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What Are These Kids Doing Up So Late? Working on Their Future!

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Albertina and a T-shirt with her original design, ready to sell to help pay for a field trip

Working till 2:00 a.m. to fill orders might not be every teenager’s first choice, but that’s what David, Juana and William decided to do (unknown to we adults until the next morning) on my last night in Sorata this past trip. They were silk-screening designs on T-shirts requested by recent Study Tour visitors from California, determined to complete as many as possible for me to bring back to the US. I delivered them at a group reunion the next week, to everyone’s delight.

Sorata and The Rockettes

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Rockettes: Internado Patio Workers

They came from four countries, spoke three languages, and ranged in age from 4 to 76.   And they gathered at the Internado in Sorata, Bolivia, to wash rocks!  The rock washing was part of a project to repair drainage problems in the patio of the Internado, a residence for rural students attending middle and high school in Sorata.

An Alternative Vacation: Sharing Real Wealth

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Removing small trees with their roots, digging a 32 foot trench, and wire-brushing mold off stucco may not be everyone’s choice of a vacation, but for the 9 of us in the first Quaker Community Service Tour to Bolivia, it was a rewarding and gratifying experience.
 

A home visit to Cabra Cancha

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A Home Visit to Cabra Cancha

Manuel Cuariti is currently the student who makes the
longest walk to go home on weekends from the
Internado. Here (right) is a photo of his home in Cabra Cancha (with mother and mule), and (below) the area surrounding his home, including their cornfield.

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