BUILD Latin America

BUILD Latin America is working on expanding the KoomBook program to three additional communities in Ecuador by Matthew Johnson

by tuftsigl
BUILD Latin America is working on expanding the KoomBook program to three additional communities in Ecuador by Matthew Johnson Jul 07

After meeting with the Canadian embassy in Quito Monday morning, BUILD members Cristina, Cami, and I and our contact at Libraries Without Borders (LWB), Kat, flew to Loja that afternoon and drove to Los Encuentros the morning after to meet with Lundin Gold, a Canadian mining company that operates there. Los Encuentros is a parish in the province of Zamora Chinchipe, which is essentially where the Andes end and the Amazon begins. I reached out to Nathan Monash, a Tufts alum who runs the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts, last fall to see if Lundin Gold would be interested in funding a KoomBook program in Ecuador. Throughout the rest of the school year, BUILD and Lundin Gold remained in contact and arranged this two-day visit to Los Encuentros as a way of exploring a partnership.

Jul 05

BUILD Latin America's Ecuador trip to implement KoomBook program by Matthew Johnson

by tuftsigl

This June, I had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador with fellow BUILD Latin America members, Cristina da Gama and Cami Rovalino, to work on our club’s project with Libraries Without Borders (LWB). BUILD has been partnering with LWB to implement KoomBook programs in communities in Ecuador without access to internet connection.

May 02

BUILD members participate in workshop with Allister Chang, executive director of Libraries Without Borders

by tuftsigl

BUILD Latin America has been partnering with Libraries Without Borders (LWB) for over a year on a project that seeks to implement e-libraries in rural and earthquake-affected areas in Ecuador. In June 2017, five students will travel to Ecuador to implement two trial programs with a local NGO.

Apr 24

Engineers Without Borders and BUILD LA Present on Current Projects and Share Ideas by Amira Al-Subaey

by tuftsigl

Once a year, members of IGL affiliated groups BUILD Latin America and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) come together to present the history and mission of their organizations, share the process of their program’s work, and elaborate on their current projects and the challenges and successes within them.

Mar 08

Discussion on Gender and Justice in Latin American Development with Sebastián Molano

by mdillard

BUILD: Latin America co-hosted a speaker event with Amnesty International and Students Helping Honduras on March 2nd, 2017. The speaker, Sebastián Molano, is a Fletcher graduate and has extensive experience doing development work in many Latin American countries.

Apr 28

Macroeconomic Issues in Latin America with Larry Krohn

by miaellis

Economist Larry Krohn, a Professor of Practice of International Economics at the Fletcher School, and a specialist in Latin America and global macroeconomy spoke to members of BUILD Latin America and Latin American C

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