.

  1. Sponsor a £10 teddy for a terminally ill child….

Just an update everyone, Jellycat https://www.jellycat.com providing one of each book free and some more merchandise!  

Lovely note from their PR department ” we are more than happy to send out donations, however we do not expect any sort of recognition for this as we are more than happy to simply support a worthy cause.”

I think we are up to 20 Teddies sponsored now! Yeah !

Once I know what Jellycat can offer and Francesco (Bolivia Digna) can estimated how many children are in the wards, we can get moving. 

You can choose your Teddy or book and make a note to the child,

If you want to sponsor at Teddy, follow the Facebook page link below or email me Lou@elementas.co.uk or call me 07715814833. Thank you!

See Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1311130165720317/

2. Project Bolivia – Sponsored Swim – 100 lengths Target £800

My good friend Jo has agreed to join me in the UK for a sponsored swim, to raise funds for the children We hope to do this by end of July. All sponsorship is appreciated, by the length or total please.

Last time your help purchased face paints, games and toys, you bought the children essential clothes, re-kitted out their orphanage with cooker, fridge and furniture to create a living area and created fun with pizza and the cinema.  

If you want to help by sponsoring our swim or a Teddy get in touch Lou@elementas.co.uk. Thank You!

Please note all my trip expenses are self-funded.

PS did you know Bolivia was landlocked?

In a valley in the Andes mountain range, Cochabamba is known as the “city of eternal spring.” At around 2,558 m (8,392 ft) altitude, the sunny dry highland weather rarely gets too hot or cold…. Time to get fit and ready for the altitude…

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