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CANTOS DE HOMBRES Y PÁJAROS

CANTOS DE HOMBRES Y PÁJAROS On the 15th of March, art resident Dagmar Binder held an exhibition of her felt pieces in La Troje. She was accompanied by volunteer and cellist Noid who played Stravinsky’s “Song of the Nightingale” slowed down to accent the individual bird calls that comprise the song. The show marked the end of Dagmar’s three month residency with Sustainable Bolivia and celebrated not only the beautiful work she had created during her time here, but also the contributions she made to Manuela Gandarillas Center for the Blind. Dagmar worked with volunteer Ulrike Barth to help the […]Read More »
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YES! Jesús Moreno, resident artist

Sustainable Bolivia is excited to welcome Jesús Moreno (a.k.a. YES) to the organization as the new artist in residence. From Madrid, Spain, Jesús loves to work with paint. Self taught and with a background in graffitti, Jesús’ voice lies in his painting, drawing, and the creation of geometric shapes. His figures correspond and interact between themselves to connect different paths and tell different stories. From an asthetic viewpoint, Jesús’s art projects an innocence that is both personal and encourages the spectator to contemplate the various interpretations and inspirations of his art. Flexibility and randomness are fundamental in their creation. Jesús will be with […]Read More »
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A Look Inside the English School at Yo Voy a Ti

After several months of travel with her husband, Caroline Robertson showed up at the doorstep of the SB offices looking for a volunteer placement and a way to get involved. Below is a short snippet from a blog post that she wrote for her partner organization, Yo Voy a Ti. “After volunteering at a small rural school in the more affluent Chile, my honeymoon took my hubby and I across the desert border to return to a country I visited seven years ago. A place I recall being full of politics, protests, poverty, inequality and charm: ‘Bolivia la Linda’.  I […]Read More »
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CAICC – who they are and what they do…

In the past six years, over 80 volunteers from Sustainable Bolivia have volunteered their time and experiences with CAICC, offering emotional support and after-school care to the kids. Much like many non profit organizations, CAICC is understaffed, underfunded, and in need of any help that they can get. Not everyone can come to Cochabamba to volunteer, but there are other ways to get involved and donating is one of them. Funds will be used to pay staff members, repair CAICC’s bus, or to invest in a permanent home that will house the organization for years to come. Want to donate? […]Read More »
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SB camping – Parque Ecoturistico Pairumani

Cochabamba is so much fun that sometime’s it’s hard to find time or a good weekend to escape the city and explore the small colonial towns and the beautiful natural landscapes that surround it. But on the second weekend of November, the SB staff and a group of volunteers headed off to the small town of Pairumani for a three-day camping trip at scenic Parque Ecoturistico. Just past Vinto and a forty minute bus ride outside of the city, Parque Ecoturistico’s lush Eucalyptus forest lies at the foothills of Parque Tunari, the 5,000 meter mountain range that borders the north […]Read More »
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Keepin’ it organic – the garden at Sustainable Bolivia

One of the many ways that we work to integrate sustainability into our organization is through the garden. In order to be an effective volunteer, you’ve got to eat well and we pride ourselves on having a whole garden full of organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables for volunteers to pick from.Read More »
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“Rumbo al Arco Iris” – Centro de Rehabilitación Manuela Gandarillas

For the past 61 years, the Manuela Gandarillas center for the blind has been offering support and life skills to Cochabamba’s visually impaired population. On a daily basis, the center works with some 50 students to teach them essential skills like how to read braille and navigate the city’s busy streets, as well inspire their creative side by teaching them piano, guitar, chess, dodge ball, knitting, and computer skills. This is especially important for people who have lost their sight later in life, as these activities prepare individuals for everyday activities such as personal hygiene, dressing, cooking and other activities […]Read More »
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