Twentieth Anniversary Virtual Quaker Study Tour

La Paz & Huayna Potosi


Come visit with our Bolivian students, graduates and staff on our Virtual Quaker Study Tour in honor of our twentieth anniversary.  We’ve asked them to give an overview of three aspects life in Bolivia: the struggle for education to overcome poverty, the effects of climate change in Bolivia, and the student experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Join BQEF supporters from around the world for three sessions:

July 11th 7 p.m. EST.  BQEF and AVP leaders talk of The Founding, Development, and Fruits of BQEF, starting with Newton Garver and Bernabe Yujra’s  efforts to overcome family poverty with education. 

Presenters include Bernabe Yujra Coordinator BQE-Bolivia, Alicia Lucasi, Program Coordinator, BQE-Bolivia and Magaly Quispe, BQEF graduate and now Facilitator, Proyecto Alternativas a la Violencia PAV.

July 20th 7 p.m. EST (US).  BQEF graduates speak on their experience with Climate Change in Bolivia.  Presenters include Rubén Hilary, BQEF graduate in Linguistics and Guido Quispe, BQEF graduate in Environmental Engineering

July 23rd 4 p.m. EST (US). Current students speak about their experiences of Living with COVID in Bolivia.

Presenters include:

1.      Ana Hinojosa Avendaño, Universidad Salesiana de Bolivia, Cochabamba; Education, 5th Semester

2.     Dereck Mamani Torrez, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz; Business Administration, 6th semester.

3.     Dayana Álvarez Tito, Universidad Pública de El Alto, Sede Batallas, La Paz, Science of Education, 4th Year

4.     Maricruz Ramirez Calle, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz; Nursing, 3rd Year.

To register, send an email to with your name and address and your Meeting (if affiliated with a Friends Meeting).