Candidates sought for Teacher-in-Residence program in Bolivia

NC Partners has formed a Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) Committee to select a person to travel to Cochabamba, Bolivia this summer (US), 2012. The TIR will assist teachers in their classes at the Bi-National Center, Centro Americano Boliviano (CBA), and possibly provide a community-wide seminar and/or meet with University faculty at a local university.  The TIR will provide seminars and formal and informal discussions with teachers to improve and expand their teaching proficiency, enrich their curriculum and enhance their overall teaching of English.

Steve Gibson - Back from Bolivia

From Steve Gibson’s Facebook account relating to his trip to Bolivia     Jan 23  Sad news from Bolivia, my counterpart's Mom Viki Ramirez passed away Sat. night. She was a true inspiration to many volunteers from US that traveled to Cochabamba. Her love for the people in the rural areas inspired me. She of course lives on in Heaven but also here on earth because the example she showed to all by making the world a better place. I can still see her speaking to the rural children in Quechua as we gave out the bags of school and family health items.

Passing of Eva Marcus

We are sad to be sharing the news of the recent death of beloved Doña Eva Marcus at the age of 94 years.  She certainly lived a good life, and was such an incomparable volunteer.

Sad news: the passing of Don Brockington

Don Brockington has been a long-time member of NC Partners.  He died peacefully Nov. 1 in Chapel Hill after a long illness. His archeology work into the Bolivian Andes and Amazon. His wife Lolita joined him on his many adventures. He devoted years of service to UNC, where he taught in the Anthropology department from 1967 to 1996, as well as to his profession, wrote edited or coauthored scores of articles in English and Spanish, and received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships relating to his projects.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Donald L.

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