School Supplies for Bolivian Kids

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Luke Lander is a first year Mathematics major, and is also minoring in Data Science. He is a member of the Westminster College football team. He enjoys football, and being outside with friends. Luke’s interest for the future is to work in the Data Science field.
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Jackson Alexander is a Mathematics major with a minor in secondary education. He enjoys spending time with friends and doing outdoor activities. Jackson is from Wexford, Pennsylvania.
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Sierra Cerezo is an Early Childhood Education/ Special Education Major. She hopes to minor in Sign Language. She plans to teach kindergarten or first grade. In her spare time she enjoys being with friends and making art. Sierra is from Lawrence County, PA.

Consider donating to Mano a Mano, our unique cause that offers school supplies to high needs children in Bolivia.

School Supplies for Bolivia

Many families living in the Bolivian Andes Mountains earn less than $2.00 a day. They believe educating their children is their only escape from poverty.  Sadly, children cannot attend school unless their parents can purchase school supplies for them. The required annual supplies cost an average of $35 per child; this presents an impossible burden for families with multiple school-aged children.  Mano a Mano collects usable, often new, school supplies abandoned in U.S. students’ lockers at the end of each school year.  Volunteers pack and ship these supplies to Bolivia, where they are distributed to children in need. Once they have the needed supplies, parents can send their children to school.

Child holding colored pencils and markers

Why should people donate? How do their donations help?

Bolivia is a struggling country, one of the poorest in South America.  They struggle to extract natural resources to sell to other nations.  Bolivia struggles to offer a free public education to all children. One key option to help this country is educating the children of Bolivia.  An educated citizen can enter the workforce, stimulate the economy and help to improve life in Bolivia as a whole. Consider helping this struggling country by supporting education in Bolivia.

Research Overview

Bolivia, the fifth largest country in South America, is named after independence fighter, Simon Bolivar. Bolivia is a developing country struggling to overcome a lack of health care workers, inadequate educational opportunities and child labor issues.  Organizations like Mano a Mano help Bolivians with funds to build roads, create health care facilities and gather school supplies for Bolivian children. Many rural Bolivians do not have access to the everyday amenities we take for granted.  Bolivian children and families need our help.

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Donate to help this cause today!

Published by jalexander329

Jackson Alexander is a mathematics major with a minor in secondary education. He enjoys spending time with friends and doing outdoor activities. Jackson is from Wexford Pennsylvania.

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