We are a group of 20 Northwestern students planning to spend our spring break doing community service in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schools from around the country are teaming up with Hillel Argentina to help improve the surrounding communities in Buenos Aires. We are dedicated to alleviating third world poverty and improving the plight of the international Jewish community. We will be working with both interfaith and Jewish community organizations on projects dealing with education, infant care, literacy and more. We will be partnering specifically with an under-resourced school to improve the quality of education for its students by painting murals in outdoor play areas, improving the music-education facility, and building a library so the students can access books and improve literacy. We will also volunteer in a childcare center that serves underprivileged families. By completing our service projects and spending time with the people of Buenos Aires we will prove to them that those facing the challenges of third-world poverty are not alone.
We have been fundraising so that we can make a donation to one of the causes that we will be working with (to be determined). If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Shauna Perelman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that she will be out of contact while we are on the trip from March 20-28.
And don't forget to check out what our friends are doing on the ASB Cuba trip at http://asbcuba.tumblr.com
March 25, 2009
Some photos are up!
Be sure to check out the newly-posted photos as well as Jenn´s blog on La Bomba! In order to view all of the photos and blogs, please click on the small arrow on the bottom right of the page.
P.S. Due to the amount of time it takes to upload on these computers, I will only be able to post videos when we have a substantial amount of free time. We have some great footage, so keep an eye out for that!
Jenn at “Baby Help.”
Hasan feeding a child at “Baby Help.”
Jeff at “Baby Help.”
Michelle at “Baby Help.”
Sophie, Jenn, Kevin, and Jason play with a child at “Baby Help.”
Maxwell at “Baby Help.”
Shoshi and Tapasya playing with children at “Baby Help,” a Jewish daycare center for children ages 0-3 months whose families live below the poverty line.
"La Boca," a famous neighborhood in Buenos Aires. The houses are painted different colors because immigrants came to the city with only the paint that was available on the ships.
Shoshi and Lauren cheering for River Plate.