Duke Work-Study Intern to assist NCPOA

We are happy to welcome Joe Repp as the Duke work-study student who will work closely with Partners, assisting with Member Relations, including tasks such as maintaining the membership directory, sending welcome packets to new members, helping to create a member recruiting plan for NC POA; and with other tasks such as researching internship opportunities in Cochabamba for interested North Carolina students and researching possible grants that would jointly fund NCPOA and DCID (Duke Center for International Development) projects around the broad theme of sustainable development in Latin Amer

Medical Team Visit to Cochabamba

Medical Team Visit to Cochabamba March 20 – April 7, 2009 A super team of surgeons and other medical personnel traveled to Cochabamba and La Paz to do an intensive week of surgeries (primarily on patients with burn scars, especially children.

Steve Gibson’s Trip to Bolivia

Steve Gibson’s Trip to – March 12-24 After a trip to Tupiza with a United Methodist Building team I was unable to fly to Cochabamba due to a cancelled flight due to weather from Sucre. So I got the last seat on the midnight bus. This is a 10 hour ride over an unpaved road. My seat was in the back so it was not too pleasant, especially not being able to see out. Mauricio picked me up at the terminal and I found out we were on our way to the campo. We worked for 3 days at the school in Llallaguani.

Youth Ambassadors from Bolivia to NC

Three Bolivian youth will arrive in Raleigh February 25 and stay until March 7, 2009 as part of the Youth Ambassadors initiative that Partners of the , Washington, DC and the North Carolina and Cochabamba, are sponsoring. This cross-cultural exchange promotes increased mutual understanding among peoples of the . The Youth Ambassador Program is funded by the US State Department through the Office of Citizen Exchanges, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. The program begins with a five day study tour of Washington, D.C.

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