Voces Bolivianas Expands To USA

Voces Bolivianas, the Rising Voices grantee from Bolivia, has gone international by starting operation in the USA. From its project blog:

One of the biggest Bolivian diaspora communities is located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. [..]

In keeping with the mission of Voces Bolivianas, which is to work with underrepresented communities, we have decided to begin the first series of workshops outside of the Bolivian borders. On July 12, six participants took part in the first workshop to learn about blogs and each created his or her own blog. Subsequent classes will focus on content creation, including the posting of photos and videos and how to incorporate themselves into the greater Voces Bolivianas community.

Through a partnership with the Santa Maria Episcopal Church in Falls Church, Virginia, we were able to promote these workshops to take place in their computer classroom with highspeed internet, which they graciously provided for the classes.

More news comes from the Voces Bolivianas Twitter (machine translation from Spanish):

11:10 AM Jun 21st We made a presentation – VB in a church in the community bowl. in Virginia there is a poignant, blogging workshops in July

6:47 AM Jul 26th: Machine ready for the second workshop of Bolivian Voices in Virginia USA. Today – learn how to upload photos to their blogs.

The Digital Literacy Workshop El Alto III

Participants of the Digital Literacy Workshop El Alto III

El Alto III workshops:

5:29 PM Jun 20th Workshop for El Alto III blogs (transmision on-line): Live Broadcast by Ustream.TV http://tinyurl.com/my5bzy

1:53 PM Jun 27th: 2nd session of the El Alto III www.vocesbolivianas.org this time to teach the old and new participants – learn more (via @ mrduranch)


Hugo Miranda posts pictures and videos of the snowy road on the way from Oruro to La Paz:

Cristina Quisbert writes [es] from Chicago where she attended the Blogher Conference.

The entire hotel has free internet access in the rooms. That is such a treat, having free internet and fast, but it's a complete paradox for me, because I don't have the most important thing, a laptop. So I am writing from a restaurant in the small hotel offering free internet provided you consume something.

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