North Carolina Participants Selected for American Youth Leadership Program

As part of the American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP), North Carolina will send 4 youth and 1 adult mentor to Washington, DC then Paraguay from July 16-August 13, 2013. Participants were selected from Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas, and the Washington, DC metro area.

New Member Travels to Bolivia to Speak on Green Building

Cochabamba Colegio de Arquitectos conference

One of the newest members of NC-Bolivia Partners, Darren Legge, traveled to Bolivia in May and June to deliver a series of conferences on green building. Speaking at five universities and the Cochabamba Institute of Architects, Darren reached over 750 people with his training titled "Residential Green Building Science, Programs, and Tools." He also spoke with government officials, environmental NGOs, and local media to discuss opportunities for promoting sustainable development on a large scale.


June 15th 2013 Mid-Year Meeting

NCPOA once again held its mid-year meeting at the UNC Global Education Center at UNC Chapel Bill on June 15, 2013. After lunch we were treated to a series of presentations including
  • Medical Team Trip Report - Carlos Vargas
  • A talk on the Black diaspora in Bolivia by Ms. Lolita Gutierrez Brockington, author of 'Blacks, Indians, and Spaniards in the Eastern Andes:Reclaiming the Forgotten in Colonial Mizque, 1550-1782'
  • Farmer-to-Famer Trip Report - Steve Gibson

We then as a group brainstormed for the future of NCPOA with many good ideas pouring forth. All in all, a very productive meeting and gathering of Partners friend old and new.


For Christmas, holiday, or end-of-the-year greeting, buy hand-painted cards

In connection with Amizade and CEOLI, Marvin and Marti Wachs, members of NCPOA, offer beautiful hand-painted greeting cards.  For the 8th year in a row, this greeting card project supports disabled young people in Cochabamba, Bolivia.   Some of you have recently served as volunteers in Bolivia, and some of you have graciously bought these cards in the past.  Whatever your connection or involvement, we hope you will consider purchasing CEOLI cards this year.  In 2010 we have several new artists.  You can read about them in the biography section of our website.  We also have a new art teacher


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