LearnServe Paraguay

A landlocked country of six million people, Paraguay is the size of California yet one of the poorest countries in South America.  Paraguay boasts two national languages – Spanish and Guarani – and one of the world’s largest hydroelectric dams, on the eastern border with Brazil.

LearnServe Paraguay participants join young leaders in the capital city, Asunción, and in the small rural town of San Jose de los Arroyos to learn first-hand what life, and social change are like in Paraguay.  In 2015, LearnServe Paraguay participants will:

    • Meet a group of inspiring youth leaders in the barrio of Santa Ana in Asuncion
    • Work on projects in Santa Ana related to health, job skills training, environmental education, and art – all led by youth from the Centro Cultural Comunitario
    • Meet students from  Colegio San Jose, an independent school in Asunción, and connect them with the students in Santa Ana.
    • Meet and live with students and families in San Jose de los Arroyos, a small village two hours from Asuncion, an opportunity to learn about rural Paraguayan culture

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LearnServe Paraguay will give you an understanding of how lasting change comes to the neediest communities in Paraguay — through projects developed by those communities themselves.

Note: Spanish (at least one year) is required of all LearnServe Paraguay participants.

 

Key Dates

Pre-travel Training Dates (tentative – to be confirmed)

Location TBD. Meetings usually take place from 3-6pm on a Saturday or Sunday as noted below.

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January 24 (Sat) – Interview Day
March 15 (Sun) – Kick-off, families welcome!
April 25 (Sat) – Pre-travel meeting for travelers
May 17 (Sun)– Ropes Course
June 13-14 (Sat-Sun) – Pre-travel Seminar, travelers only

Tentative travel dates

June 23, 2015 – July 8, 2015

Post-Travel Follow-up Meetings

Sunday, August 30
Sunday, September 20
Sunday, October 18 – Graduation!

 

Cost

Cost of Trip: $3,900 (does not include passport, visa fees, or vaccinations)

Financial Aid is available.  Any participant or school unable to cover the full cost of the program should contact Sabine Keinath by email at trips@learn-serve.org.

Resources

For more information, contact trips@learn-serve.org.

LearnServe Paraguay Blog

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