By John Scardina I recently attended the Summer Sessions of New York Yearly Meeting at the Silver Bay YMCA Center on Lake George, NY. We had a QBL display table, and QBL interest group, and a meeting with the staff of … Continue reading
QBL is happy to report on current work as a Quaker response to poverty amongst the Aymara people in the Altiplano region. In April, there was a historic first-time meeting in La Paz of the three QBL board clerks—from the … Continue reading
Bienvenidos a Bolivia!
Students of T. Annmarie’s PK/K classroom at West Chester Friends School (in West Chester PA) traveled to Bolivia!
“During this unit we experienced life in the Andes Mountains because of the Quaker Bolivia Link and Teacher John Scardina. We were able to try on a special gift of T. John’s, a wool sarape, and later made their own sarapes. Like the people in the mountains, we made clay bowls, learned about weaving, and discovered interesting facts about llamas. We talked about QBL and their amazing goal of bringing clean water to the people in the Andean villages!”
The children were fascinated to learn how the QBL is teaching these native people to build greenhouses, grow important vegetables, and develop a healthy environment to raise their children. At the end of this unit the class and teachers had an amazing celebration as they welcomed the school and parents to La Fiesta de Bolivia. Here the children shared their knowledge of this beautiful country. We even raised $35.69 for QBL!
View more photos of this fun and inspirational event: https://goo.gl/photos/tV43UWKG6GQFRAd97
Our Journey in Chullunkani, Bolivia Chullunkani Water Project Did you know that the average distance that women in rural communities of Africa, Asia and South America walk to collect water is 6 kilometers (almost 4 miles)? That is the equivalent … Continue reading
20 Years and Counting This fall we continue to celebrate the important work that Quaker Bolivia Link has done over the last 20 years, providing effective responses to poverty among the Aymara communities of the Altiplano, with a new community … Continue reading
Celebrating 20 Years of Responding to Poverty Just over 20 years ago, a group of British Quakers visited Bolivia to meet and build links with the Quakers there. They most certainly did not realize it at the time, but they … Continue reading