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Helping Communities Abroad through New Summer Partnerships | Nourish International

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

TWO DAYS LEFT!! We are approaching the end and are blown away by the progress our students have made in their fundraising efforts. As of today, we have raised over $50,000!! The 2015 Giving Challenge is wrapping up this Wednesday the 25th at midnight, so please consider donating to help us hit our $75,000 goal!

Last week, we shared with you about some of the Projects that are working with their on-the-ground partner for a second consecutive year. We are also excited to announce six brand new partnerships our Chapters have formed with organizations that we have not collaborated with previously.

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Associaçäo Casa de Videira – Brazil

  • UNC-Chapel Hill and Associaçäo Casa de Videira will create and improve the seed bank that will serve to provide hands-on learning opportunities relating to organic practices in agriculture for Palmeira, Brazil.

Asociacion de Voluntarios para El Desarrollo Comunitario – Nicaragua

  • Randolph-Macon and UT-Austin will partner with AVODEC to install a new irrigation system and design a single gravity system to put in place in the community in Jinotega. They will then prepare and/or facilitate training sessions the community member on how to use the system efficiently.

Helping Hands – Peru

  • Dayton and Whittier will create a shop for the women of Cusco, Peru to make and sell their products. Students will be working closely with Helping Hands to produce a website for the women’s handicrafts and fund the craft production for the women.

Samerth Charitable Trust – India

  • Butler and Ohio State are working with Samerth Charitable Trust to develop a computer database in the Kutch district of Gujarat.

Sehgal Foundation – India

  • Sehgal Foundation is partnering with our UF and UT-Knoxville Chapters to implement a project focused on sanitation and toilet construction while working with the village health, sanitation, and nutrition committee in Haryana.

Sustainable Bolivia – Bolivia

  • Boston College and Boston University will be working with Sustainable Bolivia in Cochabamba to participate in women’s empowerment programs and promote female health education within a local grade school. Both Chapters will also band together to develop sustainable technology and a health curriculum for the members within the community.

Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme – Uganda

  • Hope College and Georgia Tech will team up with URDT to help support a girls school in constructing water tanks to provide a clean water supply. They will also be teaching the students in the school as well as Kampala, Uganda community members entrepreneurial and agricultural skills.

Please visit our 2015 Giving Challenge Crowdrise page to find out more about all of our other awesome summer Projects. And please donate to support the Nourish movement! Keep up the great work!

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