Nourish students from our 45 chapters across the country have solidified their partnerships for Summer 2014. We seek to partner with organizations whose missions align with ours to make a lasting impact on extreme global poverty.
Here is the final announcement of our 27 Projects for Summer 2014!
Indiana University—Mayan Families
Indiana University will partner with Mayan Families to promote healthy lifestyles by building a garden and hosting nutrition workshops. Mayan Families is a non-profit organization in Panajachel, Guatemala that provides opportunities to impoverished people through education and community development programs. They will work together to train the members of the community to care for the garden, which will provide healthier meals and allow them an opportunity to earn a supplemental income by selling this produce.
University of Tennessee-Knoxville—UPAVIM
The University of Tennessee Knoxville Chapter will partner with Unidas Para Vivir Mejor (UPAVIM) to provide bilingual education in a safe environment for children in the slums of Guatemala City. They hope to increase the literacy rate and to provide students a means to rise out of poverty. The curriculum that they develop together will be available in the UPAVIM for years to come and the children will be able to use the education and resources they’ve received to continue helping the community, as they grow older.
University of Texas-Austin—VIEWS
The UT-Austin Chapter will work with the Voluntary Integration for Education and Welfare of Society to teach English classes and jobs skills trainings to empower women and children in coastal India. VIEWS is a grass root development organization that brings innovate solutions to underdeveloped communities to create a better society. In this third year partnership, The UT-Austin Chapter and VIEWS hope that together they can provide the women and children on the Odisha coast the resources they need to recover from the tragedy of cyclone Phailin and to break the cycle of poverty within their community.
The UCLA and the UC-Santa Cruz Chapters will work with ByoEarth and Junkabal to construct plant nurseries to sustainably increase income for women in Guatemala City. Junkabal is a nonprofit that is dedicated to improving the lives of women and children through, formal education, technical and vocational career training, and a social program that focuses on dental and nutritional health services. ByoEarth is a social enterprise business that hopes to improve the living conditions in Guatemala by generating solutions through vermicomposting. Together, UCLA and Santa Cruz will team up with these two organizations, to not only build plant nurseries, but they will also teach classes on how to maintain nurseries, market the herbs, account for sales, and cook with herbs at home.
You can learn more about all of our 2014 Projects in the Giving Challenge.
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