North and South America
Below is a sample of some of the projects which UWC students have made a difference in North and South America with GoMakeADifference’s support.
Campo Grande Seed Project — Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil – (2016)
A group of UWC students set out to interview members of the community to create a documentary that will educate people about the struggles of the indigenous communities in Brazil.
We are Haiti — Port au Prince, Haiti – (2015)
Teaching craft skills to locals so they can sell local crafts.
Common Soup Kitchen — N/A, USA – (2014)
TennYEN — Tennessee, USA – (2011)
Establish environmental network amongst state youth, share learning, ideas, visit schools to encourage same
Integration for a better Mexico — Oaxaca, Mexico – (2010)
Integration of teachers and teenagers from indigenous and non-indigenous communities during a 4-week program to encourage bonding of the communities.
Educate — Tarapoto, Cordillera Azul/Rio De Janeiro, Fazenda Santo Antonio, Peru/Brazil – (2008)
This diverse project made a difference to various people in South America. Support included: Working with orphans who were victims of violence to help them to regain trust and develop their potential. Raising environmental awareness and the importance of preserving the Amazon with CIMA at the Cordillera Azul National Park. Teaching English in favelas of Rio, increasing the skill set of teenagers to make them more employable and deter them from crime. Furthermore, the reform of a school in rural Brazil with the help organized from a local engineer.
Farming and community development — Panama, South America – (2007)
This project included building up the agricultural infrastructure of farms, developing communities and increasing the awareness of global inequality.
Helping to combat malnutrition — Cocle & Veraguas, Panama – (2006)
By building up the agricultural infrastructure of farms to help combat malnutrition particularly among pregnant women and children under 5. The project also promoted the Patronato de Nutricion programme.