£760raised of £1,500 target by 25 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to help a project where young people in Bolivia are supporting their remote farming communities suffering severe effects of climate change

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I recently had the privilege of visiting Bolivia under exceptional circumstances. I was able to meet a wide variety of people who have been involved in transforming the politics of their country. Under President Evo Morales and the democratically created Plurinational Constitution they are building an inclusive society with a positive attitude towards environmental sustainabilty that is a model for the world.

As in many rapidly changing societies there is a big challenge to ensure continuity between the values and of the people who have created the new possibilities and the new generation that is benefitting from their achievements. I was impressed by a group of young people from rural communities in the city of Cochabamba who want to address this challenge.

OJUDERMA is the youth section of an association of irrigation farmers. It has a project to provide education and training in environmental sustainability and climate change for students from rural communities in the Department of Cochabamba, Bolivia, who are studying at the public university in the city of Cochabamba. It will enable them to contribute to the wellbeing and development of their communities of origin.

A training and education programme covering the serious problems of climate change and wáter supply that are being faced includes visits to projects, seminars and conferences in Bolivia, and a video conferencing exchange with the Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales. Donations will provide internet facilities for the project.

The problem of climate change is a result of economic growth in the wealthy countries of the world. They have a responsibility to help those in poor and exploited countries whose livelihoods are being directly affected by drought, floods and storm, in far more drastic ways than for us. If our governments are slow to act we must do everything we can ourselves. In this way we shall also become more knowledgable in our efforts to persuade governments

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  • Keith  Jackson

    Keith Jackson

    12 hours ago

    Keith Jackson

    We now have £1000 with the addition of donations offline. We shall hold some events in the new year to raise funds. So lets make a big a big push now.

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    Keith Jackson

    2 months ago

    Keith Jackson

    Thanks very much for your support everyone. We are now just over half way there. Thanks for putting it around your network. Lets keep the ball rolling.

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  • Kathy


    Nov 8, 2016

    hope this is going well - I got to it in the end


  • Elaine Henbest

    Elaine Henbest

    Oct 15, 2016

    Shaun shared your project on Facebook- the very best of luck to you and much admiration for your hard work.


  • Shaun, Andrew & Lucas

    Shaun, Andrew & Lucas

    Oct 15, 2016

    Let's Skype or FaceTime soon so you can fill us in on your South American adventures! X


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